Roget category 6265. Words relating to the voluntary powers
› 5.2. Prospective volition
›› 5.2.1. Conceptional volition
sketch, skeleton, outline, draught, draft, ebauche [Fr.], brouillon [Fr.] — rough cast, rough draft, draught copy — copy — proof, revise.
drawing, scheme, schematic, graphic, chart, flow chart (representation) 554.
forecast, program, programme, prospectus — carte du pays [Fr.] — card — bill, protocol — order of the day, list of agenda — bill of fare etc. (food) 298 — base of operations — platform, plank, slate [U.S.], ticket [U.S.].
role — policy etc. (line of conduct) 692.
contrivance, invention, expedient, receipt, nostrum, artifice, device — pipelaying [U.S.] — stratagem etc. (cunning) 702 — trick etc. (deception) 545 — alternative, loophole — shift etc. (substitute) 147 — last shift etc. (necessity) 601.
measure, step — stroke, stroke of policy — master stroke — trump card, court card — cheval de bataille [Fr.], great gun — coup, coup d'etat [Fr.] — clever stroke, bold stroke, good move, good hit, good stroke — bright thought, bright idea.
intrigue, cabal, plot, conspiracy, complot†, machination — subplot, underplot†, counterplot.
schemer, schemist†, schematist† — strategist, machinator — projector, artist, promoter, designer etc. v. — conspirator — intrigant etc. (cunning) 702†.
set one's wits to work
spring a project —
hit upon —
map out —
lay down a plan —
shape out a course,
mark out a course —
hatch a plot concoct —
cast, recast, systematize, organize — arrange etc. 60 — digest, mature.
plot — counter-plot, counter-mine — dig a mine — lay a train — intrigue etc. (cunning) 702.
in course of preparation
under consideration —
on the tapis†,
on the carpet,
on the floor.
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Bold numbers signify related Roget categories. A dagger symbol (†) indicates archaic words and expressions no longer in common use.
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