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The choosing or taking of an individual or individuals from a group for some special purpose, esp. for compulsory military service
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  1. The choosing or taking of an individual or individuals from a group for some special purpose, esp. for compulsory military service
  2. A written order for the payment of a specified sum of money to a certain individual or to the bearer (for example, a check). A draft may involve three parties: the drawer, who writes or creates it, the drawee, who has custody of the funds to be paid (for example, a bank), and the payee, who will receive the funds. A written order for the payment of a specified sum of money to a certain individual or to the bearer (for example, a check). A draft may involve three parties: the drawer, who writes or creates it, the drawee, who has custody of the funds to be paid (for example, a bank), and the payee, who will receive the funds.
  3. The process or method of selecting one or more individuals from a group, as for a service or duty:
A geometric figure, used to illustrate a mathematical statement, proof, etc.
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  1. A geometric figure, used to illustrate a mathematical statement, proof, etc.
  2. A chart or graph explaining or illustrating ideas, statistics, etc.
  3. A plan, sketch, drawing, or outline designed to demonstrate or explain how something works or to clarify the relationship between the parts of a whole.
A drawing or other representation, usually on a flat surface, of all or part of the earth's surface, ordinarily showing countries, bodies of water, cities, mountains, etc.
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  1. A drawing or other representation, usually on a flat surface, of all or part of the earth's surface, ordinarily showing countries, bodies of water, cities, mountains, etc.
  2. A representation, usually on a plane surface, of a region of the earth or heavens.
  3. (Mathematics) The correspondence of elements in one set to elements in the same set or another set.
A map, esp. one prepared for use in marine or air navigation
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  1. A map, esp. one prepared for use in marine or air navigation
  2. A sheet presenting information in the form of graphs or tables.
  3. A group of facts about something, set up in the form of a diagram, table, graph, etc.
  1. The act of delineating; depiction
  2. A graphic verbal description
  3. (Art) An image of the outline of an object
A variant of timeline.
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  1. A variant of timeline.
  2. Alternative form of timeline.
A reasoned purpose; an intent:
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  1. A reasoned purpose; an intent:
  2. The arrangement of parts, details, form, color, etc. so as to produce an artistic unit; artistic invention
  3. A particular plan or method:
A print produced with this process.
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  1. A print produced with this process.
  2. A type of paper-based reproduction process producing white-on-blue images, used primarily for technical and architecture's drawings, now largely replaced by other technologies.
  3. (Architecture, engineering, by extension) A detailed technical drawing (now often in some electronically storable and transmissible form).
A sketch showing only the contours of an object without use of shading
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  1. A sketch showing only the contours of an object without use of shading
  2. A summary of a text or subject, usually presented in headings and subheadings.
  3. (Film industry) A prose telling of a story intended to be turned into a screenplay; generally longer and more detailed than a treatment.
A likeness, image, picture, etc.
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  1. A likeness, image, picture, etc.
  2. A representing or being represented (in various senses); specif., the fact of representing or being represented in a legislative assembly
  3. (Law) A statement of fact made by one party in order to induce another party to enter into a contract.
Fitness, as of an athlete or animal, with regard to health or training:
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  1. Fitness, as of an athlete or animal, with regard to health or training:
  2. Manners or conduct as governed by etiquette, decorum, or custom:
  3. Method of arrangement or manner of coordinating elements in verbal or musical composition:
A work produced by this art.
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  1. A work produced by this art.
  2. The art of representing objects or forms on a surface chiefly by means of lines.
  3. A picture, design, sketch, etc. thus made
An examination using the eyes; a look:
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  1. An examination using the eyes; a look:
  2. A way of showing or seeing something, as from a particular position or angle:
  3. An individual and personal perception, judgment, or interpretation; an opinion:
Any of the systems of nerve fibers by which a group of nerve cells discharges its nerve impulses to one or more other cell groups.
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  1. Any of the systems of nerve fibers by which a group of nerve cells discharges its nerve impulses to one or more other cell groups.
