Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “plane”

plane

noun [C]  /pleɪn/ us  

plane noun [C] (AIRCRAFT)

(also airplane) a vehicle that is designed for air travel and that has wings and one or more engines: Shelley’s plane is due in at 10, but it’s a half-hour late.

plane noun [C] (SURFACE)

geometry a flat surface that continues in all directions

plane noun [C] (LEVEL)

a level or standard: Once we got a new financial manager, our business meetings were conducted on a much higher plane.

plane noun [C] (TOOL)

a tool with a blade in a flat surface that is rubbed against wood to cut away rough parts and make it smooth
(Definition of plane from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of plane?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More American English definitions for “plane”

Definitions of “plane” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

maiden

a girl or young woman

Word of the Day

Countability – grammar codes

by Dom Glennon​​,
November 26, 2014
Advices and informations Have you ever noticed strange codes in square brackets on entries in Cambridge Dictionaries Online and wondered what they mean? These are grammar codes, giving you a brief summary of how that word behaves grammatically. More information can be obtained by hovering your cursor over the code, and there’s

Read More 

ped-text verb

November 24, 2014
to text someone while walking I’m ped-texting, I’m looking down at my phone, 75 percent of the time.

Read More