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 ​vehicledesigned for ​airtravel, with ​wings and one or more ​engines: a ​fighter/​transport/​passenger plane We'll be boarding the plane in about 20 ​minutes. He ​hatestravelling by plane. a plane ​ticket

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

planeverb [T]

uk   /pleɪn/  us   /pleɪn/
to ​removesmallstrips of ​wood from a ​surface with a ​specialtool: 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 ​airtravel 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 ​flatsurface that ​continues in all ​directions
  • plane noun [C] (LEVEL)

a ​level or ​standard: Once we got a new ​financialmanager, ​ourbusinessmeetings were ​conducted on a much ​higher plane.
  • plane noun [C] (TOOL)

a ​tool with a ​blade in a ​flatsurface that is ​rubbed against ​wood to ​cut away ​roughparts 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   us   /pleɪn/
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
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
by ,
April 27, 2016
by Liz Walter If you are a learner of English and you are confused about the words there, their and they’re, let me reassure you: many, many people with English as their first language share your problem! You only have to take a look at the ‘comments’ sections on the website of, for example, a popular

Read More 

Word of the Day

planet

an extremely large, round mass of rock and metal, such as Earth, or of gas, such as Jupiter, that moves in a circular path around the sun or another star

Word of the Day

trigger warning noun
trigger warning noun
May 02, 2016
a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

Read More