Item vs Plan - What's the difference?

item | plan |

As nouns the difference between item and plan

is that item is while plan is a tablet (for writing and erasing).




(en noun)
  • A distinct physical object.
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  • , volume=189, issue=7, page=32, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Mexico gets a taste for eating insects […] , passage=The San Juan market is Mexico City's most famous deli of exotic meats, where an adventurous shopper can hunt down hard-to-find critters […]. But the priciest items in the market aren't the armadillo steaks or even the bluefin tuna.}}
  • A line of text having a legal or other meaning; a separate particular in an account.
  • (label) A question on a test, which may include its answers.
  • A matter for discussion in an agenda.
  • (label) Two people who are having a relationship with each other.
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  • Are we an item ? Girl, quit playin' / "We're just friends," what are you sayin'?
  • A short article in a newspaper.
  • (label) A hint; an innuendo.
  • * (Thomas Fuller) (1606-1661)
  • A secret item was given to some of the bishops to absent themselves.


    * (object) article, object, thing * (line of text having a legal or semantic meaning) * (matter for discussion) subject, topic * (two people who are having a relationship with each other) couple * (psychometrics) test/assessment question

    Derived terms

    * subitem * itemize * polarity item * negative polarity item * positive polarity item


    * emit, mite, time ----




    (en noun)
  • A drawing showing technical details of a building, machine, etc., with unwanted details omitted, and often using symbols rather than detailed drawing to represent doors, valves, etc.
  • The plans for many important buildings were once publicly available.
  • A set of intended actions, usually mutually related, through which one expects to achieve a goal.
  • He didn't really have a plan ; he had a goal and a habit of control.
  • A two-dimensional drawing of a building as seen from above with obscuring or irrelevant details such as roof removed, or of a floor of a building, revealing the internal layout; as distinct from the elevation.
  • Seen in plan , the building had numerous passageways not apparent to visitors.
  • A method; a way of procedure; a custom.
  • * Wordsworth
  • The simple plan , / That they should take who have the power, / And they should keep who can.

    Usage notes

    * A plan ("set of intended actions") can be developed, executed, implemented, ignored, abandoned, scrapped, changed, etc.


    * (drawing of a building from above): floor plan

    Derived terms

    * battleplan * floor plan * business plan * development plan * marketing plan * masterplan * game plan * contingency plan * action plan * escalation plan * lesson plan * plan A * plan B * price plan * rate plan


  • To design (a building, machine, etc.).
  • To create a plan for.
  • To intend.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-10, volume=408, issue=8848, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Can China clean up fast enough? , passage=It has jailed environmental activists and is planning to limit the power of judicial oversight by handing a state-approved body a monopoly over bringing environmental lawsuits.}}
  • See plan on.
  • To make a plan.
  • Usage notes

    * This is a catenative verb that takes the to infinitive . See

    Derived terms

    * planner * plan on * plan out