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scheme

  

      n  
1    a systematic plan for a course of action  
2    a systematic arrangement of correlated parts; system  
3    a secret plot  
4    a visionary or unrealizable project  
5    a chart, diagram, or outline  
6    an astrological diagram giving the aspects of celestial bodies at a particular time  
7      (Chiefly Brit)   a plan formally adopted by a commercial enterprise or governmental body, as for pensions, etc.  
8      (Chiefly Scot)   an area of housing that is laid out esp. by a local authority; estate  
      vb  
9    tr   to devise a system for  
10    to form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner  
     (C16: from Latin schema, from Greek skhema form)  
  schemer      n  


colour scheme  
      n   a planned combination or juxtaposition of colours, as in interior decorating  
Crossroads care attendant scheme  
      n     (Social welfare)   (in Britain) a service providing paid attendants for disabled people who need continuous supervision  
     (so named because the idea arose out of criticism of the plight of a disabled character in the TV serial Crossroads)  
Enterprise Allowance Scheme  
      n   (in Britain) a scheme to provide a weekly allowance to an unemployed person who wishes to set up a business and is willing to invest a specified amount in it during its first year  
Enterprise Investment Scheme  
      n   (in Britain) a scheme to provide tax relief on investments in certain small companies: came into operation in 1994, when it replaced the Business Expansion Scheme  
housing scheme  
      n  
1    a local-authority housing plan  
2    the houses built according to such a plan; housing estate,   (Often shortened to)    scheme  
occupational pension scheme  
      n   a pension scheme provided for the members of a particular occupation or employed by a specific employer or group of employers  
top-hat scheme  
      n  
Informal   a pension scheme for the senior executives of an organization  
Youth Training Scheme  
      n   (formerly, in Britain) a scheme, run by the Training Agency, to provide vocational training for unemployed 16--17-year-olds,   (Abbrev.)    YTS  
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housing scheme  
      n  
1    a local-authority housing plan  
2    the houses built according to such a plan; housing estate,   (Often shortened to)    scheme         


colour scheme  
      n   a planned combination or juxtaposition of colours, as in interior decorating  
Crossroads care attendant scheme  
      n     (Social welfare)   (in Britain) a service providing paid attendants for disabled people who need continuous supervision  
     (so named because the idea arose out of criticism of the plight of a disabled character in the TV serial Crossroads)  
Enterprise Allowance Scheme  
      n   (in Britain) a scheme to provide a weekly allowance to an unemployed person who wishes to set up a business and is willing to invest a specified amount in it during its first year  
Enterprise Investment Scheme  
      n   (in Britain) a scheme to provide tax relief on investments in certain small companies: came into operation in 1994, when it replaced the Business Expansion Scheme  
occupational pension scheme  
      n   a pension scheme provided for the members of a particular occupation or employed by a specific employer or group of employers  
scheme         
      n  
1    a systematic plan for a course of action  
2    a systematic arrangement of correlated parts; system  
3    a secret plot  
4    a visionary or unrealizable project  
5    a chart, diagram, or outline  
6    an astrological diagram giving the aspects of celestial bodies at a particular time  
7      (Chiefly Brit)   a plan formally adopted by a commercial enterprise or governmental body, as for pensions, etc.  
8      (Chiefly Scot)   an area of housing that is laid out esp. by a local authority; estate  
      vb  
9    tr   to devise a system for  
10    to form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner  
     (C16: from Latin schema, from Greek skhema form)  
  schemer      n  
top-hat scheme  
      n  
Informal   a pension scheme for the senior executives of an organization  
Youth Training Scheme  
      n   (formerly, in Britain) a scheme, run by the Training Agency, to provide vocational training for unemployed 16--17-year-olds,   (Abbrev.)    YTS  

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scheme

  

      n  
1    contrivance, course of action, design, device, plan, programme, project, proposal, strategy, system, tactics, theory  
2    arrangement, blueprint, chart, codification, diagram, disposition, draft, layout, outline, pattern, schedule, schema, system  
3    conspiracy, dodge, game     (informal)   intrigue, machinations, manoeuvre, plot, ploy, ruse, shift, stratagem, subterfuge  
      vb  
4    contrive, design, devise, frame, imagine, lay plans, plan, project, work out  
5    collude, conspire, intrigue, machinate, manoeuvre, plot, wheel and deal     (informal)  

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! scheme n.
A plan done for something bad or illegal.
I will never scheme in the future because it is a bad thing to do.

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n.
a government scheme that moves people to a new area (e.g. because a dam is being built where they live)
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