Found 3 items, similar to scheme.
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v 1: form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner [syn: intrigue
2: devise a system or form a scheme for
n 1: an elaborate and systematic plan of action [syn: strategy
2: a statement that evades the question by cleverness or
trickery [syn: dodge
3: a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising
a unified whole; “a vast system of production and
distribution and consumption keep the country going”
4: an internal representation of the world; an organization of
concepts and actions that can be revised by new
information about the world [syn: schema
5: a schematic or preliminary plan [syn: outline
English → English
, n. [L. schema a rhetorical figure, a shape,
figure, manner, Gr. ?, ?, form, shape, outline, plan, fr. ?,
?, to have or hold, to hold out, sustain, check, stop; cf.
Skr. sah to be victorious, to endure, to hold out, AS. sige
victory, G. sieg. Cf. Epoch
1. A combination of things connected and adjusted by design;
The appearance and outward scheme of things.
Such a scheme of things as shall at once take in
time and eternity. --Atterbury.
Arguments . . . sufficient to support and
demonstrate a whole scheme of moral philosophy. --J.
The Revolution came and changed his whole scheme of
2. A plan or theory something to be done; a design; a
project; as, to form a scheme.
The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping
off our desires, is like cutting off our feet when
we want shoes. --Swift.
3. Any lineal or mathematical diagram; an outline.
To draw an exact scheme of Constantinople, or a map
of France. --South.
4. (Astrol.) A representation of the aspects of the celestial
bodies for any moment or at a given event.
A blue silk case, from which was drawn a scheme of
nativity. --Sir W.
Syn: Plan; project; contrivance; purpose; device; plot.
. Scheme and plan are subordinate to
design; they propose modes of carrying our designs
into effect. Scheme is the least definite of the two,
and lies more in speculation. A plan is drawn out into
details with a view to being carried into effect. As
schemes are speculative, they often prove visionary;
hence the opprobrious use of the words schemer and
scheming. Plans, being more practical, are more
frequently carried into effect.
He forms the well-concerted scheme of mischief;
'T is fixed, 't is done, and both are doomed to
Artists and plans relieved my solemn hours;
I founded palaces, and planted bowers. --Prior.
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Schemed
; p. pr. & vb. n.
To make a scheme of; to plan; to design; to project; to plot.
That wickedness which schemed, and executed, his
destruction. --G. Stuart.
, v. i.
To form a scheme or schemes.