given to making plans, especially sly and underhand ones; crafty.
a plan, design, or program of action to be followed; project.
an underhand plot; intrigue.
a visionary or impractical project.
a body or system of related doctrines, theories, etc.:
a scheme of philosophy.
any system of correlated things, parts, etc., or the manner of its arrangement.
a plan, program, or policy officially adopted and followed, as by a government or business:
The company’s pension scheme is very successful.
an analytical or tabular statement.
a diagram, map, or the like.
an astrological diagram of the heavens.
verb (used with object), schemed, scheming.
to devise as a scheme; plan; plot; contrive.
verb (used without object), schemed, scheming.
to lay schemes; devise plans; plot.
given to making plots; cunning
a systematic plan for a course of action
a systematic arrangement of correlated parts; system
a secret plot
a visionary or unrealizable project
a chart, diagram, or outline
an astrological diagram giving the aspects of celestial bodies at a particular time
(mainly Brit) a plan formally adopted by a commercial enterprise or governmental body, as for pensions, etc
(mainly Scot) an area of housing that is laid out esp by a local authority; estate
(transitive) to devise a system for
to form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner
see: best-laid plans (schemes)
noun 1. a city in E New York, on the Mohawk River.
- Schengen agreement
noun in Europe, a convention signed in 1985 to remove all frontier controls and permit free movement of persons between the participating countries Word Origin for Schengen, Luxembourg where first agreement was signed
- Schengen convention
/ˈʃɛŋən/ noun 1. an agreement, signed in 1985, but not implemented until 1995, to abolish border controls within Europe: ten countries had acceded by 1995; the UK is not a signatory
noun 1. Fred, full name Frederick Alan Schepisi. born 1939, Australian film director. His films include The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978), A Cry in the Dark (1988), Last Orders (2001), and The Eye of the Storm (2011)