[ mas-ter-plan, mah-ster- ]
/ ˈmæs tərˌplæn, ˈmɑ stər- /

verb (used with object), mas·ter-planned, mas·ter-plan·ning.

to construct a master plan for: to master-plan one's career.
to develop or improve (land, a community, a building complex, or the like) through a long-range plan that balances and harmonizes all elements: The engineers master-planned the island to provide for increases in the tourist population.

Definition for master-plan (2 of 2)

master plan


a general plan or program for achieving an objective.

Origin of master plan

First recorded in 1925–30 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for master-plan

master plan


a comprehensive long-term strategy
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