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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Verb

scheduler noun

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Synonyms: Noun

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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 The bakery plans on creating a donation schedule to send cookies to nursing homes and charities after Father's Day. April Siese, CBS News, 8 June 2021 But another menace fills graves on a grimly predictable schedule. Washington Post, 7 June 2021 Turns out there was something of a downside, though: A condensed second-round schedule. Eric Walden, The Salt Lake Tribune, 7 June 2021 Before settling on a definite schedule, consult with your manager on expectations. Kathryn Vasel, CNN, 7 June 2021 Set a schedule to walk that course twice daily to start. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 7 June 2021 Brody, however, has had the luxury of a regular schedule thanks to the NCAA season. BostonGlobe.com, 6 June 2021 The Perfect Timing Collegiate Baseball League is back with a full schedule of games beginning Monday and concluding July 15 with a championship game and home run derby. Rick Fires, Arkansas Online, 6 June 2021 With USA Basketball’s support, the players landed on a plan that included a more regular training schedule and pre-Olympic exhibitions against standout college programs like Oregon and UConn. Rachel Bachman, WSJ, 6 June 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The location is currently hiring, and applicants can schedule interviews and send inquiries to vestaviahills@crumbl.com. al, 1 June 2021 Its door-to-door service, enables customers to schedule a collection slot, with laundry items collected, washed, ironed, and returned within 24 hours. Alison Coleman, Forbes, 16 May 2021 The health department is looking to schedule another for adolescents the following week, dependent upon receiving a large enough allocation of Pfizer vaccine from the state. Bob Blubaugh, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 15 May 2021 Individuals who receive a vaccine at the drive on Saturday will be contacted by the city or school district with more details on how to schedule their second Pfizer dose, per the district. Dallas News, 13 May 2021 But with the school year ending soon, many health officials are racing against the academic clock to schedule both recommended doses, seeing schools as the best place to reach many students at once. New York Times, 11 May 2021 Oregon’s largest vaccination clinic, the Oregon Convention Center, is now allowing people to schedule shots directly from its website, without people first having to enter their name in a lottery system. oregonlive, 5 May 2021 Behind the scenes, the leaders of both parties regularly hammer out agreements like this to schedule legislative business, adjourn, or accomplish some other managerial task. Jay Cost, Washington Examiner, 29 Apr. 2021 Lynx needs at least 48 hours advance notice to schedule a ride through the Office of Emergency Management (OEM). John Cutter, orlandosentinel.com, 26 Apr. 2021

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

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10 Jun 2021

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“Schedule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/schedule. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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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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