Definition of planner in English:

planner

noun

  • 1A person who makes plans.

    ‘economic planners’
    ‘curriculum planners’
    • ‘The session brought textbook authors, publishers and curriculum planners before the middle school students.’
    • ‘For example, healthcare planners may need information about the total annual budget required to provide a treatment at a particular hospital.’
    • ‘The country faces an increasing auto glut that is worrying economic planners.’
    • ‘It's Hokkaido's vast potato, corn and mountain vegetable farms that economic planners are looking to now.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Military planners in the US are already drawing up contingency plans, focusing on suspected underground facilities.’
    • ‘The student planners talk openly about how working to change their schools and communities has changed them.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Experts believe the claim about a power surge gave London's emergency planners a crucial few minutes to set up their action plan.’
    • ‘Art teachers, curriculum planners and school administrators would do well to make use of this book.’
    • ‘However, there are signs that, very gently, China's economic planners are applying the breaks.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Army planners are already working on the contingency plans for that eventuality.’
    • ‘Another good source of information about financial planners are people you know who have used an adviser.’
    conspirator, co-conspirator, schemer, intriguer
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    1. 1.1 A person who controls or plans urban development.
      ‘city planners’
      • ‘Flood victims were furious today after planners called for a £1 million defence scheme at Stamford Bridge to be put on hold.’
      • ‘A scheme to build 407 apartments in Shipley will go before planners on Monday.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The scheme is set to go before planners in the New Year.’
      • ‘Next month, the scheme goes before planners and councillors in High Peak for approval.’
      • ‘Most urban planners and developers now agree that a residential boom is crucial to a vital downtown.’
      • ‘This is a factor that even the best developers and planners may not be able to fully control.’
      • ‘The company which specialises in homes for the elderly had its plans for Horsforth rejected last year when they went before planners in Leeds.’
      • ‘South Lakeland District Council planners had been in favour of the scheme but residents and other traders had said it was too big.’
      • ‘A controversial housing scheme in Addingham could get official backing today from planners in Keighley.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Yet despite huge economic pressure the planners have said they see no reason to release any Green Belt land for general use before 2015.’
      • ‘And ending the Ashton line at the stadium, cutting out Tameside, would not make economic sense, say planners.’
      • ‘If its scheme is rejected by planners, local youngsters could have to wait a long time for a purpose-built facility.’
      • ‘Bradford Council planners have turned down four planning applications, and two planning appeals were unsuccessful.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Hundreds of residents fighting proposals to build a warehouse next to their homes told planners they utterly oppose the plans.’
      • ‘The world is littered with failed cities, where urban planners overlooked residents' needs and incomes.’
      originator, creator, initiator, institutor, instigator, organizer, father, founding father, prime mover, architect, engineer, designer, deviser, developer, pioneer, author, framer, inventor, mastermind, maker, producer, builder, constructor
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  • 2A list or chart with information that is an aid to planning.

    ‘my day planner’
    • ‘Additionally, the armor planner provides critical information on constraints and assumptions unique to the heavy force.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We pull out our PDAs and our calendars and our day planners in order to order our lives.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Both made copious notes on yellow lined pads and referred to day planners and calendars.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, they do not offer the flexibility of a planner or calendar.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Most surface wiring systems come with project planners and material checklists.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I just looked to see if my calendar has day planners for March and April 2007.’
    • ‘Diaries and year planners, besides calendars and desktop pen stands often turn out to be worthwhile gifts.’
    • ‘This project planner will assist in your projects that involve systematically exchanging sensitive data.’
    • ‘Schedule on your planner or calendar those tasks that you don't like to do, but must do.’
    • ‘Content tools on the home page include route, vacation and event planners and a map finder.’
    • ‘A colleague and friend of mine is busily marking up a year planner wallchart with a bunch of coloured felt-tip pens.’

Pronunciation

planner

/ˈplanə/