  2. The process of projecting an image onto a screen or other surface for viewing.
  3. (Psychiatry) The unconscious act or process of ascribing to others one's own ideas, impulses, or emotions, esp. when they are considered undesirable or cause anxiety
A set of guidelines, instructions, plans, or explanations:
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  1. A set of guidelines, instructions, plans, or explanations:
  2. A map for motorists, showing the roads of a given region
  3. A map, especially one for motorists, showing and designating the roads of a region.
A secret or devious plan; a plot:
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  1. A secret or devious plan; a plot:
  2. A chart, diagram, or outline of a system or object.
  3. An orderly combination of things on a definite plan; system
A special unit of work, research, etc., as in a school, a laboratory, etc.
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  1. A special unit of work, research, etc., as in a school, a laboratory, etc.
  2. An extensive task undertaken by a student or group of students to apply, illustrate, or supplement classroom lessons.
  3. An undertaking requiring concerted effort:
A graphic representation, especially a detailed plan for construction or manufacture.
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  1. A graphic representation, especially a detailed plan for construction or manufacture.
  2. A reasoned purpose; an intent:
  3. A particular plan or method:
(Film industry) A prose telling of a story intended to be turned into a screenplay; generally longer and more detailed than a treatment.
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  1. (Film industry) A prose telling of a story intended to be turned into a screenplay; generally longer and more detailed than a treatment.
  2. A preliminary plan for a project.
  3. A sketch showing only the contours of an object without use of shading
A system of services, opportunities, or projects, usually designed to meet a social need.
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  1. A system of services, opportunities, or projects, usually designed to meet a social need.
  2. A plan or system of academic and related or ancillary activities:
  3. A organized system of instructions and data interpreted by a computer. Programming instructions are often referred to as code.
In the philosophy of Hegel, absolute truth; the complete and ultimate product of reason.
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  1. In the philosophy of Hegel, absolute truth; the complete and ultimate product of reason.
  2. (Philos.) According to Plato, any of the unchanging, eternal, intelligible models or archetypes of which all material things are only imperfect imitations and from which their existence derives: in modern philosophy, used variously to mean the immediate object of thought, absolute truth, etc.
  3. A plan; scheme; project; intention; aim
The ability to form or understand mental concepts and abstractions:
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  1. The ability to form or understand mental concepts and abstractions:
  2. The act, process, or power of conceiving mentally; formulation of ideas, esp. of abstractions
  3. An original idea, design, plan, etc.
A schematic representation of how the different stages in a process are interconnected.
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  1. A schematic representation of how the different stages in a process are interconnected.
  2. A schematic representation of a sequence of operations, as in a manufacturing process or computer program.
The process of projecting an image onto a screen or other surface for viewing.
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  1. The process of projecting an image onto a screen or other surface for viewing.
  2. A plan for an anticipated course of action:
  3. (Psychiatry) The unconscious act or process of ascribing to others one's own ideas, impulses, or emotions, esp. when they are considered undesirable or cause anxiety
A guaranty, pledge, or promise:
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  1. A guaranty, pledge, or promise:
  2. The act of one who undertakes, or engages in, any project or business.
  3. That which is undertaken; any business, work, or project which a person engages in, or attempts to perform; an enterprise.
The procedures and techniques characteristic of a particular discipline or field of knowledge:
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  1. The procedures and techniques characteristic of a particular discipline or field of knowledge:
  2. A means or manner of procedure, especially a regular and systematic way of accomplishing something:
  3. Regularity and orderliness in action, thought, or expression; system in doing things or handling ideas
An organized and coordinated method; a procedure:
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  1. An organized and coordinated method; a procedure:
  2. An organism as a whole, especially with regard to its vital processes or functions:
  3. Harmonious interaction or order:
The science of arranging and maneuvering military and naval forces in action or before the enemy, esp. (as distinguished from ) with reference to short-range objectives
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  1. The science of arranging and maneuvering military and naval forces in action or before the enemy, esp. (as distinguished from ) with reference to short-range objectives
  2. Any methods used to gain an end; esp., skillful methods or procedure
  3. The study of the most effective ways of securing objectives set by strategy, as in deploying and directing troops, ships, and aircraft against an enemy.
The established way of carrying on the business of a legislature, law court, etc.
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  1. The established way of carrying on the business of a legislature, law court, etc.
  2. (--- Law) The set of rules under which litigation is conducted, especially in contrast to the set of substantive legal principles that determine the merits of legal controversies and disputes.
  3. A set of established forms or methods for conducting the affairs of an organized body such as a business, club, or government.
