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

When the pace picks up in early July and through August and into October, the schedule is packed with themed events. Allen Lessels, BostonGlobe.com, "Seeing Lake Winnipesaukee from the M/S Mount Washington is a N.H. must-do," 13 June 2019 That being said, there’s enough talent back and the schedule sets up in a way where seven or eight wins is a reasonable goal. Jon Hale, The Courier-Journal, "UK Mailbag: Basketball returner and newcomer to watch, football expectations and more," 13 June 2019 The schedule is pack with visits scheduled to Mississippi State, Vanderbilt, Mississippi Valley State, Florida, Alabama State, Jacksonville State, Chattanooga, Troy and Southern Miss between this weekend through July 27. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al.com, "“The kids are distraught’: Transport van for youth football group stolen in Birmingham," 12 June 2019 The defense has gaps to fill, and the 2019 schedule has the Mean Green with two crucial conference road games against Southern Mississippi and Louisiana Tech. Luis Torres, orlandosentinel.com, "2019 College Football Rankings: No. 75 North Texas pushes to C-USA title," 12 June 2019 Coach Vic Fangio has adjusted the schedule compared to previous years. Ryan O'halloran, The Denver Post, "Denver Broncos 2019 training camp schedule to include 19 open practices," 11 June 2019 The champion team will be honored by President Donald Trump this afternoon, according to the official White House press schedule. Akeem Glaspie, Indianapolis Star, "Indy 500 winner Simon Pagenaud, Team Penske to visit Donald Trump at White House today," 10 June 2019 The new salary schedule will include all those workers. Annysa Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "MPS is hemorrhaging workers, its teachers union says. Will a new salary schedule help?," 10 June 2019 The vigorous schedule worked for Brandon and Cameron. Deanna Weniger, Twin Cities, "An autistic Cottage Grove boy shocks his family — and charms the internet — by suddenly singing ‘Old Town Road’," 9 June 2019

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Margaret Hunter, who worked as her husband’s campaign manager, was scheduled to appear in federal court in San Diego to change her plea. Washington Post, "Indicted congressman’s wife heads to court to change plea," 13 June 2019 He was released on bond and is scheduled to appear in Lake County Court July 10 in Waukegan. Steve Sadin, Lake County News-Sun, "Police: Motorists cited for DUI and cannabis possession on Deerfield roadways," 13 June 2019 Trump was scheduled to appear in western Iowa at an ethanol plant in Council Bluffs before heading to a Republican Party dinner in West Des Moines. John Wagner, Twin Cities, "Biden delivers scathing address on Trump, and the president fires back," 11 June 2019 Trump was scheduled to appear in western Iowa at an ethanol plant in Council Bluffs before heading to a Republican Party dinner in West Des Moines. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "Biden, Trump travel to Iowa, trade insults," 11 June 2019 Carbone is scheduled to appear before a Will County judge again July 2. Alicia Fabbre, Daily Southtown, "New Lenox man charged with attempted criminal sexual assault, authorities say," 10 June 2019 Heaps is scheduled to appear in court for arraignment Monday. Doha Madani, NBC News, "Former UCLA gynecologist charged with sexual battery," 10 June 2019 Meanwhile, Verizon is scheduled to appear this year to emphasize its move into super-fast 5G wireless networks. Lisa Marie Segarra, Fortune, "Gaming Conference E3 Grows With the Industry, But How Far Will It Stretch?," 10 June 2019 Besides Dean, two former U.S. attorneys and a legal scholar are scheduled to appear. John Wagner, Anchorage Daily News, "Former White House counsel Dean describes parallels between Trump and Nixon," 10 June 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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