The Big Three American carmakers—General Motors, Ford and Chrysler—accumulated ruinous costs over the post-war years, such as gold-plated health plans and pensions for workers who retired as young as 48.
The government now backs up the domestic car industry, lending it money and overseeing its turnaround plans
spoiled his plans to build more hotels in Las Vegas
It is not clear how many colleges and universities plan to give out iPhones and iPods this fall; officials at Apple were unwilling to talk about the subject and said that they would not leak any institution's plans.
University officials say that they have no plans to track their students (and Apple said it would not be possible unless students give their permission)
They say that they are drawn to the prospect of learning applications outside the classroom, though such lesson plans have yet to surface.
A plan is a method of achieving something that you have worked out in detail beforehand.
The three leaders had worked out a peace plan...
The project is part of a United Nations plan for refugees.
If you plan what you are going to do, you decide in detail what you are going to do, and you intend to do it.
If you plan what you're going to eat, you reduce your chances of overeating...
He planned to leave Baghdad on Monday...
If you have plans, you are intending to do a particular thing.
'I'm sorry,' she said. 'I have plans for tonight.'
The government is making plans to evacuate more than two hundred of its citizens from the troubled area.
When you plan something that you are going to make, build, or create, you decide what the main parts of it will be and do a drawing of how it should be made.
We are planning a new kitchen.
A plan of something that is going to be built or made is a detailed diagram or drawing of it.
...when you have drawn a plan of the garden.