schedule

noun
sched·​ule | \ ˈske-(ˌ)jül How to pronounce schedule (audio) , -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

Here's how this sheet mask collection came to be: The Kubasova sisters live busy lives and couldn't find a routine that worked fast enough with the hustle and bustle of their non-stop schedules. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "Everything In Amazon's Fast Beauty Co. Sheet Mask Line Is Under $20," 14 Mar. 2019 And the Cambridges' busy schedule shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Kate Middleton Steps Out Wearing a Michael Kors Dress This Morning in Blackpool," 6 Mar. 2019 More Essays Our own 2009 survey of meeting-goers noted the importance of ending on time to avoid frustration and a domino effect on schedules. Steven G. Rogelberg, WSJ, "The Science of Better Meetings," 15 Feb. 2019 Most stores will remain on their usual schedule and are open 24 hours. Nicol Natale, Woman's Day, "What's Open on Easter Sunday? Here's Where to Go for All of Your Last-Minute Needs," 5 Mar. 2019 The lifelong animal lover decided to carve out time from her busy schedule to learn a new craft. Sasha Savitsky, Fox News, "9 things you didn't know about Miranda Lambert," 28 Sep. 2018 Among other findings from the report: — Investigators questioned Price's assertion that his official schedule prevented him from flying commercial. NBC News, "Watchdog: $341,000 wasted on travel for former high-flying HHS chief Tom Price," 13 July 2018 Her upcoming schedule includes the U.S. Open late this summer. Glae Thien, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Abigail Spears’ net worth is still on upswing in tennis," 13 July 2018 Still, the company is a bit behind its original schedule. Chris Morris, Fortune, "Jeff Bezos May Charge $200,000 or More to Fly You to Outer Space," 13 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The National Museum is scheduled to open in about one month, and for the first time the press is allowed a foot in the door. Julie Lasky, ELLE Decor, "ED First Look: The National Museum of Qatar," 26 Mar. 2019 Soon after, Tarek was scheduled for surgeries and radioactive iodine therapy to beat both forms of cancer. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Flip or Flop Star Tarek El Moussa Is Officially Cancer Free Six Years After His Diagnosis," 18 Mar. 2019 The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have arrived in Morocco in North Africa this evening, a bit later than scheduled due to flight issues. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Arrives in Morocco Wearing the Most Stunning Valentino Cape Dress," 23 Feb. 2019 Speeds, feeds, and other concrete product details weren’t disclosed yet, however, as the chips are scheduled for a holiday 2019 launch. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "6 important CES 2019 reveals and trends that PC enthusiasts need to know about," 11 Jan. 2019 This landing will come about eight minutes after liftoff, and the satellite is scheduled to be deployed into its transfer orbit a little more than 32 minutes into the flight. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "SpaceX ties its record for most launches in a year [Updated]," 15 Nov. 2018 On Sunday night, the People's Choice Awards went on as scheduled, despite the dangerous fires that have forced thousands of California residents—including some of the celebrities in attendance—to evacuate their homes. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Kim Kardashian Paid Tribute to California Wildfire First Responders at the People's Choice Awards," 12 Nov. 2018 On Thursday—yes, last Thursday, November 1—British Airways Flight 2036 was scheduled to leave Orlando at 7:25 p.m., getting in to London's Gatwick Airport at around 7:30 a.m. the following morning. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "This Flight Was Delayed for 3 Days—Here's Everything That Went Wrong," 5 Nov. 2018 Winter is pretty much a dark hellworld no matter how it's scheduled. Dan Nosowitz, Popular Mechanics, "Daylight Savings Time Is Actually a Good Thing," 4 Mar. 2019

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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
US : 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 How to pronounce schedule (audio) , -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 How to pronounce schedule (audio) \

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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