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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And now the other peaks are busier, too, which could mean more maintenance issues in the long term, an important consideration as officials move forward with a master plan update that aims to add another 2,600 acres to the park. John Wilkens, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Hikers finding new ways to take 5-Peak Challenge," 9 Sep. 2019 Diamond Club Entertainment plans to return to the plan commission Aug. 22 to set up a public hearing and to seek a master plan amendment. Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "After hitting an impasse in Pewaukee, a developer proposes 3,000 seat ballpark, wellness facility in Summit," 26 July 2019 The activity center, which will be built on a six-acre parcel purchased in 2011, addresses four of the top five priorities for investment for programs in the master plan community survey, according to a Park District report. Alexandra Kukulka,, "Groundbreaking held for new $16M Northbrook activity center that will provide residents ‘a new method to play and stay fit’," 15 July 2019 Before anything is shuttered, launched or relaunched, branded or rebranded, licensed out, or bought back, the master plan is put in place and nothing is yet mentioned publicly. Tim Goodman, The Hollywood Reporter, "Tim Goodman: What If WarnerMedia Got a Redo on the HBO Max Reveal?," 15 July 2019 Attendees will have a chance to learn about the master plan process and schedule, review existing conditions of the park, provide initial feedback and share ideas. Mary Divine, Twin Cities, "Washington County residents asked to weigh in on Pine Point plan," 11 July 2019 Parent, who oversees the St. Paul district’s facilities master plan, gave him a consulting contract in April. Josh Verges, Twin Cities, "Critics challenge independence of experts reviewing St. Paul school construction woes," 26 Aug. 2019 The council anticipates reviewing a draft art master plan — which would outline procedures for management, funding, public engagement and site selection — within the next six months. Priscella Vega, Daily Pilot, "Huntington Beach hires Oliver Chi as new city manager," 6 Aug. 2019 Predicting all 256 games of the 2019 regular season … ranking the top defensive linemen in football … John Elway's master plan ... and more. Mitch Goldich,, "A Salute to the NFL Ironmen of the Decade," 19 July 2019

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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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