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"plane" in American English

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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 British English

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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

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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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"plane" in Business English

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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)
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