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Etymology 1

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] planum ‘flat surface’, a noun use of the neuter of planus ‘plain’. The word was introduced in the seventeenth century to distinguish the geometrical senses from the other senses of plain.

Adjective

plane (not comparable)

Positive
plane

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Of a surface: Perfectly flat or level.
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Noun

Singular
plane

Plural
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plane ({{{1}}})
  1. (geometry) A flat surface extending infinitely in all directions.
  2. A level of existence. (eg, astral plane)
  3. A roughly flat, thin, often moveable structure used to create lateral force by the flow of air or water over its surface, found on aircraft, submarines, etc.
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Etymology 2

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From Old (and modern) French plane, from late Latin plana ‘planing tool’, from planare.

Noun

a rabbet plane

Singular
plane

Plural
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plane ({{{1}}})
  1. (countable) A tool for smoothing wood by removing thin layers from the surface.
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Verb

Infinitive
to plane

Third person singular
plan

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to plane (third-person singular simple present plan, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To smooth (wood) with a plane.
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Etymology 3

Abbreviated from aeroplane.

Noun

Singular
plane

Plural
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plane ({{{1}}})
  1. An airplane; an aeroplane.
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Verb

Infinitive
to plane

Third person singular
plan

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to plane (third-person singular simple present plan, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (nautical) To move in a way that lifts the bow of a boat out of the water.
  2. To glide or soar.
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Etymology 4

From Old French plane from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] platanus, from Ancient Greek πλάτανος (platanos) from πλατύς (platus), wide, broad).

Noun

Singular
plane

Plural
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plane ({{{1}}})
  1. (countable) (botany) A deciduous tree of the genus Platanus.
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French

Verb

plane

  1. first person and third person indicative and subjunctive of planer, glide

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