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scheme

 (skēm)
n.
1. A systematic plan of action: "Did you ever carry out your scheme of writing a series of sonnets embodying all the great epochs of art?" (Edith Wharton). See Synonyms at plan.
2. A secret or devious plan; a plot: a scheme to defraud investors.
3. An orderly plan or arrangement of related parts: an irrigation scheme with dams, reservoirs, and channels.
4. A chart, diagram, or outline of a system or object.
v. schemed, schem·ing, schemes
v.tr.
To contrive a plan or scheme for; plot: scheming their revenge.
v.intr.
To make plans, especially secret or devious ones.

[Latin schēma, figure, from Greek skhēma; see segh- in Indo-European roots.]

schem′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.schemer - a planner who draws up a personal scheme of actionschemer - a planner who draws up a personal scheme of action
angler - a scheming person; someone who schemes to gain an advantage
contriver, deviser, planner - a person who makes plans
politician - a schemer who tries to gain advantage in an organization in sly or underhanded ways

schemer

noun plotter, intriguer, conniver, Machiavelli, wangler (informal), slyboots (informal), wheeler-dealer (informal) She is a schemer, my wee sister.
Translations
مُدَبِّر مَكائِد أو دَسائِس
intrikán
intrigemager
cselszövõ
ráîabruggari
intrigán
düzenbazentrikacı

schemer

[ˈskiːməʳ] N (pej) → intrigante mf

schemer

nraffinierter Schlawiner; (in firm etc) → Intrigant(in) m(f), → Ränkeschmied(in) m(f) (geh); my mother’s a real schemermeine Mutter schmiedet immer ganz raffinierte Pläne

schemer

[ˈskiːməʳ] nintrigante m/f

scheme

(skiːm) noun
1. a plan or arrangement; a way of doing something. a colour scheme for the room; There are various schemes for improving the roads.
2. a (usually secret) dishonest plan. His schemes to steal the money were discovered.
verb
to make (especially dishonest) schemes. He was punished for scheming against the President; They have all been scheming for my dismissal.
ˈschemer noun
He's a dangerous schemer.
ˈscheming adjective
having or making (usually secret) dishonest plans. a scheming woman.
References in classic literature ?
Antinous, insolent and wicked schemer, they say you are the best speaker and counsellor of any man your own age in Ithaca, but you are nothing of the kind.
Violence does, in truth, recoil upon the violent, and the schemer falls into the pit which he digs for another.
An ordinary schemer would have been content to work with a savage hound.
All his life he had been a schemer, his eyes turned towards the big things, yet with himself always occupying the one glorified place in the centre of the arena.
But Amelia had no fear about this; for the little schemer had actually sent away the page, Mr.
You have been all your days a bold and unscrupulous schemer, but ends have at any rate been worthy ones.
Which went to the former purpose, by making Mr Meagles out to be an artful schemer.
This is a longer-headed schemer than I thought him.
The greatest schemer of all time, the organizer of every deviltry, the controlling brain of the underworld, a brain which might have made or marred the destiny of nations--that's the man
This little knot of subtle schemers will control the convention, and, through it, dictate to the party.
With this he comforted himself somewhat, though it made him uncomfortable to think that the author was a Moor, judging by the title of "Cide;" and that no truth was to be looked for from Moors, as they are all impostors, cheats, and schemers.
Even the greatest of schemers have their wild moments," he remarked consolingly.