plane Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “plane” in the English Dictionary

"plane" in British English

See all translations

planenoun [C]

uk   /pleɪn/ us   /pleɪn/
  • plane noun [C] (AIRCRAFT)

A1 UK also aeroplane, US also airplane a vehicle designed for air travel, with wings and one or more engines: a fighter/transport/passenger plane We'll be boarding the plane in about 20 minutes. He hates travelling by plane. a plane ticket

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

planeverb [T]

uk   /pleɪn/ us   /pleɪn/
to remove small strips of wood from a surface with a special tool: You'll have to plane some more off the bottom of the door - it's still sticking.

planeadjective [before noun]

uk   /pleɪn/ us   /pleɪn/ specialized
(Definition of plane from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"plane" in American English

See all translations

planenoun [C]

us   /pleɪn/
  • 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)

"plane" in Business English

See all translations

planenoun [C]

uk   /pleɪn/ us  
an aircraft with wings and one or more engines: a plane for/to/from sth I'll get the next plane to London.on/in a plane He's on a plane at the moment, on his way to Chicago.a plane leaves/takes off/lands The plane leaves in 45 minutes. miss/catch/get a plane If you don't hurry, you'll miss your plane. get on/board a plane
(Definition of plane from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of plane?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Read More 

Word of the Day

sunburned

Sunburned skin has become red and sore by being in the strong heat of the sun for too long, or is very suntanned.

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More