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

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 is Washington State’s non-conference schedule: New Mexico State (victory), Northern Colorado, Houston. oregonlive, "The Pac-12′s playoff chances can be summed up in three words ... slim and none: Issues & Answers," 4 Sep. 2019 With just over two months to go until the basketball season tips off, another piece of the puzzle that is the UConn women’s team’s 2019-2020 schedule is now in place. Alexa Philippou, courant.com, "Mark your calendars: The next installment of UConn-South Carolina is set for Feb. 10," 4 Sep. 2019 Plus, the Diamondbacks’ schedule could not be more favorable to a late push toward a playoff spot. Mark Faller, azcentral, "Arizona Diamondbacks have a friend in their schedule in wild-card race," 3 Sep. 2019 That said, the schedule will be a challenge for these Dolphins to go my predicted 0-16. Dave Hyde, sun-sentinel.com, "Hyde10: Stunning ESPN computer idea, Vegas odds — 10 ideas on Dolphins tank job," 3 Sep. 2019 The full conference schedule, which includes roundtables and various activities that aren't livestreamed, is available through this link. Andrew Nusca, Fortune, "Fortune Global Sustainability Forum 2019 Livestream," 3 Sep. 2019 The full daily schedule is available at the State Fair information booths or online at mnstatefair.org. Kathy Berdan, Twin Cities, "Today at the Fair: Monday, Sept. 2: Kids and Last Chance Day," 2 Sep. 2019 For Ebere, an Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research at the University of Maryland’s School of Pharmacy in Baltimore, the schedules can sometimes be a challenge. Mike Frainie, baltimoresun.com, "Guided by family lessons, Mount de Sales volleyball star Chidinma Onukwugha serves as role model for sisters," 31 Aug. 2019 If some of those new starters don’t pan out, the schedule won’t be as daunting. Harold Gutmann, The Mercury News, "Stanford football: What will make or break the Cardinal in 2019," 29 Aug. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The three-member arbitration panel is scheduled to begin talks in December. Joshua Fechter, ExpressNews.com, "Federal judge rules San Antonio did not violate fire union’s free speech rights during charter campaign," 3 Sep. 2019 In 2018, a few days before the Richardson trial was scheduled to begin, he was demoted. Keith Bierygolick, Cincinnati.com, "Skylar Richardson: What you need to know as trial starts for former cheerleader charged in buried baby case," 2 Sep. 2019 Seven residents attended a board meeting on Aug. 12 to protest the sidewalk closure, which is scheduled to begin Sept. 21, according to the New York Post. Rachel Yang, EW.com, "Friends: The one with New Yorkers protesting the orange sofa photo op," 2 Sep. 2019 The event was scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., and Governor Phil Murphy and his wife Tammy were going to march in it. Jason Silverstein, CBS News, "Labor Day parade with New Jersey governor canceled after "destructive devices" found near route," 2 Sep. 2019 Work is scheduled to begin this weekend to empty several of the 10 single-shell tanks in the adjoining groups of tanks called the A and AX Tank Farms at the nuclear reservation north of Richland. Annette Cary, The Seattle Times, "After years of preparation, work to empty Hanford leak-prone waste tanks is ready to restart," 30 Aug. 2019 Pleading guilty On June 27, 2005 — the day that his trial was scheduled to begin — Dennis pleaded guilty to all 10 charges of murder filed against him. Heather Finn, Good Housekeeping, "Who Is the BTK Killer? What 'Mindhunter' Doesn’t Tell You About Dennis Rader," 30 Aug. 2019 The shutdown is scheduled to begin Monday, Sept. 9, and will run for about 10 days, but those dates may be adjusted according to the severity of the leak, or hot weather conditions. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Vallecitos Water District urges water restrictions during pipeline repair," 29 Aug. 2019 These three-year-old allegations against a South Florida podiatrist are the focus of a criminal trial scheduled to begin Tuesday in Palm Beach County Circuit Court. Marc Freeman, sun-sentinel.com, "Podiatrist goes to trial, accused of rape and voyeurism," 29 Aug. 2019

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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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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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