What is scheme?

  • (noun): A group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole.
    Synonyms: system
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "scheme":

  • (noun): A schematic or preliminary plan.
    Synonyms: outline, schema
  • (noun): An internal representation of the world; an organization of concepts and actions that can be revised by new information about the world.
    Synonyms: schema
  • (noun): An elaborate and systematic plan of action.
    Synonyms: strategy
  • (verb): Devise a system or form a scheme for.
  • (noun): A statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery.
    Synonyms: dodge, dodging
  • (verb): Form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner.
    Synonyms: intrigue, connive

Famous quotes containing the word scheme:

    We are all bound to the throne of the Supreme Being by a flexible chain which restrains without enslaving us. The most wonderful aspect of the universal scheme of things is the action of free beings under divine guidance.
    Joseph De Maistre (1753–1821)

    I have no scheme about it,—no designs on men at all; and, if I had, my mode would be to tempt them with the fruit, and not with the manure. To what end do I lead a simple life at all, pray? That I may teach others to simplify their lives?—and so all our lives be simplified merely, like an algebraic formula? Or not, rather, that I may make use of the ground I have cleared, to live more worthily and profitably?
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)