What is scheme?

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

More definitions of "scheme":

  • (noun): A schematic or preliminary plan.
    Synonyms: outline, schema
  • (verb): Devise a system or form a scheme for.
  • (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): 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): An elaborate and systematic plan of action.
    Synonyms: strategy

Famous quotes containing the word scheme:

    We hold these truths to be self-evident:
    That ostracism, both political and moral, has
    Its place in the twentieth-century scheme of things....
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)

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

    We doubt not the destiny of our country—that she is to accomplish great things for human nature, and be the mother of a nobler race than the world has yet known. But she has been so false to the scheme made out at her nativity, that it is now hard to say which way that destiny points.
    Margaret Fuller (1810–1850)