A coach discusses strategy with his team.
- The definition of strategy is a military plan for positioning troops for battle.
An example of strategy is the general’s order for his troops to move south towards the enemy line.
- Strategy is defined as a plan of action.
An example of a strategy is the soccer team using a specific play from their coach in order to win.
- the science of planning and directing large-scale military operations, specif. (as distinguished from tactics) of maneuvering forces into the most advantageous position prior to actual engagement with the enemy
- a plan or action based on this
- a stratagem or the artful use of stratagems
- any carefully devised plan of action: a marketing strategy
Origin of strategyFrench stratégie ; from Classical Greek strat?gia, generalship ; from strat?gos, a general: see stratagem
- a. The science and art of using all the forces of a nation to execute approved plans as effectively as possible during peace or war.b. The science and art of military command as applied to the overall planning and conduct of large-scale combat operations.
- A plan of action resulting from strategy or intended to accomplish a specific goal. See Synonyms at plan.
- The art or skill of using stratagems in endeavors such as politics and business.
Origin of strategyFrench stratégie, from Greek strat&emacron;gi&amacron;, office of a general, from strat&emacron;gos, general; see stratagem.
(countable and uncountable, plural strategies)
- Verbs often used with "strategy": drive, follow, pursue, execute, implement, adopt, abandon, accept, reject.
From French stratÃ©gie, from Latin strategia, from Ancient Greek ÏƒÏ„ÏÎ±Ï„Î·Î³Î¯Î± (stratÄ“gia, “office of general, command, generalship"), from ÏƒÏ„ÏÎ±Ï„Î·Î³ÏŒÏ‚ (stratÄ“gos, “the leader or commander of an army, a general"), from ÏƒÏ„ÏÎ±Ï„ÏŒÏ‚ (stratos, “army") + á¼„Î³Ï‰ (ago, “I lead, I conduct").