Definition of 'scheme'
Example sentences containing 'scheme'
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IT'S good to see car firms setting up schemes to help young drivers learn. The Sun (2013)People in various civilizations have attempted to devise schemes to look beyond the present. World History: Patterns of Change and Continuity (1995)But are these complex and not always accessible schemes a wise first step? Times, Sunday Times (2010)What happens when a company offering a defined benefit scheme gets into trouble? Times, Sunday Times (2013)Three quarters of people in such schemes work in the public sector. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Savers would have to apply to the foreign scheme first. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The government has introduced transitional arrangements for schemes already in force on budget day. Times, Sunday Times (2006)One may also question the degree of attrition imposed upon an attacker by an area defence scheme. NATO's Changing Strategic Agenda (1990)Measures to speed up the planning process for schemes will be welcomed by business. Times, Sunday Times (2014)You can put in the practical work that turns dream schemes into action. The Sun (2006)The government does not intend to open a new seasonal workers scheme. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Wonder what colour scheme she might be thinking of? Times, Sunday Times (2010)Industry leaders are hoping the scheme will help to put them on the map. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It was a scheme devised by an unknown power. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He is not against the idea of a government savings scheme but prefers to rely on his own plan. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Their redundancy protection scheme means you get your deposit back if you lose your job before the holiday balance is paid. The Sun (2011)There is no affordable housing in the scheme but this would most likely be provided on an alternative site in the borough. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He said that 85 per cent of major company schemes required additional cash. Times, Sunday Times (2008)What will happen to government schemes for first-time buyers? Times, Sunday Times (2016)There are many conservation schemes around the world that parachute in expertise from richer nations and dispense wisdom to the locals on how to nurture their environment. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'scheme'
British English: scheme /skiːm/ NOUN
A scheme is a plan or arrangement, especially one produced by a government or other organization.
...schemes to help fight unemployment.
- American English: program plan
- Arabic: خِطَّة
- Brazilian Portuguese: esquema
- Chinese: 计划
- Croatian: shema
- Czech: systém
- Danish: plan program
- Dutch: programma
- European Spanish: plan
- Finnish: suunnitelma
- French: plan politique
- German: Plan
- Greek: σχέδιο
- Italian: piano
- Japanese: 計画
- Korean: 계획
- Norwegian: handlingsplan
- Polish: plan projekt
- European Portuguese: esquema
- Romanian: schemă
- Russian: схема
- Spanish: plan
- Swedish: plan metod
- Thai: แผนการ
- Turkish: plan
- Ukrainian: схема
- Vietnamese: kế hoạch
British English: scheme NOUN
A scheme is someone's plan for achieving something, especially something that will bring them some benefit.
...a quick money-making scheme to get us through the summer.
British English: scheme VERB
If you say that people are scheming, you mean that they are making secret plans in order to gain something for themselves.
Everyone's always scheming and plotting.
...thinking and scheming years into the future.
Definition of scheme from the Collins English Dictionary
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