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Definition of plane noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    plane

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//pleɪn//
     
     
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  1. 1= airplane She left by plane for Albany. a plane crash Icaught the next plane to Philadelphia. The plane took off an hour late. The plane landed in San Juan. They boarded the plane and flew to Chicago. Topic CollocationsTravel and Tourismvacations have/take a vacation/a break/a day off/a year off/time off go on/be on vacation/leave/honeymoon/safari/sabbatical/a trip/a tour/a cruise/a pilgrimage go backpacking/camping/sightseeing plan a trip/a vacation/your itinerary reserve a hotel room/a flight/tickets have/make/cancel a reservation rent a condo/a vacation home/a cabin rent a car/bicycle/moped/scooter/Jet Ski stay in a hotel/a bed and breakfast/a youth hostel/a villa/a trailer/a vacation home/a resort/a timeshare cost/charge $100 a/per night for a suite/a single/double/twin room check into/out of a hotel/a motel/your room pack/unpack your suitcase/bags call/order room service cancel/cut short a trip/vacationforeign travel apply for/get/renew a/your passport take out/buy/get travel insurance catch/miss your plane/train/ferry/connecting flight fly (in)/travel (in) first/business/economy class make/have a brief/two-day/twelve-hour layover/stopover in Hong Kong experience/cause/lead to delays check (in)/collect/get/lose your baggage/luggage be charged for/pay excess baggage fees board/get on/leave/get off the aircraft/plane/ship/ferry taxi down/leave/approach/hit/overshoot the runway experience/hit/encounter (mild/severe) turbulence suffer from/recover from/get over your jet lag/motion sickness be seasick/carsickthe tourist industry attract/draw/bring tourists/visitors encourage/promote/hurt tourism promote/develop ecotourism build/develop/visit a tourist/tropical/beach/ski resort work for/be operated by a major hotel chain be served by/compete with low-fare/low-cost/budget airlines use/go to/have a travel agent contact/check with your travel agent/tour operator buy/be on/go on a package deal/vacation/tour buy/bring back (tacky/overpriced) souvenirs
  2. 2(geometry) any flat or level surface, or an imaginary flat surface through or joining material objects the horizontal/vertical plane We may describe uniquely any point in a plane by an ordered pair of numbers, called coordinates.
  3. 3a level of thought, existence, or development to reach a higher plane of achievement They seem to exist on a different spiritual plane.
  4. 4a tool with a blade set in a flat surface, used for making the surface of wood smooth by shaving very thin layers off it
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: plane