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scheme

scheme

 
 
pronunciation:
skim
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a plan or plot.
The outlaw had a scheme to escape from jail and take revenge on the sheriff.
 
synonyms:
intrigue, plot
similar words:
device
definition 2: a plan or program for doing something.
We thought of a scheme for making money this summer.
synonyms:
plan, projection, strategy
similar words:
design, tack, tactic
definition 3: pattern; design.
Lynn is planning a new color scheme of blue and yellow for her room.
synonyms:
arrangement, pattern, plan, system
similar words:
design, lay
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: schemed, schemes, scheming
definition 1: to plan.
The lieutenant schemed a way to trap the enemy.
synonyms:
contrive, devise
similar words:
brew, concoct, conspire, intrigue, plan, plot, project
definition 2: to form a plan; plot.
The boys schemed to surprise their friend on his birthday.
synonyms:
plot
similar words:
conspire, contrive, devise, plan
derivation: schemer (n.)