plane plane  /ˈpleɪn/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets
  2. (n) (mathematics) an unbounded two-dimensional shape
  3. (n) a level of existence or development
  4. (n) a power tool for smoothing or shaping wood
  5. (n) a carpenter's hand tool with an adjustable blade for smoothing or shaping wood
  6. (v) cut or remove with or as if with a plane
  7. (v) travel on the surface of water
  8. (v) make even or smooth, with or as with a carpenter's plane
  9. (adj) having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another

Usage(s):

  1. Jose Mar Flores used a fake bomb to hijack the plane, then ordered the pilot to circle over Mexico City seven times.
  2. Less than an hour later, the plane crashed in a paddy, killing 206 of the more than 300 passengers aboard.
  3. Yes, yes, I've been banned from McCain's plane, though I don't consider it a big deal, which is why I haven't written about it.

News

  1. Plane lost power twice before crashing in Herndon last month

    An initial report filed by federal investigators showed that the plane lost power twice before smashing through the roof of an apartment building.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Washington Post

  2. Plane hits light pole at Nashville airport before Atlanta flight

    A plane at Nashville International Airport hit a light pole minutes before it was set to take off Thursday, sending passengers back to the terminal to await a later flight.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Tennessean

  3. Plane Crashes Into Hangar at Chino Airport

    A plane has crashed into a hangar at Chino Airport in San Bernardino County, California. No one has been reported as injured in the crash , which occurred while the jet was taxiing. The jet belonged to a private company called Grady International Inc., which is registered in Irvine. The jet was undergoing an engine test, according to KTLA , and was never intended to fly today. Three mechanics ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Jalopnik

Quotes

  1. "The goal of the project is to have a solar-powered plane flying day and night without fuel," Piccard said. "This flight is crucial for the credibility of the project."
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Bertrand Piccard Source: The Associated Press

  2. "When our government has information on a known extremist and that information is not shared and acted upon as it should have been so that this extremist boards a plane with dangerous explosives that could have cost nearly 300 lives, a systemic...
    on Dec 29, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: FOXNews (blog)

  3. "I had a long conversation with the pilot," Bloomberg said. "He walked the plane twice after everybody else was off, and tried to verify that there was nobody else on board, and assures us there were not."
    on Jan 15, 2009 By: Michael Bloomberg Source: CNN International

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