Act, manner, method, etc. of treating, or dealing with, a person, thing, subject in art or literature, etc.
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  1. Act, manner, method, etc. of treating, or dealing with, a person, thing, subject in art or literature, etc.
  2. (Film, TV) An outline or prose summary prepared before the script, giving the story with characters, situations, etc. but often without dialogue and usually without separate shots indicated
  3. The use of an agent, procedure, or regimen, such as a drug, surgery, or exercise, in an attempt to cure or mitigate a disease, condition, or injury.
The act or fact of intending; determination to do a specified thing or act in a specified manner
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  1. The act or fact of intending; determination to do a specified thing or act in a specified manner
  2. An aim that guides action; an objective:
  3. The action or fact of intending:
Determination; resolution:
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  1. Determination; resolution:
  2. The object for which something exists or is done; end in view
  3. The object toward which one strives or for which something exists; an aim or goal:
That which is proposed, or propounded for consideration or acceptance; a scheme or design; terms or conditions proposed; offer; as, to make proposals for a treaty of peace; to offer proposals for erecting a building; to make proposals of marriage.
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  1. That which is proposed, or propounded for consideration or acceptance; a scheme or design; terms or conditions proposed; offer; as, to make proposals for a treaty of peace; to offer proposals for erecting a building; to make proposals of marriage.
  2. A plan, action, etc. proposed
  3. (Law) The offer by a party of what he has in view as to an intended business transaction, which, with acceptance, constitutes a contract.
A course of action, guiding principle, or procedure considered expedient, prudent, or advantageous:
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  1. A course of action, guiding principle, or procedure considered expedient, prudent, or advantageous:
  2. A written contract in which one party guarantees to insure another against a specified loss, damage, injury, etc. in return for payments, usually periodic, called premiums
  3. A plan or course of action, as of a government, political party, or business, intended to influence and determine decisions, actions, and other matters:
A plan; a set of intended actions, through which one intends to achieve a goal.
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  1. A plan; a set of intended actions, through which one intends to achieve a goal.
A small area of ground marked off for some special use
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  1. A small area of ground marked off for some special use
  2. A secret, usually evil, project or scheme; conspiracy
  3. A secret plan to accomplish a hostile or illegal purpose; a scheme.
The plan agreed on; plot
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  1. The plan agreed on; plot
  2. A joining or acting together, as if by sinister design:
  3. An agreement or combination by two or more individuals to commit a crime or to commit a lawful act by unlawful means. Making the agreement is a crime, even if the unlawful act that is planned is never performed, but most states require overt action by one of the conspirators to further the conspiracy before the making of the agreement becomes criminal. A conspiracy to harm someone is also a tort. Also called partnership in crime. See also tortfeasor, concert of action rule, accessory, accomplice, aid and abet, attempt, connivance, conscious parallelism, and solicitation.
The art or skill of using stratagems in endeavors such as politics and business.
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  1. The art or skill of using stratagems in endeavors such as politics and business.
  2. A stratagem or the artful use of stratagems
  3. A plan of action resulting from strategy or intended to accomplish a specific goal.
The devising or execution of such schemes or maneuvers:
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  1. The devising or execution of such schemes or maneuvers:
  2. A scheme or maneuver designed to achieve an objective, as in surprising an enemy or deceiving someone.
  3. Any trick or scheme for achieving some purpose
A collection of things that have been arranged:
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  1. A collection of things that have been arranged:
  2. (Music) Adaptation of a composition to other instruments or voices than those for which it was originally written, or to the style of a certain band or orchestra
  3. Something made by arranging parts in a particular way
A record of a journey
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  1. A record of a journey
  2. An account or record of a journey.
  3. A detailed outline for a proposed journey
A document which describes a proposed endeavor (venture, undertaking), such as a literary work (which one proposes to write).
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  1. A document which describes a proposed endeavor (venture, undertaking), such as a literary work (which one proposes to write).
  2. A formal summary of a proposed venture or project.
  3. A document describing the chief features of something, such as a business, an educational program, or especially a stock offering or mutual fund, for prospective buyers, investors, or participants.
A print produced with this process.
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  1. A print produced with this process.
  2. A type of paper-based reproduction process producing white-on-blue images, used primarily for technical and architecture's drawings, now largely replaced by other technologies.
