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Alternative clues for the word scheme



Plotter's plot

Collude (with)




Hatch a plot


Word with color or rhyme

An elaborate and systematic plan of action

A statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery

An internal representation of the world

An organization of concepts and actions that can be revised by new information about the world



Be calculating

What cabals do

Organized framework

Hatch plots

Systematic design

Secret plan

Devious plan

Visionary plan

Visionary project

Plan or plot

Word definitions for scheme in dictionaries

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
I. noun COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES a colour scheme (= the colours that you use in a room, painting etc ) ▪ Have you decided on a colour scheme? a compensation scheme (= system for providing compensation ) ▪ There is a compensation scheme for radiation-linked...

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Scheme \Scheme\, 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....

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. A systematic plan of future action. vb. (context intransitive English) To plot, or contrive a plan.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1550s, "figure of speech," from Medieval Latin schema "shape, figure, form, appearance; figure of speech; posture in dancing," from Greek skhema (genitive skhematos ) "figure, appearance, the nature of a thing," related to skhein "to get," and ekhein "to...

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
v. form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner [syn: intrigue , connive ] devise a system or form a scheme for

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
Scheme or The Scheme may refer to: Scheme (programming language) , a minimalist, multi-paradigm dialect of Lisp Scheme (mathematics) , a concept in algebraic geometry Scheme (linguistics) , a figure of speech that changes a sentence's structure Scam , an...

Usage examples of scheme.

Unsure that the afflicted child had accurately named her tormentor, Putnam and Cheever devised a scheme to test her reliability.

He asserted that the scheme he was about to propose would remove all these inconveniencies, prevent numberless frauds, perjuries, and false entries, and add two or three hundred thousand pounds per annum to the public revenue.

While the assimilationist Jewish leaders naturally opposed the scheme as the first step towards total school segregation, Stricker welcomed the new ghetto schools.

For the purpose of his grand project he was quite willing to spend a long stint on Barchan, studying the Dreamsea flora and fauna and shoehorning every misfit species into his scheme.

The barghest army offered protection and companionship, and Ulgulu, always scheming for new and more devious kills, had provided Tephanis with unending important missions.

Unless some dark scheme, such as that which Barnard appeared to have in common with Don Diego, commanded obscurity, would it have been likely that Gerald should have met Alvarez alone,--at night,--on an unfrequented spot?

Paris, the young man felt that that restriction would certainly not apply to a man like de Batz, whose hot partisanship of the Royalist cause and hare-brained schemes for its restoration must make him at one with the League of the Scarlet Pimpernel.

De Batz felt that they were the real, the most likely hindrance to his schemes.

Glands, looked exquisitely charming in a creation carried out in green mercerised silk, moulded on an underslip of gloaming grey, sashed with a yoke of broad emerald and finished with a triple flounce of darkerhued fringe, the scheme being relieved by bretelles and hip insertions of acorn bronze.

But oppression has virtually no explanatory power or place in this scheme, which relieves us from the men-are-pigs, women-are-duped-sheep view.

Above all, let us strive to disengage ourselves from homogeneous space, this substratum of fixity, this arbitrary scheme of measurement and division, which, to our greater advantage, subtends the natural, qualitative, and undivided extension of images.

But wrong and right, time itself, meant nothing to the mers, formed no concept that Moon could recognize in their scheme of things.

Upon the whole, the metempsychosis may be understood, as to its inmost meaning and its final issue, to be either a Development, a Revolution, or a Retribution, a Divine system of development eternally leading creatures in a graduated ascension from the base towards the apex of the creation, a perpetual cycle in the order of nature fixedly recurring by the necessities of a physical fate unalterable, unavoidable, eternal, a scheme of punishment and reward exactly fitted to the exigencies of every case, presided over by a moral Nemesis, and issuing at last in the emancipation of every purified soul into infinite bliss, when, by the upward gravitation of spirit, they shall all have been strained through the successively finer growing filters of the worlds, from the coarse grained foundation of matter to the lower shore of the Divine essence.

The eternity of the soul, past and future, once accepted by the mind, leads directly to the construction of the whole scheme of metempsychosis an everlasting succession of births and deaths, disembodiments and reembodiments, with their laws of personality and fortunes of time and space weaving the boundless web of destiny and playing the endless drama of providence.

After things began to settle into shape at Millen, they seemed to believe that they were in such ascendancy as to numbers and organization that they could put into execution their schemes of vengeance against those of us who had been active participants in the execution of their confederates at Andersonville.