What does Strategy mean?

Definitions for Strategyˈstræt ɪ dʒi

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Strategy.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. scheme, strategy(noun)

    an elaborate and systematic plan of action

  2. strategy(noun)

    the branch of military science dealing with military command and the planning and conduct of a war


  1. strategy(Noun)

    The science and art of military command as applied to the overall planning and conduct of warfare

  2. strategy(Noun)

    A plan of action intended to accomplish a specific goal

  3. strategy(Noun)

    The art of using similar techniques in politics or business

Webster Dictionary

  1. Strategy(noun)

    the science of military command, or the science of projecting campaigns and directing great military movements; generalship

  2. Strategy(noun)

    the use of stratagem or artifice

  3. Origin: [Gr. : cf. F. stratgie. See Stratagem.]


  1. Strategy

    Strategy is a high level plan to achieve one or more goals under conditions of uncertainty. Strategy is important because the resources available to achieve these goals are usually limited. Strategy is also about attaining and maintaining a position of advantage over adversaries through the successive exploitation of known or emergent possibilities rather than committing to any specific fixed plan designed at the outset. Henry Mintzberg from McGill University defined strategy as "a pattern in a stream of decisions" to contrast with a view of strategy as planning while Max McKeown argues that "strategy is about shaping the future" and is the human attempt to get to "desirable ends with available means".

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. strategy

    A prudent idea or set of ideas for employing the instruments of national power in a synchronized and integrated fashion to achieve theater, national, and/or multinational objectives.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Strategy' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1708

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Strategy' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1734

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Strategy' in Nouns Frequency: #527


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Strategy in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Strategy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf:

    Leadership is a combination of strategy and character. If you must be without one, be without the strategy.

  2. Sun Tzu:

    Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.

  3. President Barack Obama:

    There will be an intensification of the strategy we have put forward, but the strategy we have put forward is the strategy that will ultimately work.

  4. Tom Bell:

    Part of our strategy is to secure future franchises and we are working hard ... to do that. Like any strategy sometimes there's a minor setback here or a minor setback there but our strategy remains undeterred.

  5. President Barack Obama:

    We have the right strategy and we're going to see it through, there will be an intensification of the strategy we have put forward, but the strategy we have put forward is the strategy that will ultimately work.

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