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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Extending utility lines to that area would require the county to amend its water and sewer master plan and seek approval from the St. Johns River Water Management District. Martin E. Comas,, "Seminole County report blasts plan to build hundreds of homes in rural area," 10 July 2018 The Cedarburg School Board is tightening its belt, trimming $12.5 million from its original long-range master plan, bringing the total estimated cost of facilities projects to $59.8 million. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Cedarburg School District scales down facilities plans to $59 million," 3 July 2018 Fort Lauderdale is currently looking to fund the second phase of its stormwater master plan, which would focus on seven neighborhoods most vulnerable to rain and tidal flooding. Meryl Kornfield,, "Is booming South Florida still paradise? No, but we're working on it," 8 June 2018 After a week, Hubbell will collect all the drawings and ideas and design his own master plan that fits the Pacific Rim Park vision and is physically possible to construct within the budget and three-week time limit. Pam Kragen,, "At 86, artist Hubbell isn't slowing down," 3 June 2018 Councilman Ray Malnar, who represents the area, said ASU will present its master plan to the council within two to six months. Perry Vandell, azcentral, "Thunderbird school move to downtown Phoenix leaves questions for Glendale space," 28 Apr. 2018 Their master plan calls for a three-mile trail that will loop around the northern rim of Center City, allowing people to walk from the viaduct’s terminus at Ninth and Fairmount, west to 31st and Girard. Inga Saffron,, "The first piece of the Reading Viaduct rail park opens in June. Then what?," 19 Apr. 2018 University spokesman John Karman stressed that any changes to U of L’s master plan would require Frankfort’s approval and that current plans carry no provision for a hockey rink. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "Ice hockey on campus? University of Louisville has 'preliminary' chat," 10 July 2018 That donation is also the foundation of the zoo's $150 million capital campaign and new master plan, efforts that aim to transform and improve both animal habitats and the visitor experiences. Carol Motsinger,, "Cincinnati Zoo just got a $50 million gift. But it's just the beginning of a big plan," 7 June 2018

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First Known Use of master plan

1914, in the meaning defined above

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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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