What is scheme?

  • (verb): Form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner.
    Synonyms: intrigue, connive
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "scheme":

  • (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
  • (noun): A group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole.
    Synonyms: system
  • (noun): A statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery.
    Synonyms: dodge, dodging
  • (noun): A schematic or preliminary plan.
    Synonyms: outline, schema
  • (verb): Devise a system or form a scheme for.

Famous quotes containing the word scheme:

    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)

    In the scheme of our national government, the presidency is preeminently the people’s office.
    Grover Cleveland (1837–1908)

    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)