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Definitions of scheme

  1. form intrigues ( for) in an underhand manner
  2. a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery
  3. an internal representation of the world; an organization of concepts and actions that can be revised by new information about the world
  4. devise a system or form a scheme for
  5. an elaborate and systematic plan of action
  6. a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole; " a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going"
  7. To form a scheme or schemes.
  8. A combination of things connected and adjusted by design; a system.
  9. A plan or theory something to be done; a design; a project; as, to form a scheme.
  10. Any lineal or mathematical diagram; an outline.
  11. A representation of the aspects of the celestial bodies for any moment or at a given event.
  12. To make a scheme of; to plan; to design; to project; to plot.
  13. A carefully arranged and well- ordered plan; a plan of action; a plot or device.
  14. To design or plan; plot.
  15. To form a plot or plan.
  16. Plan: something contrived to be done: purpose: plot: a combination of things by design: an illustrative diagram.
  17. To plan: to contrive.
  18. To form a plan or scheme.
  19. SCHEMER.
  20. A plan; project; diagram.
  21. To plan; devise.
  22. A plan of something to be done; plot; device.
  23. A list or arrangement; schedule.
  24. To contrive.
  25. A plan; a system; a project or contrivance; a diagram.
  26. To form a plan.
  27. To plan; to contrive; to form a plan.
  28. A connected combination of things contrived towards some end; a plan; a project; a contrivance; a diagram to illustrate.
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Usage examples for scheme

  1. But it can be done, and this Scheme will do it, if it is allowed a fair chance. – In-Darkest-England-and-the-Way-Out by Booth, William
  2. " You know, I'll hand it to the man who thought up that scheme. – 32 Caliber by Donald McGibeny
  3. Is this a new scheme of yours, Jasper?" – The Man Who Knew by Edgar Wallace
  4. I can't help thinkin' Wright will spring some kind of a game on us, if he thinks there's any chance this scheme might fail. – Down the Slope by James Otis
  5. I have a scheme for you ready made. – The Justice of the King by Hamilton Drummond
  6. And this scheme must have been on Viking lines, if we may judge from old Hoskald Halsen's farewell words to Yaspard. – Viking Boys by Jessie Margaret Edmondston Saxby
  7. Of what other scheme can the same be said? – Modern marriage and how to bear it by Maud Churton Braby
  8. I think that's a pretty good scheme, myself." – Jack of the Pony Express by Frank V. Webster
  9. For I know you well enough to know you're not going to give up your scheme entirely. – Patty's Success by Carolyn Wells
  10. Yet, now, that I saw more clearly to what consequences his scheme might lead, I felt I loved him far too much to consent. – Daisy Burns (Volume 2) by Julia Kavanagh
  11. He would have been glad to leave the Garden of Eden at once, but that was not in David's scheme of things. – The Garden of Eden by Max Brand
  12. I see your scheme. – Early Plays Catiline, The Warrior's Barrow, Olaf Liljekrans by Henrik Ibsen
  13. This situation is a result of a scheme to hold up the cattle owners of the state. – The Trail Horde by Charles Alden Seltzer
  14. Did the scheme make good? – Christopher and the Clockmakers by Sara Ware Bassett
  15. " Very well, then," said I; " we can settle the details of your scheme later on. – The Log of a Privateersman by Harry Collingwood
  16. And Captain Barker explained his scheme a second time. – The Blue Pavilions by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  17. Each day brings a new, wonderful experience; and each day I feel a real part of the great wonderful scheme of things. – An Anarchist Woman by Hutchins Hapgood
  18. Frank, I've a scheme! – Captured by the Navajos by Charles A. Curtis
  19. It was a mad and silly scheme. – The Rebel of the School by Mrs. L. T. Meade
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