definitions
  • synonyms

scheme

[ skeem ]
/ skim /
||
SEE MORE SYNONYMS FOR scheme ON THESAURUS.COM

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.

RELATED CONTENT

10 Popular Baby Names DefinedRead more in this article about some frequently asked questions and fun facts related to our definitions.
READ MORE

RELATED WORDS

rogue, rascal, deceiver, scammer

Nearby words

schema, schemata, schematic, schematism, schematize, scheme, schemer, schemie, scheming, schemingly, schenectady

Origin of scheme

1545–55; < Medieval Latin schēma (stem schēmat-) < Greek schêma form, figure
SYNONYMS FOR scheme
Related forms

Synonym study

1, 6. See plan. 10. See plot.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for schemer

British Dictionary definitions for schemer

scheme

/ (skiːm) /

noun

verb

(tr) to devise a system for
to form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner
Derived Formsschemer, noun

Word Origin for scheme

C16: from Latin schema, from Greek skhēma form
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Idioms and Phrases with schemer

scheme


see best-laid plans (schemes).

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.