- the art or science of the planning and conduct of a war; generalship
- a particular long-term plan for success, esp in business or politics
- a plan or stratagem
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
- Military the science of planning and directing military operations[uncountable]an expert in military strategy.
- Military the use of or an instance of using this science or art[countable]He has devised a strategy to defend the rocket launchers.
- a plan or method for achieving any specific goal: [countable]a strategy for winning at bridge.[uncountable]At our next sales meeting we'll discuss strategy.
n., pl. -gies.
- MilitaryAlso,strategics. the science or art of combining and employing the means of war in planning and directing large military movements and operations.
- Militarythe use or an instance of using this science or art.
- skillful use of a stratagem:The salesperson's strategy was to seem always to agree with the customer.
- a plan, method, or series of maneuvers or stratagems for obtaining a specific goal or result:a strategy for getting ahead in the world.
- Greek stratēgía generalship, equivalent. to stratēg(ós) military commander, general (strat(ós) army + -ēgos noun, nominal derivative of ágein to lead) + -ia -y3