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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. a schematic or preliminary plan
  4. an internal representation of the world; an organization of concepts and actions that can be revised by new information about the world
  5. devise a system or form a scheme for
  6. an elaborate and systematic plan of action
  7. a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole; " a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going"
  8. To form a scheme or schemes.
  9. A combination of things connected and adjusted by design; a system.
  10. A plan or theory something to be done; a design; a project; as, to form a scheme.
  11. Any lineal or mathematical diagram; an outline.
  12. A representation of the aspects of the celestial bodies for any moment or at a given event.
  13. To make a scheme of; to plan; to design; to project; to plot.
  14. A carefully arranged and well- ordered plan; a plan of action; a plot or device.
  15. To design or plan; plot.
  16. To form a plot or plan.
  17. Plan: something contrived to be done: purpose: plot: a combination of things by design: an illustrative diagram.
  18. To plan: to contrive.
  19. To form a plan or scheme.
  20. SCHEMER.
  21. A plan; project; diagram.
  22. To plan; contrive.
  23. To plan; devise.
  24. A plan of something to be done; plot; device.
  25. A list or arrangement; schedule.
  26. Scheming.
  27. To contrive.
  28. A plan; a system; a project or contrivance; a diagram.
  29. To form a plan.
  30. To plan; to contrive; to form a plan.
  31. 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. Did the scheme make good? – Christopher and the Clockmakers by Sara Ware Bassett
  3. " You know, I'll hand it to the man who thought up that scheme – 32 Caliber by Donald McGibeny
  4. 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
  5. " Very well, then," said I; " we can settle the details of your scheme later on. – The Log of a Privateersman by Harry Collingwood
  6. The scheme led to nothing; still he liked it. – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  7. 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
  8. And Captain Barker explained his scheme a second time. – The Blue Pavilions by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  9. It was a mad and silly scheme – The Rebel of the School by Mrs. L. T. Meade
  10. Of what other scheme can the same be said? – Modern marriage and how to bear it by Maud Churton Braby
  11. I see your scheme – Early Plays Catiline, The Warrior's Barrow, Olaf Liljekrans by Henrik Ibsen
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. I think that's a pretty good scheme myself." – Jack of the Pony Express by Frank V. Webster
  15. I have a scheme for you ready made. – The Justice of the King by Hamilton Drummond
  16. For I know you well enough to know you're not going to give up your scheme entirely. – Patty's Success by Carolyn Wells
  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. Is this a new scheme of yours, Jasper?" – The Man Who Knew by Edgar Wallace
  19. This situation is a result of a scheme to hold up the cattle owners of the state. – The Trail Horde by Charles Alden Seltzer
  20. Frank, I've a scheme – Captured by the Navajos by Charles A. Curtis
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