  3. (Architecture, engineering, by extension) A detailed technical drawing (now often in some electronically storable and transmissible form).
(Psychol.) A mental image produced in response to a stimulus, that becomes a framework or basis for analyzing or responding to other related stimuli
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  1. (Psychol.) A mental image produced in response to a stimulus, that becomes a framework or basis for analyzing or responding to other related stimuli
  2. (Psychology) A pattern imposed on complex reality or experience to assist in explaining it, mediate perception, or guide response.
  3. A plan, outline, or model:
An outline for any proposed or planned series of events, real or imagined
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  1. An outline for any proposed or planned series of events, real or imagined
  2. An expected or supposed situation or sequence of events:
  3. An outline of the plot of a dramatic or literary work.
Any long-range strategy to reach an objective
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  1. Any long-range strategy to reach an objective
  2. (Sports) The strategy devised before or used during an event.
  3. (Idiomatic) Any strategy devised to reach a given objective.
The overall design of a page, spread, or book, including elements such as page and type size, typeface, and the arrangement of titles and page numbers.
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  1. The overall design of a page, spread, or book, including elements such as page and type size, typeface, and the arrangement of titles and page numbers.
  2. An arrangement or plan, especially the schematic arrangement of parts or areas:
  3. The art or process of arranging type, illustrations, etc. in an advertisement, newspaper, etc.
Orderly arrangement of parts or steps to accomplish an end:
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  1. Orderly arrangement of parts or steps to accomplish an end:
  2. The procedures and techniques characteristic of a particular discipline or field of knowledge:
  3. A means or manner of procedure, especially a regular and systematic way of accomplishing something:
The power or liberty to control, direct, or dispose:
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  1. The power or liberty to control, direct, or dispose:
  2. The power or authority to arrange, settle, or manage; control
  3. A putting in order or being put in order; arrangement
To put together or make by combining various elements or ingredients; manufacture or compound:
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  1. To put together or make by combining various elements or ingredients; manufacture or compound:
  2. (Music) To use (a dissonant tone) in preparation
  3. To equip or furnish with necessary provisions, accessories, etc.; fit out
To make plans, especially secret or devious ones.
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  1. To make plans, especially secret or devious ones.
  2. To plan in a deceitful way; plot
  3. To contrive a plan or scheme for; plot:
To form, plan, or arrange in the mind; design or contrive:
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  1. To form, plan, or arrange in the mind; design or contrive:
  2. (Law) To transmit or give (real property) by will.
  3. To work out or create (something) by thinking; contrive; plan; invent
(Archaic) To find; discover
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  1. (Archaic) To find; discover
  2. To think out or produce (a new device, process, etc.); originate, as by experiment; devise for the first time
  3. To produce or contrive (something previously unknown) by the use of ingenuity or imagination.
To draw an outline of something.
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  1. To draw an outline of something.
  2. To give the main features or various aspects of; summarize:
  3. To summarize something.
To convey an impression of to an audience or to others:
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  1. To convey an impression of to an audience or to others:
  2. To get (ideas, feelings, one's presence, etc.) across to others effectively
  3. To be effective in the projection of one's voice, ideas, etc.
To project, cast, or set forth, as in a projection of light.
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  1. To project, cast, or set forth, as in a projection of light.
  2. To think up; devise; scheme; plan
  3. To form by an exercise of ingenuity; to devise; to plan; to scheme; to plot.
To create or fashion, as:
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  1. To create or fashion, as:
  2. To arrange, fashion, express, or devise (a plan, answer, etc.) in definite form
  3. To give a particular form to (a material):
To conceive or fashion in the mind; invent:
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  1. To conceive or fashion in the mind; invent:
  2. To create designs.
  3. To make a graphic or schematic representation of (something), especially as a plan for its structure:
(Mathematics) To establish a mapping of (an element or a set).
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  1. (Mathematics) To establish a mapping of (an element or a set).
  2. To survey or explore for the purpose of making a map
  3. To arrange or plan in detail
To mark the position or course of on a map
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  1. To mark the position or course of on a map
  2. (Math.) To determine or mark the location of (a point) on a graph by means of coordinates
  3. To draw a plan or chart of (a ship's course, etc.)
To alter or produce by methods of genetic engineering:
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  1. To alter or produce by methods of genetic engineering:
  2. To plan, manage, and bring about by skillful acts or contrivance:
  3. To plan and direct skillfully; superintend; guide (a measure, action, etc. through)
To bring on, or get, by secret or underhanded plotting
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  1. To bring on, or get, by secret or underhanded plotting
  2. To carry on a secret love affair
  3. To plot or scheme secretly or underhandedly
To plan or plot secretly.
