American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A plan giving comprehensive guidance or instruction.
- n. A comprehensive document that sets out an overall strategy
- n. architecture A small-scale graphic outline that shows all the major elements of a project
- n. a long-term outline of a project or government function
“First, the very tenacity of Ger - man resistance at the extremities of the front, in Courland and Hungary, suggested a sinister master plan far more credible than the lunatic and desperate irrationality which was the truth.”
“Briggs, an urban administrator who had been hired to ensure that Suits's master plan didn't go haywire, could see me in half an hour.”
“Even before the town-hall meeting was over, the cowed officials of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation announced that they would extend the deadline for completing a final master plan in order to consider fresh options.5 The six urban-design proposals were shelved, and a month later an international competition for “conceptual ideas” was announced.”
“The capsomeres are arranged into an icosahedron not by any kind of master plan or blueprint but simply by each one of them obeying the laws of chemical attraction locally when it bumps into others like itself.”
“Patient as a bird hatching a sterile egg, Julilla embarked upon her master plan fully aware that if she was to get what she wanted — a marriage to Sulla — she must outwait and outendure everyone else she knew, from her victim, Sulla, to her controller, Gaius Julius Caesar.”
“Manning considered Harrisburg one of the most important projects of his fruitful career.4 The master plan encompassed the whole city and included parkways, a 140-acre park centered on a lake created out of swampland, and the crowning jewel, a three-mile-long riverfront park.”
“But whoever buys the land must comply with deed restrictions and the master plan for Lago Mar,”
“I was in the middle of my master plan when I noticed that they were playing a slow jam by Keith Sweat.”
“Then the Greeks fought back, the Gauls retreated north with their plunder, Brennus died as the result of a wound, and his master plan fell apart.”
“In the early 1930's Marshal Tukhachevski had drawn up a master plan for the conduct of this defence, and this scheme, curiously, survived the execution of its author on a charge of German-inspired espionage.”
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