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Noun planning has 3 senses
  1. planning - an act of formulating a program for a definite course of action; "the planning was more fun than the trip itself"
    --1 is a kind of
    preparation, readying
    --1 has particulars:
     birth control, birth prevention, family planning; scheduling, programming, programing
    Derived form: verb plan2
  2. planning - the act or process of drawing up plans or layouts for some project or enterprise
    --2 is a kind of
    design, designing
    --2 has particulars: city planning, town planning, urban planning
    Derived form: verb plan4
  3. planning, preparation, provision - the cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening; "his planning for retirement was hindered by several uncertainties"
    --3 is a kind of thinking, thought, cerebration, intellection, mentation
    --3 has particulars:
     agreement, arrangement; applecart; mens rea, malice aforethought; calculation, deliberation; premeditation, forethought
    Derived form: verb plan3
Verb plan has 4 senses
  1. plan, be after - have the will and intention to carry out some action; "He plans to be in graduate school next year"; "The rebels had planned turmoil and confusion"
    --1 is one way to intend, mean, think
    Sample sentence:
    They plan to move
  2. plan - make plans for something; "He is planning a trip with his family"
    --2 is one way to
    think, cogitate, cerebrate
    Derived forms: noun plan2, noun plan1, noun planner2, noun planner1, noun planning1
    Sample sentence:
    Sam and Sue plan the movie
  3. plan, project, contrive, design - make or work out a plan for; devise; "They contrived to murder their boss"; "design a new sales strategy"; "plan an attack"
    --3 is one way to create by mental act, create mentally
    Derived forms: noun plan2, noun plan1, noun planner1, noun planning3
    Sample sentence:
    They plan to move
  4. design, plan - make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form; "design a better mousetrap"; "plan the new wing of the museum"
    --4 is one way to create by mental act, create mentally
    Derived forms: noun plan3, noun planner1, noun planning2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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