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)

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

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 The reason comes down to a technicality: the schedule for paying out unemployment benefits. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, "Extra $600 in pandemic unemployment aid may end a week early for some," 30 June 2020 Nobody knows how the players, especially the pitchers, are going to respond to this season’s unusual schedule. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers training camp's 5 storylines, including what's up with Miggy," 30 June 2020 The full USL Championship schedule has yet to be released. Kelly Ward, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville City FC to open stadium against Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC," 30 June 2020 The Missions’ schedule was slated to run April 9 through Sept. 7, and minor league players have been paid $400 weekly stipends from the Brewers organization since March. Greg Luca, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio Missions will not play in 2020 as Minor League Baseball cancels season," 30 June 2020 Roswell will introduce a new mobile app Wednesday that will let residents report issues, check meetings and events, schedule appointments with staff, and get the latest city news and notifications. David Ibata, ajc, "Roswell to launch customer service mobile app," 30 June 2020 The Mavs’ schedule features matchups with the Rockets, Suns (twice), Kings, Clippers, Bucks, Jazz and Trail Blazers. Dallas News, "Avery Johnson: Mavericks could potentially ‘sneak’ into the NBA Finals," 30 June 2020 Every team is starting off from a point of contention just by virtue of the schedule and length of the season. John Shea, SFChronicle.com, "Outlook for Giants’ Gabe Kapler, Farhan Zaidi: We’re starting in a pennant race," 30 June 2020 Though inexperienced, Rasmussen has touched 100 mph with his fastball and could serve as a high-leverage, late-inning reliever for the Brewers during the 60-game schedule. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The Brewers have invited 45 players to camp at Miller Park but held off naming rest of the player pool," 29 June 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb In long-term care facilities, visitors must schedule an appointment. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan partially lifts order barring nursing home visits during pandemic," 30 June 2020 Barr then directed the federal Bureau of Prisons to schedule four executions, including for three of the inmates involved in the ongoing litigation. Richard Wolf, USA TODAY, "Supreme Court clears way for federal executions to resume," 29 June 2020 Earlier this month, Attorney General William Barr directed the Bureau of Prisons to schedule new dates for executions of four death-row inmates, three of whom were involved in the case before the Supreme Court, starting in mid-July. Melissa Quinn, CBS News, "Supreme Court gives green light to Justice Department for resuming federal executions," 29 June 2020 To schedule a tour or for more information, call Hewitt at 214-684-1233 or email kathy@hewitthabgood.com, or call Saucedo at 214-403-4082 or email jason@hewitthabgood.com. Dallas News, "Kessler Park estate balances past and present," 28 June 2020 When they are completed, the agency will schedule new testing appointments. Anna Buchmann, SFChronicle.com, "California’s behind-the-wheel driver’s tests to resume Friday: What you need to know," 23 June 2020 Donors can schedule appointments by calling 513-451-0910 or by scheduling online at: hoxworth.org/cincyfavorites. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, "Cincinnati Favorites blood drive tour starts July 1 with free Montgomery Inn," 23 June 2020 Barr directed the Federal Bureau of Prisons to schedule executions of four inmates convicted of killing children, the Department of Justice announced Monday. Vic Ryckaert, The Indianapolis Star, "Federal executions to resume next month at Terre Haute prison," 16 June 2020 Attorney General William Barr directed the Bureau of Prisons to schedule the executions of four federal death row inmates convicted of murdering children. Jerry Dunleavy, Washington Examiner, "Justice Department schedules first federal executions since 2003 for convicted child murderers," 15 June 2020

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First Known Use of schedule

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 4b

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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Time Traveler for schedule

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The first known use of schedule was in the 14th century

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Last Updated

3 Jul 2020

Cite this Entry

“Schedule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/schedule. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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schedule

noun
How to pronounce schedule (audio)

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
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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