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noun [countable] plane pronunciation in British English /pleɪn/
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singularplane
pluralplanes
  1. 1
    an aircraft with wings and at least one engine

    Her father was killed in a plane crash.

    by plane:

    We travelled by plane from Mexico City.

    on/onto/off a plane:

    After passengers got off the plane in Dublin, it continued on its way to London.

    catch a plane:

    We drove to the airport and caught the next plane to Nice.

  2. 2
    a level of thought, development, or existence

    It was at United that Goram would reach a higher plane of achievement.

  3. 5
    a plane tree
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