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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Commissioner Calvin Bernstein noted that synthetic turf was discussed when the park district developed its GreenPrint 2024 master plan, but there was no funding. Karen Berkowitz,, "With 'increase in heavy storms,' plan calls for improving drainage at Highland Park sports fields," 13 June 2019 Meanwhile, the Franklin Plan Commission at its Thursday night meeting is to consider an amendment to the city's comprehensive master plan that would allow the projects to proceed. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "New business park planned for Franklin's southwest corner wins city zoning approval," 20 June 2018 And that was Gentleman Jack creator Sally Wainwright’s master plan. Jill Gutowitz, Glamour, "Gentleman Jack Is a Period Drama I’ve Been Waiting My Whole Life to See," 22 Apr. 2019 The restriction was adopted in 2011 as part of the waterfront master plan — a plan that was a product of a lengthy series of community meetings. Inga Saffron,, "Let's not welcome a Wawa on Philadelphia's Delaware waterfront | Inga Saffron," 4 July 2018 While there is a master plan, ice conditions will ultimately dictate Healy’s movements, Tlapa said. Jennifer Van Grove,, "Coast Guard icebreaker stops in San Diego before Arctic mission," 24 June 2018 This sports complex is phase two of that master plan, Brown said. Carrie Napoleon, Post-Tribune, "Highland voters to decide on Lincoln Center expansion," 13 June 2018 Also approved was a regulating master plan delineating a street plan, including the extension of New Street, Weeks Street and Freeman Street. Bill Banks, ajc, "Rezoning lays the groundwork for future development in east Decatur," 30 May 2018 Overall, the assessment will act as a sort of master plan for wellness in Lakewood, to be shared with the city's various foundations, entities and nonprofits. John Benson,, "Lakewood spending $50,000 for data study targeting improved healthcare," 19 Mar. 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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incapable of being surmounted or overcome

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