master plan


: a plan giving overall guidance

Examples of master plan in a Sentence

He has a master plan for becoming a millionaire. my neighbor assured me that the wisdom of his master plan for his yard would be apparent once everything was finished
Recent Examples on the Web Advertisement Councilmember Joe LaCava said upgrades to service and resources envisioned by the master plan won’t be possible without more money for operations. David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 Nov. 2023 Rachel Williams has a master plan for staying healthy and spry at 89 that revolves around a ping-pong-playing robot. Jen Murphy, WSJ, 28 Oct. 2023 Included in the development agreement are two conceptual master plans for the property with varied mixes of residential and commercial units, including high-rise residential towers. Mitchell Parton, Dallas News, 7 Sep. 2023 Little said the development would be similar to the Village of Providence and would fit into the master plan for that part of Huntsville. Scott Turner | , al, 8 Aug. 2023 But the idea there is some master plan being orchestrated by the great Democrat puppet masters is garbage. Noah Rothman, National Review, 1 Nov. 2023 Governments need to have clear transition strategies, enhanced regulatory frameworks, and a master plan for developing grid infrastructure that integrates supply and demand. Makhtar Diop, Fortune, 25 Oct. 2023 Among the younger Olmstead’s projects were a master plan for Cornell University in upstate New York, the Caracas Country Club in Venezuela, and, looking out over the Pacific Ocean in southern California, the master plan for the Palos Verdes Estates neighborhood. Mark David, Robb Report, 21 Sep. 2023 This year, the city of Phoenix was looking to revise its 13-year-old tree and shade master plan. Javier Arce, The Arizona Republic, 23 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of master plan was in 1914

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“Master plan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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