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  1. To plan or plot secretly.
  2. To plan and act together secretly, esp. in order to commit a crime
  3. To combine or work together for any purpose or toward any effect
To prearrange (a contest) so as to ensure a desired fraudulent outcome; fix:
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  1. To prearrange (a contest) so as to ensure a desired fraudulent outcome; fix:
  2. To shape, fashion, or form, usually according to a pattern; design
  3. To conceive or design:
To contrive something using skill or ingenuity
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  1. To contrive something using skill or ingenuity
  2. To prepare something by mixing various ingredients, especially to prepare food for cooking
  3. To devise, using skill and intelligence; contrive:
To raise; to excite; to stir up.
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  1. To smooth.
  2. (Intransitive) Used other than as an idiom: see work,"Ž out.
  3. (With object after out) To calculate.
To support a group or movement.
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  1. To support a group or movement.
  2. To put things in a line
  3. (Intransitive, sports) To start a game in a certain position on the playing field.
(Intransitive, idiomatic) To succeed.
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  1. (Intransitive, idiomatic) To succeed.
  2. (Idiomatic) To survive, to endure.
  3. (with an object preceded by the preposition for) Not to let somebody down, keep one's promise.
(Idiomatic) to prepare for use, to get ready
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  1. (Idiomatic) to prepare for use, to get ready
To draw or trace an outline of.
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  1. To draw or trace an outline of.
  2. To give the main features or various aspects of; summarize:
  3. To summarize something.
To draw up a preliminary version of or plan for.
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  1. To draw up a preliminary version of or plan for.
  2. To choose or take for some special purpose, as compulsory military service, by drawing from a group
  3. To create by thinking and writing; compose:
To make a sketch of; outline.
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  1. To make a sketch of; outline.
  2. To give a brief description of; outline
  3. To draw quickly or in outline
To organise the basic plan for a project.
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To develop into or assume an orderly, functional, or coherent structure.
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  1. To develop into or assume an orderly, functional, or coherent structure.
  2. To form or join an activist group, especially a labor union.
  3. To put in order; arrange in an orderly way:
To be ranked on a chart of best-selling items:
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  1. To be ranked on a chart of best-selling items:
  2. To plan (something) in detail:
  3. To plot (a course) on, or by reference to, a chart or charts
(Genetics) To locate (a particular gene) on a chromosome or plasmid
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  1. (Genetics) To locate (a particular gene) on a chromosome or plasmid
  2. To survey or explore for the purpose of making a map
  3. To plan or delineate, especially in detail; arrange:
To use (a check, for example) when paying.
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  1. To use (a check, for example) when paying.
  2. To pull out of shape; distort
  3. To shape or elongate (a wire, for example) by pulling through dies.
To draw, sketch, outline, etc.
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  1. To draw, sketch, outline, etc.
  2. To move through space in such a way as to represent or conform to the outline of (a given shape)
  3. To imprint (a design) by pressure with an instrument on a superimposed pattern.
To conceive or fashion in the mind; invent:
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  1. To conceive or fashion in the mind; invent:
  2. To make a graphic or schematic representation of (something), especially as a plan for its structure:
  3. To create designs.
To furnish (books, etc.) with explanatory or decorative drawings, designs, or pictures
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  1. To furnish (books, etc.) with explanatory or decorative drawings, designs, or pictures
  2. To clarify or explain, as by the use of examples or comparisons:
  3. To provide a book or other publication with pictures, diagrams or other explanatory or decorative features.
To picture in words; describe
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  1. To picture in words; describe
  2. To render a representation of something, using words, sounds, images, or other means.
  3. To represent in a drawing, painting, sculpture, etc.; portray; picture
To describe or characterize in words:
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  1. To describe or characterize in words:
  2. To show or contain a distinguishing characteristic of; distinguish:
  3. To mark, form, or show the outline or border of:
To be the equivalent of; correspond to, as in a different place or time
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  1. To be the equivalent of; correspond to, as in a different place or time
  2. To draw attention to by way of remonstrance or protest:
  3. To serve as a specimen, example, type, or instance of; exemplify or typify
To create or fashion, as:
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  1. To create or fashion, as:
  2. To arrange, fashion, express, or devise (a plan, answer, etc.) in definite form
  3. To give a particular form to (a material):
To print in advance.
