schedule

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

Definition of schedule

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a obsolete : a written document
b : a statement of supplementary details appended to a legal or legislative document
2 : a written or printed list, catalog, or inventory also : timetable sense 1
3 : program especially : a procedural plan that indicates the time and sequence of each operation finished on schedule
4 : a body of items to be dealt with : agenda
5 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

schedule

verb
scheduled; scheduling

Definition of schedule (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to appoint, assign, or designate for a fixed time
2a : to place in a schedule
b : to make a schedule of

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Other Words from schedule

Verb

scheduler noun

Synonyms for schedule

Synonyms: Noun

agenda, calendar, docket, program, timetable

Synonyms: Verb

catalog (or catalogue), enroll (also enrol), enter, index, inscribe, list, put down, record, register, slate

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Examples of schedule in a Sentence

Noun

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

Verb

We scheduled a meeting for next week. I need to schedule a doctor's appointment.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Chief among them is a significantly shorter schedule: in 2019, each Overwatch League team will play a total of 28 regular season games, allowing for much more time off. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "Blizzard’s Overwatch League is making big changes with player wellness in mind," 2 Nov. 2018 Though it is rumored that Markle shut down her passion project as a sacrifice to her royal relationship, a source told People that the real reason was her busy schedule, balancing charity work with shooting Suits. Morgan Evans, Town & Country, "A Definitive History of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Royal Relationship," 15 Oct. 2018 On the table in front of her is her daily schedule prepared by staffers. Rebecca Johnson, Vogue, "Senator Tammy Duckworth on the Attack that Took Her Legs—and Having a Baby at 50," 12 Sep. 2018 Kia used the event to preview its upcoming eight-passenger Telluride, which is schedule to make a formal debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January. Fox News, "The Kia Telluride is a Texas-sized SUV," 10 Sep. 2018 And after spelling and science, next on the schedule is geography. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Can You Score an A+ On This 5th Grade Geography Test?," 31 Aug. 2018 Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will be the first two NASA astronauts to fly in the Crew Dragon spacecraft, on the schedule for April 2019. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "Cape Canaveral's Legendary Launchpad Is Ready for Astronauts Once More," 16 Aug. 2018 Wilson was not asked about it after the game since no one knew of Shanahan’s comments at the time, and he isn’t scheduled to talk to the media again until Friday (the Seahawks have a different schedule this week due to a Monday night game). Bob Condotta, The Seattle Times, "Seahawks Q&A: Did Russell Wilson really throw the shoe of a 49er? What happens without D.J. Fluker?," 4 Dec. 2018 Harry has a pretty packed schedule during his official trip to Zambia. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Why Prince Harry Is Missing This Important Anniversary With Meghan Markle," 20 Nov. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The capsule’s flight is scheduled for December 17, 2019. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "America Is About to Take Back Human Spaceflight, and It's a Lot More Than Just Flag-Waving," 4 Jan. 2019 Pete is scheduled to sit down with Donald Trump to discuss his New Year’s resolutions, his hopes for 2019, and more. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Here's All The Info You Need To Watch The New Year's Eve Ball Drop From Home," 31 Dec. 2018 He is scheduled to make his first appearance before an immigration judge in March, and his wife, 31, has a court date in January. Arian Campo-flores, WSJ, "After Separation at Border, a Family Celebrates First Holidays in U.S.," 24 Dec. 2018 The sandbox virtual machine is different; its processes and threads are directly exposed to the host OS' scheduler, and they are scheduled just like any other threads on the machine. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Microsoft unveils Windows Sandbox: Run any app in a disposable virtual machine," 19 Dec. 2018 Apple Music support for Amazon Echo devices has arrived, a few days earlier than it was scheduled to hit on December 17th. Dami Lee, The Verge, "Apple Music support hits Amazon Echo speakers," 14 Dec. 2018 Watson told BuzzFeed she was scheduled to speak with investigators on Wednesday. Anna North, Vox, "The sexual misconduct allegations against Neil deGrasse Tyson, explained," 6 Dec. 2018 Just hours before he was scheduled to speak, Harry got on stage in the then-empty stadium and practiced his speech—while Meghan Markle sat alone in the crowd and watched. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Prince Harry Practices His Invictus Games Speech in Front of Meghan Markle During Royal Tour of Australia," 20 Oct. 2018 While enthusiasts could manually install the October 2018 Update since October 2, it was scheduled to be pushed out to the masses via Windows Update on October 9 as part of Patch Tuesday. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "Microsoft pulls Windows 10 October 2018 Update after reports of mass file deletion," 6 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of schedule

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

1843, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for schedule

Noun

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

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schedule

noun

English Language Learners Definition of schedule

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

schedule

verb

English Language Learners Definition of schedule (Entry 2 of 2)

: to plan (something) at a certain time

schedule

noun
sched·​ule | \ ˈske-jül, -jəl\

Kids Definition of schedule

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a plan of things that need to be done and the times they will be done a construction schedule I have a busy schedule.
2 : a written or printed list of things and the time they will be done my course schedule
3 : a list of the times set for certain events a baseball schedule
4 : timetable the bus schedule

schedule

verb
scheduled; scheduling

Kids Definition of schedule (Entry 2 of 2)

: to plan at a certain time My arrival is scheduled for late morning.

schedule

noun
sched·​ule | \ ˈskej-(ˌ)ü(ə)l, ˈskej-əl, Canadian also ˈshej-, British usually ˈshed-(ˌ)yü(ə)l\

Medical Definition of schedule

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a program or plan that indicates the sequence of each step or procedure reinforcement schedules used in conditioning experiments especially : regimen antibiotic schedules for treating Lyme disease
2 often capitalized : an official list of drugs that are subject to the same legal controls and restrictions usually used with a Roman numeral from I to V indicating decreasing potential for abuse or addiction the Drug Enforcement Administration classifies heroin as a schedule I drug while diazepam is on schedule IV

schedule

transitive verb
scheduled; scheduling

Medical Definition of schedule (Entry 2 of 2)

: to place in a schedule methadone and phenobarbital are scheduled substances

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schedule

noun
sched·​ule | \ ˈske-jül esp Brit ˈshe-dyül \

Legal Definition of schedule

1a : a list or statement of supplementary details appended to another document
b : a formal list, table, catalog, or inventory
2 : a plan that indicates the time and sequence of each element

Other Words from schedule

schedule transitive verb

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