scheme

[ skeem ]
/ skim /

noun

verb (used with object), schemed, schem·ing.

to devise as a scheme; plan; plot; contrive.

verb (used without object), schemed, schem·ing.

to lay schemes; devise plans; plot.

Origin of scheme

1545–55; < Medieval Latin schēma (stem schēmat-) < Greek schêma form, figure

SYNONYMS FOR scheme

OTHER WORDS FROM scheme

synonym study for scheme

1, 6. See plan. 10. See plot.
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British Dictionary definitions for out-scheme

scheme
/ (skiːm) /

noun

verb

(tr) to devise a system for
to form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner

Derived forms of scheme

schemer, noun

Word Origin for scheme

C16: from Latin schema, from Greek skhēma form
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Idioms and Phrases with out-scheme

scheme

see best-laid plans (schemes).

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