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  1. To print in advance.
(Idiomatic) to make (plans); to sketch
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  1. (Idiomatic) to make (plans); to sketch
  2. To write down using chalk
To nominate (someone) for membership, office, etc.
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  1. To nominate (someone) for membership, office, etc.
  2. To put forward for consideration, discussion, or adoption; suggest:
  3. To make known as one's intention; purpose or intend:
To use the mind in a certain way:
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  1. To use the mind in a certain way:
  2. To exercise the power of reason, as by conceiving ideas, drawing inferences, and using judgment:
  3. To visualize; imagine:
To intend, resolve, or plan
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  1. To intend, resolve, or plan
  2. To intend or resolve:
  3. Have set as one's purpose; resolve to accomplish; intend; plan.
A type of paper-based reproduction process producing white-on-blue images, used primarily for technical and architecture's drawings, now largely replaced by other technologies.
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  1. A type of paper-based reproduction process producing white-on-blue images, used primarily for technical and architecture's drawings, now largely replaced by other technologies.
  2. (Architecture, engineering, by extension) A detailed technical drawing (now often in some electronically storable and transmissible form).
  3. (Informal, by extension) Any detailed plan, whether literal or figurative.
A secretive or underhanded plot or scheme:
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  1. A secretive or underhanded plot or scheme:
  2. A reasoned purpose; an intent:
  3. A particular plan or method:
Any long-range strategy to reach an objective
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  1. Any long-range strategy to reach an objective
  2. (Sports) The strategy devised before or used during an event.
  3. (Idiomatic) Any strategy devised to reach a given objective.
The gist or significance:
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  1. The gist or significance:
  2. A plan, purpose, or goal:
  3. A sense that something can happen; a notion or expectation:
(Printing) The art or process of arranging printed or graphic matter on a page.
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  1. (Printing) The art or process of arranging printed or graphic matter on a page.
  2. The manner in which anything is laid out; arrangement; specif., the plan or makeup of a newspaper, book page, advertisement, etc.
  3. A page or set of pages marked to indicate this design.
A housing project.
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  1. A housing project.
  2. A proposal of something to be done; plan; scheme
  3. An undertaking requiring concerted effort:
(Psychol.) A mental image produced in response to a stimulus, that becomes a framework or basis for analyzing or responding to other related stimuli
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  1. (Psychol.) A mental image produced in response to a stimulus, that becomes a framework or basis for analyzing or responding to other related stimuli
  2. (Psychology) A pattern imposed on complex reality or experience to assist in explaining it, mediate perception, or guide response.
  3. A plan, outline, or model:
A systematic plan of action:
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  1. A systematic plan of action:
  2. A secret or devious plan; a plot:
  3. An orderly combination of things on a definite plan; system
A plan of action resulting from strategy or intended to accomplish a specific goal.
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  1. A plan of action resulting from strategy or intended to accomplish a specific goal.
  2. The art or skill of using stratagems in endeavors such as politics and business.
  3. A stratagem or the artful use of stratagems
The method used in dealing with or accomplishing:
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  1. The method used in dealing with or accomplishing:
  2. An advance or overture made by one person to another.
  3. The part of the area behind the foul line in a bowling alley used by a bowler in delivering the ball.
The initial movement in a task or undertaking:
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  1. The initial movement in a task or undertaking:
  2. Scoring ability or potential:
  3. Decisiveness and clarity in artistic expression:
Development in a particular way; progress:
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  1. Development in a particular way; progress:
  2. (Sports) A designated route or area on which a race is held:
  3. A typical, natural, or customary manner of proceeding or developing:
A course of movement
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  1. A course of movement
  2. A group of persons or things arranged in a row or series:
  3. A course of progress or movement; a route:
A way of doing or accomplishing something
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  1. A way of doing or accomplishing something
