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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The site would also serve as a trailhead for an extension of the future Great Miami River Trail hike/bike path – all part of the city’s Marsh Park Corridor master plan. Sue Kiesewetter,, "Fairfield annexes 28 acres from township for Marsh Park expansion," 11 July 2018 The Board of Trustees approved $6 million worth of work, with $1 million already planned as part of the master plan and another $2.5 million covered by savings from other projects, said Mike Welch, the college’s director of facilities. Emily K. Coleman, Lake County News-Sun, "College of Lake County's Grayslake campus library to get 'complete face-lift' this summer," 30 Apr. 2018 Board members did urge caution in updating the master plan and a push toward a November bond referendum to fund renovations, saying community input is lagging. Jesse Wright,, "Elmhurst District 205 hears concerns about class sizes, reviews school boundary changes," 12 Apr. 2018 The team is developing the interpretive design as part of an Alamo master plan that has been in development since 2014. Scott Huddleston, San Antonio Express-News, "Second Alamo meeting draws larger, quieter crowd — and more criticism," 19 June 2018 Ryan, who worked on the master plans for Second and Third Wards, said the city has made strides in the last 10 years, but there’s still work to be done. Leah Asmelash, charlotteobserver, "Charlotte's parks are consistently ranked worst in the country. Here's why.," 7 June 2018 The project is part of the utility's master plan and the money would come from storm water fees all residents pay. Karen Caffarini, Post-Tribune, "About 100 fish found dead in Bon Aire Lake: Merrillville official," 13 July 2018 Shuey criticized officials for their lack transparency with the master plan and what could happen to some of the buildings in the district. Kate Magill, Howard County Times, "Officials say Ellicott City must adapt to survive future floods," 29 June 2018 The bridge will expand to four travel lanes and a pedestrian walkway, in accordance with the Ada County Highway District's master plan for Cloverdale, which is a county road. Kevin Davenport, idahostatesman, "How a 20-minute fire in the fatal I-84 crash ruined a concrete overpass," 22 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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