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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After consultations, the developers plan to present a formal master plan early next year. Rob Gillies, The Seattle Times, "Google’s plans for first wired urban community raise data-privacy concerns," 2 Oct. 2018 These theories come in a nearly infinite variety, but all reach essentially the same conclusion: The U.S. government, or some shadowy group that controls it, organized the attacks as part of a master plan for global domination. John Mccain, Popular Mechanics, "John McCain: The 9/11 Conspiracy Myths and the Truth Under Attack," 11 Sep. 2018 Neither he nor the company provided any details about financing, leading skeptics to question the viability of Musk’s master plan. Drew Harwell, The Seattle Times, "Musk’s tweet on pushing Tesla to go private shocks investors," 7 Aug. 2018 The findings of this investigation prove that the timing of the DNC leak was all a part of a master plan. Jennie Neufeld, Vox, "Vox Sentences: Robert Mueller and the 12 Russian trolls," 14 July 2018 Both problems can be solved if governments see mini-grids not as autarkic outposts, but as part of a master plan. The Economist, "Mini-grids may be the best way to illuminate the “bottom billion”," 12 July 2018 The purpose of the master plan is to steer this area in a new direction. Inga Saffron,, "Let's not welcome a Wawa on Philadelphia's Delaware waterfront | Inga Saffron," 4 July 2018 Sun Terra acquired everything on the master plan for the community that had not been donated or already sold. Lauren Ritchie,, "Minneola may finally get its city center if new owners of huge development keep word," 7 May 2018 The legislation said the property is in a protective area on the airport's master plan approved by the Federal Aviation Administration in 2010. Karen Farkas,, "Cuyahoga County's Consumer Affairs Department gets enforcement powers," 24 Apr. 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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