  2. A method of operating or functioning.
  3. A person's manner of working.
A specific course of action; the machinery by which a suit is carried on; the mechanics of the legal process; written rules for legal proceedings, whether criminal or civil, codified in rule books such as the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. A specific course of action; the machinery by which a suit is carried on; the mechanics of the legal process; written rules for legal proceedings, whether criminal or civil, codified in rule books such as the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
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  1. A specific course of action; the machinery by which a suit is carried on; the mechanics of the legal process; written rules for legal proceedings, whether criminal or civil, codified in rule books such as the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. A specific course of action; the machinery by which a suit is carried on; the mechanics of the legal process; written rules for legal proceedings, whether criminal or civil, codified in rule books such as the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
  2. A set of established forms or methods for conducting the affairs of an organized body such as a business, club, or government.
  3. The act, method, or manner of proceeding in some action; esp., the sequence of steps to be followed
An approach to accomplishing a goal or a method of dealing with a problem.
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  1. An approach to accomplishing a goal or a method of dealing with a problem.
  2. A course of action or policy, esp. one differing from another or a preceding course
  3. A zigzag course, or movement in such a course
Skill or command in a particular activity:
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  1. Skill or command in a particular activity:
  2. The manner in which the details of an artistic work or of a scientific or mechanical operation are executed or performed
  3. A method of achieving something or carrying something out, especially one requiring some skill or knowledge. [from 19th c.]
The procedures and techniques characteristic of a particular discipline or field of knowledge:
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  1. The procedures and techniques characteristic of a particular discipline or field of knowledge:
  2. A means or manner of procedure, especially a regular and systematic way of accomplishing something:
  3. Regularity and orderliness in action, thought, or expression; system in doing things or handling ideas
A condition in which freedom from disorder or disruption is maintained through respect for established authority:
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  1. A condition in which freedom from disorder or disruption is maintained through respect for established authority:
  2. The established system of social organization:
  3. A fixed or definite plan; system; law of arrangement
The administrative personnel of such a structure:
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  1. The administrative personnel of such a structure:
  2. A group of persons organized for a particular purpose; an association or business.
  3. (Uncountable) The way in which something is organized, such as a book or an article.
A composite of traits or features characteristic of an individual or a group:
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  1. A composite of traits or features characteristic of an individual or a group:
  2. A consistent, characteristic form, style, or method, as:
  3. A model or plan used as a guide in making things; set of forms to the shape of which material is cut for assembly into the finished article
A method or plan of classification or arrangement
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  1. A method or plan of classification or arrangement
  2. A set of facts, principles, rules, etc. classified or arranged in a regular, orderly form so as to show a logical plan linking the various parts
  3. An organized set of interrelated ideas or principles:
  1. Systematization
  2. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
To make a blueprint for.
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  1. To make a blueprint for.
  2. To make a detailed operational plan for.
  3. To lay a plan for.
To choose actors for (a play, for example).
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  1. To choose actors for (a play, for example).
  2. To cause to fall onto or over something or in a certain direction:
  3. To form (molten metal, plastic, etc.) into a particular shape by pouring or pressing into a mold
To be ranked on a chart of best-selling items:
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  1. To be ranked on a chart of best-selling items:
  2. To plot (a course) on, or by reference to, a chart or charts
  3. To plan (something) in detail:
To form or hold an idea:
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  1. To form or hold an idea:
  2. To cause to begin life
  3. To begin or originate in a specific way:
To plan with evil intent; scheme:
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  1. To plan with evil intent; scheme:
  2. To form by an exercise of ingenuity; to devise; to plan; to scheme; to plot.
  3. To project, cast, or set forth, as in a projection of light.
To conceive or fashion in the mind; invent:
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  1. To conceive or fashion in the mind; invent:
  2. To create designs.
  3. To make a graphic or schematic representation of (something), especially as a plan for its structure:
(Law) To transmit or give (real property) by will.
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  1. (Law) To transmit or give (real property) by will.
  2. To form, plan, or arrange in the mind; design or contrive:
  3. To work out or create (something) by thinking; contrive; plan; invent
To express (a theory, plan, etc.) in a systematic way
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  1. To express (a theory, plan, etc.) in a systematic way
  2. To work out or form in one's mind; devise, develop, contrive, etc.
  3. To reduce to, or express in, a formula; to put in a clear and definite form of statement or expression.
To prearrange (a contest) so as to ensure a desired fraudulent outcome; fix:
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  1. To prearrange (a contest) so as to ensure a desired fraudulent outcome; fix:
  2. To shape, fashion, or form, usually according to a pattern; design
  3. To conceive or design:
To work out; devise
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  1. To work out; devise
  2. Simple past tense of lie, when pertaining to position.
  3. To put or set in order or readiness for use:
To be effective in the projection of one's voice, ideas, etc.
