noun sched·ule \ˈske-(ˌ)jül, -jəl, Canada also ˈshe-, British usually ˈshe-(ˌ)dyül\

: a plan of things that will be done and the times when they will be done

: a written or printed list of things and the times when they will be done

: a list of the times when buses, trains, airplanes, etc., leave or arrive

Full Definition of SCHEDULE

a obsolete :  a written document
b :  a statement of supplementary details appended to a legal or legislative document
:  a written or printed list, catalog, or inventory; also :  timetable 1
:  program; especially :  a procedural plan that indicates the time and sequence of each operation <finished on schedule>
:  a body of items to be dealt with :  agenda
often capitalized :  a governmental list of drugs all subject to the same legal restrictions and controls —usually used with a Roman numeral I to V indicating decreasing potential for abuse or addiction

Examples of SCHEDULE

  1. I have a hectic schedule this week.
  2. Students are planning their class schedules for next year.
  3. Sorting the mail is part of her daily schedule.
  4. I lost my class schedule.

Origin of SCHEDULE

Middle English, from Medieval Latin scedula slip, page, charter, from Late Latin schedula slip of paper, diminutive of Latin *scheda strip of papyrus, probably back-formation from Latin schedium impromptu speech, from Greek schedion, from neuter of schedios casual; akin to Greek schedon near at hand, echein to seize, have
First Known Use: 14th century


transitive verb

: to plan (something) at a certain time


Full Definition of SCHEDULE

:  to appoint, assign, or designate for a fixed time
a :  to place in a schedule
b :  to make a schedule of
sched·ul·er noun

Examples of SCHEDULE

  1. We scheduled a meeting for next week.
  2. I need to schedule a doctor's appointment.

First Known Use of SCHEDULE


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