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Plane vs. Plank

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Planeadjective

Of a surface: flat or level.

Planknoun

A long, broad and thick piece of timber, as opposed to a board which is less thick.

Planenoun

A level or flat surface.

Planknoun

A political issue that is of concern to a faction or a party of the people and the political position that is taken on that issue.

‘Germanization was a central plank of German conservative thinking in the 19th and 20th centuries.’;

Planenoun

(geometry) A flat surface extending infinitely in all directions (e.g. horizontal or vertical plane).

Planknoun

Physical exercise in which one holds a pushup position for a measured length of time.

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Planenoun

A level of existence or development. (eg, astral plane)

Planknoun

A stupid person, idiot.

Planenoun

A roughly flat, thin, often moveable structure used to create lateral force by the flow of air or water over its surface, found on aircraft, submarines, etc.

Planknoun

That which supports or upholds.

Planenoun

Any of a number of designated ranges of sequential code points.

Plankverb

(transitive) To cover something with planking.

‘to plank a floor or a ship’;

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Planenoun

(anatomy) An imaginary plane which divides the body into two portions.

Plankverb

(transitive) To bake (fish, etc.) on a piece of cedar lumber.

Planenoun

(countable) A tool for smoothing wood by removing thin layers from the surface.

Plankverb

To lay down, as on a plank or table; to stake or pay cash.

‘to plank money in a wager’;

Planenoun

An airplane; an aeroplane.

Plankverb

(transitive) To harden, as hat bodies, by felting.

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Planenoun

(countable) A deciduous tree of the genus Platanus.

Plankverb

To splice together the ends of slivers of wool, for subsequent drawing.

Planenoun

(Northern UK) A sycamore.

Plankverb

(intransitive) To pose for a photograph while lying rigid, face down, arms at side, in an unusual place.

Planeverb

(transitive) To smooth (wood) with a plane.

Planknoun

A broad piece of sawed timber, differing from a board only in being thicker. See Board.

Planeverb

(nautical) To move in a way that lifts the bow of a boat out of the water.

Planknoun

Fig.: That which supports or upholds, as a board does a swimmer.

‘His charity is a better plank than the faith of an intolerant and bitter-minded bigot.’;

Planeverb

To glide or soar.

Planknoun

One of the separate articles in a declaration of the principles of a party or cause; as, a plank in the national platform.

Planenoun

Any tree of the genus Platanus.

Plankverb

To cover or lay with planks; as, to plank a floor or a ship.

Planenoun

A surface, real or imaginary, in which, if any two points are taken, the straight line which joins them lies wholly in that surface; or a surface, any section of which by a like surface is a straight line; a surface without curvature.

Plankverb

To lay down, as on a plank or table; to stake or pay cash; as, to plank money in a wager.

Planenoun

An ideal surface, conceived as coinciding with, or containing, some designated astronomical line, circle, or other curve; as, the plane of an orbit; the plane of the ecliptic, or of the equator.

Plankverb

To harden, as hat bodies, by felting.

Planenoun

A block or plate having a perfectly flat surface, used as a standard of flatness; a surface plate.

Plankverb

To splice together the ends of slivers of wool, for subsequent drawing.

Planenoun

A tool for smoothing boards or other surfaces of wood, for forming moldings, etc. It consists of a smooth-soled stock, usually of wood, from the under side or face of which projects slightly the steel cutting edge of a chisel, called the iron, which inclines backward, with an apperture in front for the escape of shavings; as, the jack plane; the smoothing plane; the molding plane, etc.

Planknoun

a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes

Planeadjective

Without elevations or depressions; even; level; flat; lying in, or constituting, a plane; as, a plane surface.

Planknoun

an endorsed policy in the platform of a political party

Planeverb

To make smooth; to level; to pare off the inequalities of the surface of, as of a board or other piece of wood, by the use of a plane; as, to plane a plank.

Plankverb

cover with planks;

‘The streets were planked’;

Planeverb

To efface or remove.

‘He planed away the names . . . written on his tables.’;

Plankverb

set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise;

‘He planked the money on the table’; ‘He planked himself into the sofa’;

Planeverb

Figuratively, to make plain or smooth.

‘What student came but that you planed her path.’;

Plankverb

cook and serve on a plank;

‘Planked vegetable’; ‘Planked shad’;

Planeverb

Of a boat, to lift more or less out of the water while in motion, after the manner of a hydroplane; to hydroplane.

Planenoun

an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets;

‘the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane’;

Planenoun

(mathematics) an unbounded two-dimensional shape;

‘we will refer to the plane of the graph as the X-Y plane’; ‘any line joining two points on a plane lies wholly on that plane’;

Planenoun

a level of existence or development;

‘he lived on a worldly plane’;

Planenoun

a power tool for smoothing or shaping wood

Planenoun

a carpenter's hand tool with an adjustable blade for smoothing or shaping wood;

‘the cabinetmaker used a plane for the finish work’;

Planeverb

cut or remove with or as if with a plane;

‘The machine shaved off fine layers from the piece of wood’;

Planeverb

travel on the surface of water

Planeverb

make even or smooth, with or as with a carpenter's plane;

‘plane the top of the door’;

Planeadjective

having a horizontal surface in which no part is higher or lower than another;

‘a flat desk’; ‘acres of level farmland’; ‘a plane surface’;

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