scheme /ˈskɪm/ 名詞
1. A combination of things connected and adjusted by design; a system.
The appearance and outward scheme of things. --Locke.
Such a scheme of things as shall at once take in time and eternity. --Atterbury.
Arguments . . . sufficient to support and demonstrate a whole scheme of moral philosophy. --J. Edwards.
The Revolution came and changed his whole scheme of life. --Macaulay.
2. A plan or theory something to be done; a design; a project; as, to form a scheme.
The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires, is like cutting off our feet when we want shoes. --Swift.
3. Any lineal or mathematical diagram; an outline.
To draw an exact scheme of Constantinople, or a map of France. --South.
4. Astrol. A representation of the aspects of the celestial bodies for any moment or at a given event.
A blue silk case, from which was drawn a scheme of nativity. --Sir W. Scott.
Syn: -- Plan; project; contrivance; purpose; device; plot.
Usage: Scheme, Plan. Scheme and plan are subordinate to design; they propose modes of carrying our designs into effect. Scheme is the least definite of the two, and lies more in speculation. A plan is drawn out into details with a view to being carried into effect. As schemes are speculative, they often prove visionary; hence the opprobrious use of the words schemer and scheming. Plans, being more practical, are more frequently carried into effect.
He forms the well-concerted scheme of mischief;
'T is fixed, 't is done, and both are doomed to death. --Rowe.
Artists and plans relieved my solemn hours;
I founded palaces, and planted bowers. --Prior.
Scheme, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Schemed p. pr. & vb. n. Scheming.] To make a scheme of; to plan; to design; to project; to plot.
That wickedness which schemed, and executed, his destruction. --G. Stuart.
Scheme, v. i. To form a scheme or schemes.
n 1: an elaborate and systematic plan of action [syn: strategy]
2: a statement that evades the question by cleverness or
trickery [syn: dodge, dodging]
3: a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising
a unified whole; "a vast system of production and
distribution and consumption keep the country going" [syn:
4: an internal representation of the world; an organization of
concepts and actions that can be revised by new
information about the world [syn: schema]
5: a schematic or preliminary plan [syn: outline, schema]
v 1: form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner [syn: intrigue,
2: devise a system or form a scheme for