master plan


Definition of master plan

: a plan giving overall guidance

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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

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Parent, who oversees the St. Paul district’s facilities master plan, gave him a consulting contract in April. Josh Verges, Twin Cities, "Critics challenge independence of experts reviewing St. Paul school construction woes," 26 Aug. 2019 The council anticipates reviewing a draft art master plan — which would outline procedures for management, funding, public engagement and site selection — within the next six months. Priscella Vega, Daily Pilot, "Huntington Beach hires Oliver Chi as new city manager," 6 Aug. 2019 Predicting all 256 games of the 2019 regular season … ranking the top defensive linemen in football … John Elway's master plan ... and more. Mitch Goldich,, "A Salute to the NFL Ironmen of the Decade," 19 July 2019 Officials identified the three initiatives after reviewing the master plan, community feedback and available financial resources, Hamer said. Alexandra Kukulka,, "Groundbreaking held for new $16M Northbrook activity center that will provide residents ‘a new method to play and stay fit’," 15 July 2019 Beverly Regional Airport is getting some state and federal support for its efforts to develop a new master plan and to undertake a runway rehabilitation project. John Laidler,, "Beverly airport awarded $1.8 million for two initiatives," 13 Aug. 2019 Steering committees, neighbors and members of community groups, among other organizations and individuals, shaped the master plan in 2017. Domenica Bongiovanni, Indianapolis Star, "See the first changes that will transform west side's Riverside Park over the next 25 years," 24 July 2019 Last month, the La Brea tar pits announced a new master plan. Carolina A. Miranda,, "Where’s the urban plan for L.A.’s biggest museum makeover in a decade?," 12 July 2019 In February, the city council approved a new master plan for the Raleigh park from Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, the landscape design firm behind Brooklyn Bridge Park and Maggie Daley Park in Chicago. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Is most exciting park project in the nation taking shape in Raleigh?," 9 July 2019

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First Known Use of master plan

1914, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of master plan was in 1914

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English Language Learners Definition of master plan

: a detailed plan for doing something that will require a lot of time and effort

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