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
Watching the detectorists
Watching the detectorists
by ,
May 31, 2016
by Colin McIntosh You could be forgiven for thinking that old-fashioned hobbies that don’t involve computers have fallen out of favour. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. If anything, the internet has made it easier for people with specialist hobbies from different corners of the world to come together to support one another

Read More 

Word of the Day

biodegrade

to decay naturally and in a way that is not harmful

Word of the Day

decision fatigue noun
decision fatigue noun
May 30, 2016
a decreased ability to make decisions as a result of having too many decisions to make Our brains have a finite number of decisions they can make before they get depleted and become less discerning – so this is called decision fatigue.

Read More