master plan


Definition of 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 The guitarist, 50, modestly says his pivot to screen composing wasn't part of a master plan. Joshua Rothkopf,, 19 Jan. 2022 Earlier phases of the master plan’s improvements call for the airport’s aging terminal to be substantially rebuilt. Susan Glaser, cleveland, 16 Dec. 2021 The county’s studies for the master plan indicate that even with the return of commercial aviation, the annual operations are unlikely to surpass 280,000. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Dec. 2021 And autonomous vehicles seem to be part of the master plan. Maneet Ahuja, Forbes, 23 Sep. 2021 Jeff Loster said the idea of a village-wide stormwater master plan began to take shape after several large rain events occurred in River Forest last year. Steve Schering,, 13 May 2021 Projects for the mayor and City Council to address this year include an update to the city’s master plan (which hasn’t been done since 2009) and a city branding session to be held by the end of January. Linda Gandee, cleveland, 10 Jan. 2022 The master plan, which will be completed in 2022, came about after several large rain events occurred in 2020. Bob Goldsborough,, 27 Dec. 2021 The resolution passed by a 7-0 vote Monday night at the county council legislative session, reinforcing the county’s master plan to promote open space for a more sustainable future. Cameron Goodnight,, 8 Dec. 2021

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First Known Use of master plan

1914, in the meaning defined above

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25 Jan 2022

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“Master plan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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


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