Scheme

All possible synonyms of the word Scheme as well as its hypernyms, hyponyms, antonyms, derivations, entailments, meronyms, pertainyms, domain members, similar words, verb groups, and so on...

Outline, schema, scheme

Definition

  • a schematic or preliminary plan

Synonyms

  • outline
  • schema
  • scheme

Hypernyms

  • 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"

Schema, scheme

Definition

  • an internal representation of the world; an organization of concepts and actions that can be revised by new information about the world

Synonyms

  • schema
  • scheme

Hypernyms

  • representation, mental representation, internal representation: a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image

System, scheme

Definition

  • a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole; "a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going"

Synonyms

  • system
  • scheme

Hypernyms

  • group, grouping: any number of entities (members) considered as a unit

Hyponyms

  • language system: a system of linguistic units or elements used in a particular language
  • judiciary, judicature, judicatory, judicial system: the system of law courts that administer justice and constitute the judicial branch of government
  • economy, economic system: the system of production and distribution and consumption
  • ecosystem: a system formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with their physical environment
  • social organization, social organisation, social structure, social system, structure: the people in a society considered as a system organized by a characteristic pattern of relationships; "the social organization of England and America is very different"; "sociologists have studied the changing structure of the family"
  • dragnet: a system of coordinated measures for apprehending (criminals or other individuals); "caught in the police dragnet"
  • machinery: a system of means and activities whereby a social institution functions; "the complex machinery of negotiation"; "the machinery of command labored and brought forth an order"
  • network, web: an interconnected system of things or people; "he owned a network of shops"; "retirement meant dropping out of a whole network of people who had been part of my life"; "tangled in a web of cloth"
  • nonlinear system: a system whose performance cannot be described by equations of the first degree
  • subsystem: a system that is part of some larger system
  • organism: a system considered analogous in structure or function to a living body; "the social organism"
  • syntax: a systematic orderly arrangement
  • body: a collection of particulars considered as a system; "a body of law"; "a body of doctrine"; "a body of precedents"
  • shebang: an entire system; used in the phrase `the whole shebang'
  • solar system: the sun with the celestial bodies that revolve around it in its gravitational field
  • water system: a river and all of its tributaries
  • rootage, root system: a developed system of roots

Part metromyms

  • hierarchy: a series of ordered groupings of people or things within a system; "put honesty first in her hierarchy of values"

Dodge, dodging, scheme

Definition

  • a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery

Synonyms

  • dodge
  • dodging
  • scheme

Hypernyms

  • falsehood, falsity, untruth: a false statement

Scheme, strategy

Definition

  • an elaborate and systematic plan of action

Synonyms

  • scheme
  • strategy

Hypernyms

  • plan of action: a plan for actively doing something

Hyponyms

  • contrivance, stratagem, dodge: an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade; "his testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track"
  • counterterrorism: a strategy intended to prevent or counter terrorism
  • game plan: (sports) a plan for achieving an objective in some sport
  • game plan: (figurative) a carefully thought out strategy for achieving an objective in war or politics or business or personal affairs; "newscasters speculated about the President's game plan for an invasion"
  • house of cards, bubble: a speculative scheme that depends on unstable factors that the planner cannot control; "his proposal was nothing but a house of cards"; "a real estate bubble"
  • playbook: a scheme or set of strategies for conducting a business campaign or a political campaign; "they borrowed a page from the playbook of the opposition"
  • plot, secret plan, game: a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal); "they concocted a plot to discredit the governor"; "I saw through his little game from the start"
  • pyramid scheme: a fraudulent scheme in which people are recruited to make payments to the person who recruited them while expecting to receive payments from the persons they recruit; when the number of new recruits fails to sustain the hierarchical payment structure the scheme collapses with most of the participants losing the money they put in
  • waiting game: a strategy of delay
  • wheeze: (Briticism) a clever or amusing scheme or trick; "a clever wheeze probably succeeded in neutralizing the German espionage threat"
  • incentive program, incentive scheme: a formal scheme for inducing someone (as employees) to do something

Scheme

Definition

  • devise a system or form a scheme for

Synonyms

  • scheme

Hypernyms

  • plan: make plans for something; "He is planning a trip with his family"

Scheme, intrigue, connive

Definition

  • form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner

Synonyms

  • scheme
  • intrigue
  • connive

Hypernyms

  • plot: plan secretly, usually something illegal; "They plotted the overthrow of the government"

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