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scheme

[ skeem ]
/ skim /
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noun
verb (used with object), schemed, schem·ing.
to devise as a scheme; conspire; plot; contrive.
verb (used without object), schemed, schem·ing.
to lay schemes; devise plans; plot.
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Origin of scheme

First recorded in 1545–55; from Medieval Latin schēma (stem schēmat- ), from Greek schêma “form, figure”

synonym study for scheme

1, 6. See plan. 10. See plot.

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British Dictionary definitions for 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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Other Idioms and Phrases with scheme

scheme

see best-laid plans (schemes).

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