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 That will begin a seven-game nonconference schedule that, pandemic be damned, is again among the nation’s toughest. For sportswriters? Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan State mailbag: Football and basketball overlap season is here," 21 Nov. 2020 The judge did not immediately issue a ruling and canceled a hearing that was set for Thursday but set out a schedule for both sides to make new filings this week. Star Tribune, "EXPLAINER: Trump's election challenges falling flat in court," 21 Nov. 2020 That month, Charli switched to an online school that allowed for a more flexible schedule. Rachel Monroe, The Atlantic, "98 Million TikTok Followers Can’t Be Wrong," 20 Nov. 2020 Just five days before the official start of the 2020-21 college basketball season, the Cincinnati Bearcats finally released a schedule. Charlie Goldsmith, The Enquirer, "Here are the Cincinnati Bearcats 2020-21 basketball schedules," 20 Nov. 2020 The district has a class schedule and plan for hybrid learning, but isn’t sure when the region will return to safe enough levels to be able to open the buildings. Anna Kim, chicagotribune.com, "Elmwood Park schools delay hybrid learning plans until at least late January," 20 Nov. 2020 All students will resume a 5-day schedule on Tuesday, Jan. 19. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, "Hoover, Huntsville high schools switch back to staggered schedule amid coronavirus case increase," 20 Nov. 2020 The Roadrunners have posted three winning seasons in program history, setting the record of eight wins against a schedule that included four non-FBS opponents during UTSA’s second season in 2012. Greg Luca, ExpressNews.com, "For UTSA, matchup against Southern Miss is another opportunity to chase history," 20 Nov. 2020 In those counties, state recommendations would have middle and high schools operating on a hybrid schedule. Arika Herron, The Indianapolis Star, "'Unsustainable and unsafe': ISTA calls for schools in red counties to move online," 20 Nov. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb That seems to open the door for BYU to schedule some more games at the end of the season. Norma Gonzalez, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Eye on the Y: COVID quarantine musings on the BYU Cougars," 19 Nov. 2020 Not content with working throughout her children’s lives, Perez became a licensed massage therapist and used the ability to schedule client appointments around Moll’s practices and games. Evan Dudley, al, "‘A different way’: How Kris Moll became a consistent force for UAB," 9 Nov. 2020 Online therapy sites such as BetterHealth, Doctor on Demand, Wellnite, Larkr, Real, ReGain, AbleTo and MDLive are affordable, often take insurance, and easy to schedule appointments on. Jennifer Jolly, USA TODAY, "Stressed waiting for election results? Combat election stress disorder and spot misinformation with tech tools," 3 Nov. 2020 Souls to the Polls, which focuses on increasing voter turnout in Black communities, has unveiled a Rides Hotline that will allow voters to schedule a free ride from their homes to their local polling location via Uber or Lyft. Talis Shelbourne, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Souls to the Polls is offering free Uber and Lyft rides to voting locations," 22 Oct. 2020 The center has suspended family visits but does allow lawyers, probation officers and social workers to schedule visits. Washington Post, "Covid-19 outbreak sickens more than a dozen at Fairfax juvenile detention center," 8 Oct. 2020 Crow will have another concert on Oct. 2, but this will be private, with just ten fans as part of a contest with Hologic to get women to sign up for reminders to schedule their mammogram. Julie Mazziotta, PEOPLE.com, "Sheryl Crow Urges Mammograms, Says Early Detection Made a ‘Huge Difference’ in Her Breast Cancer," 18 Sep. 2020 The dashboard will also allow the county to schedule rides up to 30 days in advance. Wilborn P. Nobles Iii, baltimoresun.com, "COVID and aging population strain Baltimore County’s ride service for seniors, people with disabilities," 18 Aug. 2020 Identifying the sources of extraneous water allows the Town to schedule their removal, and reduce the unnecessary flows into the sewer system. courant.com, "Community News For The Vernon Edition," 14 Aug. 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

Time Traveler

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

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Last Updated

24 Nov 2020

Cite this Entry

“Schedule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/schedule. Accessed 30 Nov. 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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