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 master plan is in draft stage and is meant to create a 30-year framework of uses for the 34 miles of waterfront within the agency’s jurisdiction. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Your pier or mine? La Playa docks are dredging up big controversy in this upscale Shelter Island area," 24 Aug. 2019 This ambition to change government is one side of the Cummings' master plan. Luke Mcgee, CNN, "Meet the real brains behind Boris Johnson's Brexit plan," 21 Aug. 2019 David Chipperfield, a British architect, and his team in Berlin were tasked with overseeing the redevelopment of the Neues site, which reopened in 2009, as well as the implementation of the master plan as a whole. C.g. | Berlin, The Economist, "Berlin’s Museum Island gets a much-needed revamp," 12 July 2019 According to the master plan, the visitors center will include meeting and event space, a restaurant and gift shop. Laurel Deppen, The Courier-Journal, "What you need to know about Louisville's Waterfront Botanical Gardens project," 2 July 2019 According to the master plan, nearly 46% of the estimated 1,200 archaeological sites recorded in Cook County are located within the forest preserves system. Donna Vickroy, Daily Southtown, "Archaeologists, naturalists collaborate to safeguard the future and protect the past in Cook County Forest Preserves," 17 June 2019 In the master plan, the air forces, ground troops, airborne divisions, and naval units were welded together to form the most powerful force ever hurled against an enemy shore. Popular Mechanics, "How the D-Day Invasion Was Planned," 6 June 2019 The Cubs’ master plan entering spring training was to conduct auditions involving Albert Almora, Ben Zobrist and Happ, who is batting .333 with a .417 on-base percentage this spring. Mark Gonzales,, "Ian Happ has earned large chunk of leadoff duties to start season for Cubs," 21 Mar. 2018 Semeta heeded city staff’s recommendation to hold off on creating an ad hoc committee because a citywide broadband master plan is already under development. Priscella Vega, Daily Pilot, "H.B. council delays official decision on Ellis Avenue condo development as residents push to nix project," 20 Aug. 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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to make a temporary encampment

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