scheme

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. plan, plot, project, design, intrigue; system, method; cunning.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. project, design, plot, stratagem; see plan 2 , system 2 .
See Synonym Study at plan . v.
Syn. intrigue, contrive, devise, plot; see plan 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. plan plot, stratagem, ploy, machination, intrigue, conspiracy, maneuver.
2. system arrangement, organization, order.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. A method for making, doing, or accomplishing something: blueprint, design, game plan, idea, layout, plan, project, schema, strategy. See PLANNED. 2. A secret plan to achieve an evil or illegal end: cabal, collusion, connivance, conspiracy, intrigue, machination, plot. See CRIMES, PLANNED. II verb 1. To work out a secret plan to achieve an evil or illegal end: collude, connive, conspire, intrigue, machinate, plot. See CRIMES, PLANNED. 2. To form a strategy for: blueprint, cast, chart, conceive, contrive, design, devise, formulate, frame, lay1, plan, project, strategize, work out. Informal: dope out. Idiom: lay plans. See PLANNED.

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