- The definition of a scheme is a plot or a plan to achieve some action.
An example of a scheme is a plot to defraud your boss.
- To scheme is to plot or plan to do something.
An example of scheme is when you and your friend meet to talk about how you are going to get away with skipping school.
scheme definition by Webster's New World
- a carefully arranged and systematic program of action for attaining some object or end
- a secret or underhanded plan; plot
- a visionary plan or project
- an orderly combination of things on a definite plan; system: a color scheme
- an outline or diagram showing different parts or elements of an object or system
- an analysis or summary in outline or tabular form
- an astrological diagram
Origin: Classical Latin schema ; from Classical Greek schēma (gen. schēmatos), a form, appearance, plan, akin to schein, echein, to hold, have ; from Indo-European base an unverified form seĝh-, to hold, hold fast, conquer from source school, Sanskrit sáhas, power, victory, Gothic sigis, German sieg, victory
- to make a scheme for; plan as a scheme; devise
- to plan in a deceitful way; plot
- to make schemes; form plans
- to plot; intrigue
- schemer noun
scheme definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A systematic plan of action: “Did you ever carry out your scheme of writing a series of sonnets embodying all the great epochs of art?” (Edith Wharton).
- A secret or devious plan; a plot. See Synonyms at plan.
- An orderly combination of related parts: an irrigation scheme with dams, reservoirs, and channels.
- A chart, diagram, or outline of a system or object.
- To plot: scheming their revenge.
- To contrive a plan or scheme for.
Origin: Latin schēma, figure, from Greek skhēma; see segh- in Indo-European roots.
- schemˈer noun
scheme - Computer Definition
A LISP dialect developed at MIT and Indiana University. TI developed a personal computer version of Scheme called "PC Scheme." See Script-Fu.