Meaning of SCHEME in English

SCHEME

n. & v.

--n.

1. a a systematic plan or arrangement for work, action, etc. b a proposed or operational systematic arrangement (a colour scheme).

2 an artful or deceitful plot.

3 a timetable, outline, syllabus, etc.

--v.

1. intr. (often foll. by for, or to + infin.) plan esp. secretly or deceitfully; intrigue.

2 tr. plan to bring about, esp. artfully or deceitfully (schemed their downfall).

Derivatives:

schemer n.

Etymology: L schema f. Gk (as SCHEMA)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.