Schame vs Scheme - What's the difference?

schame | scheme |

As a verb schame

is .

As a noun scheme is





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    (wikipedia scheme)


    (en noun)
  • A systematic plan of future action.
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires, is like cutting off our feet when we want shoes.
  • * {{quote-magazine, title=Ideas coming down the track, date=2013-06-01, volume=407, issue=8838
  • , page=13 (Technology Quarterly), magazine=(The Economist) citation , passage=A “moving platform” scheme
  • A plot or secret, devious plan.
  • An orderly combination of related parts.
  • * John Locke
  • the appearance and outward scheme of things
  • * Atterbury
  • such a scheme of things as shall at once take in time and eternity
  • * J. Edwards
  • arguments sufficient to support and demonstrate a whole scheme of moral philosophy
  • * Macaulay
  • The Revolution came and changed his whole scheme of life.
  • A chart or diagram of a system or object.
  • * South
  • to draw an exact scheme of Constantinople, or a map of France
  • (mathematics) A type of topological space.
  • (UK, chiefly, Scotland) A council housing estate.
  • * 2008 , (James Kelman), Kieron Smith, Boy , Penguin 2009, p. 101:
  • It was all too dear. They all just put their prices up because it was out in the scheme .
  • (rhetoric) An artful deviation from the ordinary arrangement of words.
  • (astrology) A representation of the aspects of the celestial bodies for any moment or at a given event.
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • a blue case, from which was drawn a scheme of nativity
  • Part of a uniform resource identifier indicating the protocol or other purpose, such as http: or news:.
  • Usage notes

    In the US, generally has devious connotations, while in the UK, frequently used as a neutral term for projects: “The road is closed due to a pavement-widening scheme.”


    * (a systematic plan of future action) blueprint


  • To plot, or contrive a plan.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=April 26 , author=Tasha Robinson , title=Film: Reviews: The Pirates! Band Of Misfits : , work=The Onion AV Club citation , page= , passage=The openly ridiculous plot has The Pirate Captain (Hugh Grant) scheming to win the Pirate Of The Year competition, even though he’s a terrible pirate, far outclassed by rivals voiced by Jeremy Piven and Salma Hayek. }}


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