Definición de scheme en inglés:

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Pronunciación: /skiːm/


1A large-scale systematic plan or arrangement for attaining some particular object or putting a particular idea into effect: the occupational sick pay scheme
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  • While there may be sound business reasons to focus on clever marketing schemes and building new stadiums, such a focus has come at the expense of the quality of play.
  • He always had various practical schemes and engineering ideas he thought could help other countries.
  • Franchise masters and headquarters staff are on hand to help new franchisees establish their business, and provide planning advice and marketing schemes.
plan, project, plan of action, programme, strategy, stratagem, game plan;
enterprise, venture, measure, move, course of action, line of action;
system, procedure, design, formula, recipe;
device, tactic, contrivance;
proposal, proposition, suggestion, idea, blueprint
British informal wheeze
Australian informal lurk
archaic shift
1.1A secret or underhand plan; a plot: police uncovered a scheme to steal paintings worth more than $250,000
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  • I have no ulterior motives, no plots or secret schemes.
  • They still thought I had secret plans, evil schemes, and I was at a loss as to how to convince them otherwise.
  • With the Filumena caught up in a bootlegging scheme, the plot goes wrong and a constable is murdered, leaving her to hang.
plot, intrigue, conspiracy, secret plan;
ruse, ploy, stratagem, manoeuvre, subterfuge;
informal game, racket, scam, dodge
South African informal schlenter
1.2A particular ordered system or arrangement: a classical rhyme scheme
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  • Some residents are also claiming the finished building has not followed the design and colour scheme which was approved.
  • To assess the central questions of the investigation we devised a coding scheme.
  • Both of these rooms have a similar colour scheme to the hall and are in immaculate condition.
arrangement, system, organization, configuration, pattern, format, layout, disposition
technical schema
2Scottish informal An estate of social housing: the whole scheme is plunged into darkness, bar the light in Victor’s house Sheila and me were in that gang on the scheme
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  • It's almost like the Machiavellian housing policies that coerced them into the outer schemes in the first place have been super successful.
  • They've all left already, moved away to the schemes.
  • He'd got up from the kitchen table and pedalled up the hill from the old tenement in Shuttle Place through the Darroch Council house scheme.


1 [no object] Make plans, especially in a devious way or with intent to do something illegal or wrong: [with infinitive]: he schemed to bring about the collapse of the government
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  • Instead of actors following scripts in a studio, audiences can see people very like themselves plotting and scheming for advantage in any setting imaginable.
  • Over the years it has been accused of everything from gross ineptitude and massive corruption to scheming for world domination.
  • There is much evidence that these officers spent much of their time scheming for their own political advantage and in hopes of being assigned their own regiments.
plot, hatch a plot, conspire, take part in a conspiracy, intrigue, connive, manoeuvre, plan, lay plans
rare machinate, cabal, complot
1.1South African informal Think; suppose: [with clause]: I scheme it could work
2 [with object] Arrange according to a colour scheme: she was busy arranging flowers, scheming the candles and napkins


the scheme of things

A supposed or apparent overall system, within which everything has a place and in relation to which individual details are ultimately to be assessed: in the overall scheme of things, we didn’t do badly
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  • But they are relatively trivial in the scheme of things.
  • On the other hand, the costs of ignoring security and getting hacked have been, in the scheme of things, relatively small.
  • I don't think I'm being totally too free and loose by describing that as a relatively small risk in the scheme of things.


Mid 16th century (denoting a figure of speech): from Latin schema, from Greek (see schema). An early sense was 'diagram of the position of celestial objects', giving rise to 'diagram, outline', whence the current senses. The unfavourable notion ‘plot’ arose in the mid 18th century.

  • This was originally a term in rhetoric for ‘a figure of speech’. It comes from Latin schema, from Greek. An early sense in English was ‘diagram of the position of celestial objects’, giving rise to ‘diagram, outline’, which led to the current senses.

Palabras que riman con scheme

abeam, agleam, beam, blaspheme, bream, deem, deme, downstream, dream, esteem, extreme, gleam, hakim, kilim, meme, midstream, Nîmes, régime, scream, seam, seem, steam, stream, supreme, team, teem, theme, upstream

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