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Hmm! Interesting Online Etymology scheme (n.) 1550s, "figure of speech," from Medieval Latin [...]


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Online Etymology

scheme (n.)

1550s, "figure of speech," from Medieval Latin schema "shape, figure, form, appearance; figure of speech; posture in dancing," from Greek skhema (genitive skhematos) "figure, appearance, the nature of a thing," related to skhein "to get," and ekhein "to have, hold; be in a given state or condition," from PIE root *segh- "to hold."

scheme (v.)

"devise a scheme," 1767

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scheme
skiːm/
noun
noun: scheme; plural noun: schemes

1.
a large-scale systematic plan or arrangement for attaining some particular object or putting a particular idea into effect.

Scottish informal
an estate of social housing.
"the whole scheme is plunged into darkness, bar the light in Victor's house"

verb
verb: scheme; 3rd person present: schemes; past tense: schemed; past participle: schemed; gerund or present participle: scheming

1.
make plans, especially in a devious way or with intent to do something illegal or wrong.
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