Definition of “scheme” - Learner’s Dictionary

scheme

noun [ C ] us uk /skiːm/
Extra Examples
The scheme shows imagination and enterprise.She has become increasingly vociferous in her opposition to the scheme.The scheme was well thought out.If you have any questions about the scheme, do ask me.Several people have complained about the scheme.
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)