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Plane meaning

plane - 15 dictionary results

  1. 1. cut or remove with or as if with a plane; " The machine shaved off fine layers from the piece of wood"
  2. 2. make even or smooth, with or as with a carpenter's plane; " plane the top of the door"
  3. 3. Of a boat, to lift more or less out of the water while in motion, after the manner of a hydroplane; to hydroplane.
  4. 4. Any tree of the genus Platanus.
  5. 5. Without elevations or depressions; even; level; flat; lying in, or constituting, a plane; as, a plane surface.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. A block or plate having a perfectly flat surface, used as a standard of flatness; a surface plate.
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. To efface or remove.
  12. 12. Figuratively, to make plain or smooth.
  13. 13. An even surface; tool for smoothing surfaces; tree with broad leaves.
  14. 14. Level; even.
  15. 15. To smooth with a plane.

plane - examples of usage

  1. She drew the curtain and looked out among the scanty leaves of the plane- trees. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. But perhaps you will say, " Why should we want to have anything more to do with the physical plane? - "The Law and the Word", Thomas Troward.
  3. Therefore, if we want to act on the physical plane, we must put on a physical body. - "The Law and the Word", Thomas Troward.
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