Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun scheme

5 senses of scheme

Sense 1
scheme, strategy -- (an elaborate and systematic plan of action)
       => plan of action -- (a plan for actively doing something)

Sense 2
dodge, dodging, scheme -- (a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery)
       => falsehood, falsity, untruth -- (a false statement)

Sense 3
system, scheme -- (a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole; "a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going")
       => group, grouping -- (any number of entities (members) considered as a unit)

Sense 4
schema, scheme -- (an internal representation of the world; an organization of concepts and actions that can be revised by new information about the world)
       => representation, mental representation, internal representation -- (a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image)

Sense 5
outline, schema, scheme -- (a schematic or preliminary plan)
       => plan, program, programme -- (a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished; "they drew up a six-step plan"; "they discussed plans for a new bond issue")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb scheme

2 senses of scheme

Sense 1
scheme, intrigue, connive -- (form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner)
       => plot -- (plan secretly, usually something illegal; "They plotted the overthrow of the government")

Sense 2
scheme -- (devise a system or form a scheme for)
       => plan -- (make plans for something; "He is planning a trip with his family")

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