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1. scheme

noun. ['ˈskiːm'] an elaborate and systematic plan of action.

Synonyms

  • bubble
  • plot
  • waiting game
  • playbook
  • pyramid scheme
  • incentive scheme
  • counterterrorism
  • strategy
  • dodge
  • wheeze
  • game plan
  • incentive program
  • plan of action
  • stratagem
  • game
  • contrivance
  • house of cards

Antonyms

  • thinness
  • breakableness
  • solidity
  • unbreakableness

Etymology

  • schema (Latin)
  • σχῆμα (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Rhymes with Scheme

  • chromakalim
  • sephardim
  • hapoalim
  • downstream
  • upstream
  • sarofim
  • ibrahim
  • haradim
  • extreme
  • supreme
  • maxime
  • vadim
  • stream
  • scream
  • rodime
  • regime
  • redeem
  • rahim
  • raheem
  • pezim
  • passim
  • joaquim
  • joachim
  • hakeem
  • esteem
  • daelim
  • basim
  • avrim
  • agleam
  • steam

How do you pronounce scheme?

Pronounce scheme as skim.

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Sentences with scheme


1. Noun, singular or mass
This is a clue that they do not actually own the home, but are running a scheme.

Quotes about scheme


1. It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.
- Confucius

2. In war as in life, it is often necessary when some cherished scheme has failed, to take up the best alternative open, and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.
- Winston Churchill

3. It's been the structure of my life: you scheme and plan and try and fail and try again and accumulate and lose and win back, and then you tell.
- Jerry Weintraub

2. scheme

verb. ['ˈskiːm'] form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner.

Synonyms

  • connive
  • intrigue

Antonyms

  • confront
  • stand still
  • away game

Etymology

  • schema (Latin)
  • σχῆμα (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

3. scheme

noun. ['ˈskiːm'] a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery.

Synonyms

  • dodge
  • falsehood
  • untruth
  • falsity

Antonyms

  • hardness
  • inefficiency
  • inactivity
  • eukaryote

Etymology

  • schema (Latin)
  • σχῆμα (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

4. scheme

noun. ['ˈskiːm'] a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole.

Synonyms

  • economic system
  • water system
  • judiciary
  • language system
  • ecosystem
  • machinery
  • shebang
  • root system
  • solar system
  • dragnet
  • network
  • social structure
  • social organization
  • structure
  • hierarchy
  • system
  • judicatory
  • body
  • economy
  • judicature
  • web
  • syntax
  • grouping
  • judicial system
  • organism
  • subsystem
  • social organisation
  • social system
  • nonlinear system
  • rootage

Antonyms

  • stander
  • sitter
  • parasite
  • host

Etymology

  • schema (Latin)
  • σχῆμα (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

5. scheme

noun. ['ˈskiːm'] an internal representation of the world; an organization of concepts and actions that can be revised by new information about the world.

Synonyms

  • schema
  • representation
  • internal representation

Antonyms

  • thick
  • porosity
  • thickness
  • thin

Etymology

  • schema (Latin)
  • σχῆμα (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

6. scheme

verb. ['ˈskiːm'] devise a system or form a scheme for.

Antonyms

  • cowardly

Etymology

  • schema (Latin)
  • σχῆμα (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

7. scheme

noun. ['ˈskiːm'] a schematic or preliminary plan.

Synonyms

  • plan
  • schema
  • outline
  • programme

Antonyms

  • market economy
  • natural object
  • spoils system
  • merit system

Etymology

  • schema (Latin)
  • σχῆμα (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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