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

The television arm of ILM will be headquartered in the company’s new London studio, with a particular focus on the compressed production schedule and turnaround times that are required in television. Bryan Bishop, The Verge, "Industrial Light & Magic opens TV division just in time for Disney’s new Star Wars show," 7 Nov. 2018 Abrams and Kemp were supposed to take part in their final debate this weekend, but Kemp abandoned the schedule and will instead campaign with President Donald Trump at a rally in Macon. Emily Stewart, Vox, "Brian Kemp’s office opens investigation into Georgia Democratic Party days ahead of the election," 4 Nov. 2018 However, medications like stimulants to keep you awake during the day can help manage symptoms, along with lifestyle changes such as taking regularly scheduled naps and trying to keep a stable sleep schedule, the NINDS says. Nina Bahadur, SELF, "What Does It Mean if You Fall Asleep Instantly Every Night?," 20 Oct. 2018 Busy, untraditional schedules and the desire for more variety throughout the day are some of the main reasons Americans are shifting away from a classic meal structure. Zoya Gervis, Fox News, "Majority of Americans no longer eat 3 meals a day, study finds," 27 Sep. 2018 People tend not to shop, travel, or schedule important events on Friday the 13, and according to CNBC, businesses lose hundreds of millions of dollars because of it. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "Why Do People Think the Number 13 Is Unlucky? Let's Talk About Triskaidekaphobia," 29 Aug. 2018 Another hurdle, in some cases, is basic transportation, meaning that scouting out a potential job placement can entail researching bus routes and schedules. Robert Mccabe, The Christian Science Monitor, "AARP helps seniors find steady jobs," 9 July 2018 Knowing Trump, there’s likely to be some golf on the schedule as well. BostonGlobe.com, "Trump back in Scotland ahead of Putin talks," 14 July 2018 The road resurfacing is schedule to begin in September and be completed by October. Hank Beckman, chicagotribune.com, "La Grange approves road resurfacing to begin this summer," 10 July 2018

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The satellites will fly on SpaceX's SSO-A rideshare mission scheduled for November. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Rocket Report: Kazakhstan picks SpaceX, SLS cost savings, Minuteman test," 9 Nov. 2018 Trump was expected to address the results at a postelection news conference scheduled for midday Wednesday. Jill Colvin, The Seattle Times, "Added Democratic ranks pose threat to Trump governing agenda," 7 Nov. 2018 Chrome 71, scheduled for release in December, will give site owners a 30 day grace period to clean up their site after an abusive experience is reported. Jon Porter, The Verge, "Chrome will soon ad-block an entire website if it shows abusive ads," 5 Nov. 2018 Among the highlights scheduled for the royal couple are a reception celebrating the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand, and a visit to a kiwi conservation center. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle Wore an Olive Green Shirtdress to the Invictus Games Closing Ceremony," 27 Oct. 2018 His death comes on the cusp of Stratolaunch's most crucial moment, with its enormous Stratolaunch rocket-carrying plane scheduled for its maiden flight as early as the end of 2018. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "Paul Allen, Microsoft and Stratolaunch Co-Founder, Dead at 65," 15 Oct. 2018 Throughout the past two weeks, much of the country's headlines have surrounded Judge Brett Kavanaugh as the Supreme Court nominee's confirmation hearings have proceeded onward toward his final confirmation vote scheduled for this afternoon. Jennifer Lance, Glamour, "Melania Trump Responds to Kavanaugh Hearings: "I Think He's Highly Qualified"," 6 Oct. 2018 Thus far, there’s been the likes of Victoria Sin and Meriem Bennani, with Yaeji, Megan Rooney, and Pedro Reyes scheduled for the weeks to come. Mark Holgate, Vogue, "Telfar Clemens Will Preview His Spring 2019 Collection in London, With a Little Help From Faka," 9 Aug. 2018 The fourth division, also scheduled for November, will also deal with supply-chain platforms and the linking of global ports and free-trade zones, Wu said. Rebecca Lurye, courant.com, "How Seven Stars Cloud Plans To Spend $283M In West Hartford," 14 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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