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
Recent Examples on the Web The mayor and common council authorized a contract with the Pennoni Associates, Inc. help with the master plan’s development. Kristen Griffith,, "Westminster looks to public for Wakefield Valley ideas," 15 Dec. 2020 The sanctuary also will be included in the department’s master plan. Amy Lavalley,, "Council members lauded for performance; Whitten, Larson lost bids for reelection," 18 Nov. 2020 The master plan of the park will provide a foundation for future city grant applications to finance park improvements. Kristen Griffith,, "Stream restoration? Ballfields? Westminster citizens share input on future of Wakefield Valley Park.," 17 Dec. 2020 The first was the review of Christ Episcopal School’s master plan for future developments, necessitated by the fact that the school’s 36-acre campus is located in the Highway 21 Planned Corridor Overlay south of Interstate 12, south of Covington. Bill Mchugh,, "Zoning commission postpones cases involving Christ Episcopal School, Bayou Liberty area," 5 Nov. 2020 The panel of government officials aims to complete its master plan early next year, in advance of the prison being relocated to the western fringes of Salt Lake City and the old buildings in Draper being razed in 2022. Tony Semerad, The Salt Lake Tribune, "At Utah’s old prison site, the public wants parks, transit and housing," 29 Oct. 2020 One is a 21-member steering committee for the New Directions 2040 project, which will provide an update to the parish’s master plan. Andrew Canulette,, "Pair of committees formed to make recommendations on comprehensive plan, parish finances," 11 Dec. 2020 Cuyahoga County Planning is expected to present the master plan back to the city by the end of the year, with City Council considering approval in early 2021. John Benson, cleveland, "Brooklyn seeks resident input on master plan," 5 Dec. 2020 After months of work, Quintana’s commission presented an ambitious master plan, known as a search protocol, that would give it access to information from across the Mexican government. Washington Post, "The search for the disappeared points to Mexico’s darkest secrets," 3 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of master plan

1914, in the meaning defined above

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13 Jan 2021

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“Master plan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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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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