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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.
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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
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schemer

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

schemer

[ˈskiːməʳ] N (pej) → intrigante mf
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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
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schemer

[ˈskiːməʳ] nintrigante m/f
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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.
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