What is scheme?

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

More definitions of "scheme":

  • (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 schematic or preliminary plan.
    Synonyms: outline, schema
  • (verb): Devise a system or form a scheme for.
  • (noun): A statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery.
    Synonyms: dodge, dodging
  • (noun): An elaborate and systematic plan of action.
    Synonyms: strategy
  • (noun): A group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole.
    Synonyms: system

Famous quotes containing the word scheme:

    The real security of Christianity is to be found in its benevolent morality, in its exquisite adaptation to the human heart, in the facility with which its scheme accommodates itself to the capacity of every human intellect, in the consolation which it bears to the house of mourning, in the light with which it brightens the great mystery of the grave.
    Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800–1859)

    Television programming for children need not be saccharine or insipid in order to give to violence its proper balance in the scheme of things.... But as an endless diet for the sake of excitement and sensation in stories whose plots are vehicles for killing and torture and little more, it is not healthy for young children. Unfamiliar as yet with the full story of human response, they are being misled when they are offered perversion before they have fully learned what is sound.
    Dorothy H. Cohen (20th century)