schedule

noun
sched·ule | \ˈske-(ˌ)jül, -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

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

Click here for our complete World Cup TV and radio schedule. Jonathan Tannenwald, Philly.com, "World Cup schedule, TV and streaming info: England vs. Croatia," 10 July 2018 That depth should be particularly relevant in the matchup since Kentucky is the third of three SEC teams on Middle Tennessee State’s 2018 schedule. Jon Hale, The Courier-Journal, "How Kentucky football can win (or lose) against Middle Tennessee State," 12 July 2018 The power-pop song went live at midnight across digital music services, a full week ahead of schedule. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "Ariana Grande's 'God Is A Woman' Is Here: Stream It Now," 13 July 2018 The Renovation plans for Pier 66 don’t need to be turned in until January 2019, but Tavistock senior director Jessi Blakley said the company will work ahead of schedule to begin the work on the property. Meryl Kornfield, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Pier 66 plans hotel renovation as first step toward new development," 11 July 2018 This week brings an opportunity to see one of baseball’s top contenders trying to catch up with the first-place Boston Red Sox on the back half of the schedule. Josh Land, baltimoresun.com, "Orioles on deck: What to watch Tuesday vs. Yankees, plus lineups, broadcast info and more," 10 July 2018 Monday's attempt actually occurred four hours ahead of schedule given the conditions. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Four More Thai Boys Rescued From Cave, Bringing Number Up to 8," 9 July 2018 But four boys had emerged by 8 p.m., quite a bit ahead of schedule — and all the more remarkable because the boys are novice swimmers, with no diving experience. George Styllis, latimes.com, "Fighting time and high waters, first four boys rescued from Thailand cave," 8 July 2018 Keeping to some sort of schedule is also a priority, as disruptions in normal bodily rhythms can be a big trigger of depression symptoms. Beth Mccoll, SELF, "A Shout Out to Anyone Who Deals With Depression in the Summer," 6 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

After two Republican chairmen issued an ultimatum on Wednesday, Ms. Page was scheduled to take part in a private deposition on Friday and Monday. Nicholas Fandos, New York Times, "F.B.I. Agent Defends Actions in Russia Inquiry in Contentious House Testimony," 12 July 2018 The young men with Team USA Illinois are scheduled to take on France at 8 a.m. July 17, Uruguay at 11:30 a.m. July 18 and Bangladesh at 11:30 a.m. July 19 for the chance to move into the semifinal rounds July 20. Suzanne Baker, Naperville Sun, "Naperville athletes to share international stage at Special Olympics soccer competition," 12 July 2018 The Democratic Convention is scheduled to take place from July 13 to July 16, 2020. Jim Morrill And Steve Harrison, charlotteobserver, "After flurry of criticism, Charlotte council will vote on deals for RNC convention," 11 July 2018 The test is scheduled to take place at ESA’s South American spaceport, located in Kourou, French Guiana. Loren Grush, The Verge, "Europe will fire its record-setting big solid rocket motor this week," 11 July 2018 Work is scheduled to take place until Sunday, July 15. Debi Eimer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Work on Highway 16 will close westbound lanes near Sawyer Road this weekend," 10 July 2018 Kiefer said work on the project is scheduled to start in November and take a little more than a year to complete. Cody Boteler, baltimoresun.com, "Relief sewer construction in Academy Heights in the pipeline for November, county says," 10 July 2018 There are a lot of great pitching options available across baseball Friday, with a couple of Cy Young front-runners in Chris Sale and Jacob deGrom scheduled to take the mound. Mike Barner, SI.com, "MLB DFS Plays for July 6," 6 July 2018 The first round, on $34 billion of goods representing industries including aerospace and information technology as well as auto parts and medical instruments, is scheduled to take effect Friday. Lingling Wei, WSJ, "In Tariff Fight With Trump, China Scraps Plan to Strike First," 4 July 2018

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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

: 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, -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 \

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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