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  1. To be effective in the projection of one's voice, ideas, etc.
  2. To convey an impression of to an audience or to others:
  3. To send out into space; cast:
To make plans, especially secret or devious ones.
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  1. To make plans, especially secret or devious ones.
  2. To plan in a deceitful way; plot
  3. To contrive a plan or scheme for; plot:
To formulate a strategy.
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  1. To formulate a strategy.
  2. To determine strategies; plan.
  3. To plan a strategy for (a business or financial venture, for example).
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  1. To smooth.
  2. (With object after out) To calculate.
  3. (Intransitive) Used other than as an idiom: see work,"Ž out.
To direct toward or intend for a particular goal or group:
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  1. To direct toward or intend for a particular goal or group:
  2. To determine a course or direct an effort:
  3. To try or intend (to do or be something)
To look at attentively and thoughtfully:
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  1. To look at attentively and thoughtfully:
  2. To think about intently; study carefully
  3. To have in mind as a possibility or plan; intend
To plan and carry out, esp. by artistic arrangement or in a skillful way
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  1. To plan and carry out, esp. by artistic arrangement or in a skillful way
  2. To conceive or fashion in the mind; invent:
  3. To form (plans, etc.) in the mind; contrive
To mean (something) to be or be used (for); design; destine
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  1. To mean (something) to be or be used (for); design; destine
  2. To have in mind for a particular use:
  3. To have a design or purpose in mind.
To intend or design for a certain person or purpose
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  1. To intend or design for a certain person or purpose
  2. To have in mind; intend; purpose
  3. To have a purpose or intention in mind
To be effective in the projection of one's voice, ideas, etc.
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  1. To be effective in the projection of one's voice, ideas, etc.
  2. To get (ideas, feelings, one's presence, etc.) across to others effectively
  3. (Psychology) To externalize and attribute (an emotion or motive, for example) unconsciously to someone or something else in order to avoid anxiety.
To make known as one's intention; purpose or intend:
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  1. To make known as one's intention; purpose or intend:
  2. To put forward for consideration, discussion, or adoption; suggest:
  3. To purpose, plan, or intend
(passive) Designed for some purpose.
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  1. (passive) Designed for some purpose.
  2. To intend or resolve:
  3. Have set as one's purpose; resolve to accomplish; intend; plan.
To aim at or identify as a target:
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  1. To aim at or identify as a target:
  2. To establish as a target, goal, etc.
  3. To design for or direct toward a specific object or audience:
To take notice; give heed:
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  1. To take notice; give heed:
  2. (Regional) To bring (an object or idea) to mind; remember.
  3. (--- Upper Southern US) To have in mind as a goal or purpose; intend.
To list or rank (a controlled substance) in a schedule.
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  1. To list or rank (a controlled substance) in a schedule.
  2. To place or include in a schedule
  3. To plan for a certain time
A continuous, measurable quantity in which events occur in a sequence proceeding from the past through the present to the future.
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  1. A continuous, measurable quantity in which events occur in a sequence proceeding from the past through the present to the future.
  2. To set the duration of (a syllable or musical note) as a unit of rhythm
  3. To record the speed or duration of:
To make a blueprint for.
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  1. To make a blueprint for.
  2. To make a detailed operational plan for.
  3. To lay a plan for.
To conceive or fashion in the mind; invent:
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  1. To conceive or fashion in the mind; invent:
  2. To make a graphic or schematic representation of (something), especially as a plan for its structure:
  3. To create designs.
(Genetics) To locate (a particular gene) on a chromosome or plasmid
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  1. (Genetics) To locate (a particular gene) on a chromosome or plasmid
  2. To survey or explore for the purpose of making a map
  3. To arrange or plan in detail
To go out, leave.
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  1. To go out, leave.
  2. To explain something, or give exact details, usually in writing.
  3. To start an activity with the intention of finishing it.
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