plane

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. level, stratum, grade, surface; jointer, block, or jack plane. —adj. level, flat. —v. t. smooth, mill, even, traverse, shave, level. —v. i. glide. See aviation, horizontal, smoothness.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. even, flush, level; see flat 1 , level 2 , 3 , smooth 1 .
See Synonym Study at level . n.
1. [A plane surface]
Syn. level, extension, horizontal, flat, sphere, face, stratum, dead level*.
2. [A tool for smoothing wood]
Types of planes include: jack, smoothing, jointing, block, circular, reed, rabbet, grooving, routing, toothing, thumb, match, dovetail, sash, beading, scraper, dado, bullnose, trying, chamfer; electric planer, jointer, foreplane; see also tool 1 .
3. [An airplane]
Syn. aircraft, airliner, aeroplane, airship, heavier-than-air craft, avion (French), jet, bird*, ship*, boat*, crate*, heap*, hack*, taxi*, bus*.
Kinds of planes include: propeller, turboprop, propjet, jet, turbojet, jumbojet, rocket, scout, observation, reconnaissance, transport, supersonic transport, SST, pursuit, passenger, commuter; biplane, triplane, monoplane, dirigible, blimp, racer, glider, bomber, clipper, seaplane, hydroplane, fighter, fighter-bomber, interceptor, turbojet, stratojet, gyroplane, amphibian, zeppelin, sailplane, ultralight, hang glider. Commonly recognized makes and models of airplanes include --- United States: commercial: Boeing 707, 727, 737, 747, 757, 777; Mcdonnell Douglas DC-8, DC-9, DC-10, MD-11, MD-80; Lockheed L-1001; Gulfstream; Cessna; Learjet; Beechcraft; Piper; military: E-3 Sentry, AWACS, F-4G Wild Weasel, F-5, F-5E Tiger, F-20 Tigershark, YF-17 Cobra, B-2 Bomber; T-34; C-135, B-52; Stratofortress; V-22 Osprey; 15 Eagle, F/A-18 Hornet, F-4 Phantom, YF-23; E-2 Hawkeye, F-14 Tomcat; F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-111 Aardvark; F-22, C-5B Galaxy, F-104 Starfighter, F-117A Stealth Fighter, A-10 Thunderbolt, AV-88 Harrier; European: commercial: Airbus A-3400-600, A310, A320, A330, A340; Concorde; France: commercial: Avions de Transport Regional ATR 42, ATR 52, ATR 72, Super ATR; Caravelle Super 8; Military: Mirage 2000; Israel: military: Kfir-C7; Netherlands: commercial: Fokker F-27, F-28, F-100, F-140; Sweden: commercial: SAAB 340A, 340B, 2000; United Kingdom: commercial: BAe 125-800, 146, 1000, Viscount 843, Vickers Vanguard 953, Jetstream 31, Jetstream Super 31, Jetstream 41, Jetstream 51; Shorts 330-200, 360; military: Hawk, Sea Harrier, Tornado, Lightning F.Mk3; Trident 1; Russian Federation: commercial: Antonov, Ilyushin, Tupolev, military: Tu-16 Kipper, TU20 Bear, Backfire, MiG-17, MiG-21 Fishbed, Mig-23 Flogger, MiG-AT, MiG-29 Falcrum, Sn-17/20/22 Fitter. v.
Syn. finish, smooth, level, dress; see flatten .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
aircraft, jet. see aircraft
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Having no irregularities, roughness, or indentations: even1, flat, flush, level, planar, smooth, straight. See SMOOTH.
V
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To make even, smooth, or level: even1, flat, flatten, level, smooth, straighten. See SMOOTH.

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