Meaning of “scheme” - Learner’s Dictionary

scheme

noun [ C ] uk us /skiːm/
OFFICIAL mainly UK

B2 an official plan or system:

an insurance/savings scheme
a training scheme for teenagers
DISHONEST

a plan for making money, especially in a dishonest way:

a scheme to steal money from investors

(Definition of “scheme noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)