Definition of planner in English:

planner

noun

  • 1A person who makes plans.

    ‘economic planners’
    ‘curriculum planners’
    • ‘However, there are signs that, very gently, China's economic planners are applying the breaks.’
    • ‘Another good source of information about financial planners are people you know who have used an adviser.’
    • ‘The session brought textbook authors, publishers and curriculum planners before the middle school students.’
    • ‘Art teachers, curriculum planners and school administrators would do well to make use of this book.’
    • ‘Military planners in the US are already drawing up contingency plans, focusing on suspected underground facilities.’
    • ‘Army planners are already working on the contingency plans for that eventuality.’
    • ‘The country faces an increasing auto glut that is worrying economic planners.’
    • ‘The young are going against what parents, prime ministers and economic planners want.’
    • ‘Besides being a very good dribbler, he was a planner and a schemer.’
    • ‘He cited the example of a financial planner who gathers information from several sources, like Securities and Exchange Commission filings, public documents and the Dun & Bradstreet business database.’
    • ‘The student planners talk openly about how working to change their schools and communities has changed them.’
    • ‘It's Hokkaido's vast potato, corn and mountain vegetable farms that economic planners are looking to now.’
    • ‘The review group has striven to present this very varied evidence base in a way that will help curriculum planners draw their own conclusions.’
    • ‘This information tells media planners which roads in the market are heavily trafficked.’
    • ‘For example, healthcare planners may need information about the total annual budget required to provide a treatment at a particular hospital.’
    • ‘This is the first time in history an economic planner has advised people that they can live better and the economy can grow faster by running deeper into debt.’
    • ‘Given these economic circumstances, the role of economic planners in the government cannot be overemphasized.’
    • ‘A top economic planner last week said Japan must reinvent itself by throwing open its doors to cheap foreign workers.’
    • ‘The innovative plans had to go back to planners after it was discovered the two proposed hangars would not be large enough to accommodate some aircraft.’
    • ‘Experts believe the claim about a power surge gave London's emergency planners a crucial few minutes to set up their action plan.’
    conspirator, co-conspirator, schemer, intriguer
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    1. 1.1A person who controls or plans urban development.
      ‘city planners’
      • ‘The company which specialises in homes for the elderly had its plans for Horsforth rejected last year when they went before planners in Leeds.’
      • ‘Yet despite huge economic pressure the planners have said they see no reason to release any Green Belt land for general use before 2015.’
      • ‘Hundreds of residents fighting proposals to build a warehouse next to their homes told planners they utterly oppose the plans.’
      • ‘This is a factor that even the best developers and planners may not be able to fully control.’
      • ‘The planners had championed the scheme to the council as an exemplary piece of urban infill.’
      • ‘The proposed 19-home scheme at Hollingwood has been rejected by planners who took on board the objectors' arguments.’
      • ‘Bradford Council planners have turned down four planning applications, and two planning appeals were unsuccessful.’
      • ‘And ending the Ashton line at the stadium, cutting out Tameside, would not make economic sense, say planners.’
      • ‘A scheme to build 407 apartments in Shipley will go before planners on Monday.’
      • ‘Most urban planners and developers now agree that a residential boom is crucial to a vital downtown.’
      • ‘A controversial housing scheme in Addingham could get official backing today from planners in Keighley.’
      • ‘If its scheme is rejected by planners, local youngsters could have to wait a long time for a purpose-built facility.’
      • ‘South Lakeland District Council planners had been in favour of the scheme but residents and other traders had said it was too big.’
      • ‘The scheme is set to go before planners in the New Year.’
      • ‘The world is littered with failed cities, where urban planners overlooked residents' needs and incomes.’
      • ‘Next month, the scheme goes before planners and councillors in High Peak for approval.’
      • ‘According to city development planners, the masterplan will not go before committee until September.’
      • ‘But planners rejected the scheme amid concerns for increased traffic and potential risks to pedestrians.’
      • ‘Flood victims were furious today after planners called for a £1 million defence scheme at Stamford Bridge to be put on hold.’
      • ‘Plans for a factory extension could create more than 100 new jobs in Chipping Norton, if council planners give a green light to the scheme.’
  • 2A list or chart with information that is an aid to planning.

    ‘my day planner’
    • ‘This project planner will assist in your projects that involve systematically exchanging sensitive data.’
    • ‘Both made copious notes on yellow lined pads and referred to day planners and calendars.’
    • ‘Daily tasks, such as attempts to follow a recipe, to maintain a daily planner, to complete a list of household errands, to develop a meeting agenda, or to apply for social security benefits, become daunting.’
    • ‘Content tools on the home page include route, vacation and event planners and a map finder.’
    • ‘We pull out our PDAs and our calendars and our day planners in order to order our lives.’
    • ‘Do you keep some type of planner, organizer, calendar, etc. with you, and do you use it regularly?’
    • ‘En route, in the morning sun, I added into my planner all the contact information from the business cards I collected at SXSW.’
    • ‘Diaries and year planners, besides calendars and desktop pen stands often turn out to be worthwhile gifts.’
    • ‘A colleague and friend of mine is busily marking up a year planner wallchart with a bunch of coloured felt-tip pens.’
    • ‘The video also has a 20-minute section on how to lose weight and cook the low-fat way, with a seven-day menu planner and six full-colour recipe cards included.’
    • ‘Schedule on your planner or calendar those tasks that you don't like to do, but must do.’
    • ‘Each pupil was given a Walk to School Week diary to record how they got to school each day, and this information will be recorded on class wall planners.’
    • ‘He had written it on his calendar, in his planner and left a reminder on his cell phone and his mind still completely blanked out at remembering that piece of news.’
    • ‘Additionally, the armor planner provides critical information on constraints and assumptions unique to the heavy force.’
    • ‘I just looked to see if my calendar has day planners for March and April 2007.’
    • ‘Most surface wiring systems come with project planners and material checklists.’
    • ‘Visitors to the Web site will find information such as a video that provides tips and advice for overseas travel, a travel checklist, a vaccine planner and links to the latest information on individual countries.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, they do not offer the flexibility of a planner or calendar.’

Pronunciation:

planner

/ˈplanə/