Scheme

Definition of Scheme

n.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.
He forms the well-concerted scheme of mischief;
'T is fixed, 't is done, and both are doomed to death.
- Rowe.
v. t.1.To make a scheme of; to plan; to design; to project; to plot.
[imp. & p. p. Schemed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Scheming.]
That wickedness which schemed, and executed, his destruction.
- G. Stuart.
v. i.1.To form a scheme or schemes.

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