verb (used with object), schemed, schem·ing.
verb (used without object), schemed, schem·ing.
Origin of scheme
Examples from the Web for scheme
The scheme has been condemned by civil liberties groups and queried by the National Association of Head Teachers.Britain May Spy on Preschoolers Searching for Potential Jihadis|Nico Hines|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Retailers were hammered by the scheme because checks and balances were scant in 2012, when the eBay grifting peaked.The Insane $11 Billion Scam at Retailers’ Return Desks|M.L. Nestel|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Besides the mendacity of it all, such a scheme misses the obvious truth that “the audience has a mind of its own.”
This is a new spin on a GOP scheme to create a more favorable Republican playing field for the 2016 presidential election.
Because the fact of the matter is the Today show part is really, in a way, the smallest part in the great 34-hour scheme of it.
The intelligent Yankee soon bethought him of a scheme; and one that appeared feasible.The Bandolero|Mayne Reid
I hadn't been listening for a few seconds while the scheme sank in, but this registered.Cue for Quiet|Thomas L. Sherred
To Hildebrand she says that if her scheme had been successful "at my exalted name posterity would bow."The Secrets of a Savoyard|Henry A. Lytton
Not long afterwards Mr. Colburn saw the impolicy of his scheme.
The people of the valley and many others, however, had no sympathy with this scheme.Civil War and Reconstruction in Alabama|Walter L. Fleming
British Dictionary definitions for scheme
Derived Formsschemer, noun
Word Origin for scheme
Idioms and Phrases with scheme
see best-laid plans (schemes).