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

The way our schedule is set up, the four teams that made the playoffs are our last four games. Jack Marrion, Houston Chronicle, "Paetow football showing early improvement entering District 10-5A Division II," 17 Sep. 2019 Miles changed his normal schedule of taking his team to a movie the night before a game. Ross Dellenger, SI.com, "Les Miles Revels in and Reflects on Kansas's Historic Power 5 Road Upset," 16 Sep. 2019 The senator's staff usually scrambled to keep him on his busy schedule, but this was his only public event of the day. NBC News, "Sanders shakes up staff as campaign enters new phase," 16 Sep. 2019 Begin or continue training to become a wildlife monitor by attending training hikes that suit your schedule. courant.com, "Community News For The Putnam-Killingly Edition," 16 Sep. 2019 Baxter has revamped his schedule to prepare for his match against 37-year-old Mike Dendas. Edward Lee, baltimoresun.com, "Former Towson lacrosse player Adam Baxter to make boxing debut with Haymakers for Hope to ‘knock out cancer’," 16 Sep. 2019 The two connect via Skype and Bradley makes his own schedule. BostonGlobe.com, "Jackie Bradley Jr.," 15 Sep. 2019 Texas A&M also has those three teams on its schedule in 2019. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, "Alabama at South Carolina by the numbers: Tide feasts on East," 14 Sep. 2019 By that time, Kitchen had flipped his schedule, working at WDA full-time and taking engineering classes at night. David L. Craddock, Ars Technica, "How a basement hacker transformed Donkey Kong for the Atari 2600," 14 Sep. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Ruiz and Joshua are scheduled for a Dec. 7 rematch in Diriyah. Los Angeles Times, "Boxing’s heavyweight division is brimming with chaos and unpredictability," 17 Sep. 2019 The bankruptcy means that Purdue will likely be removed from the first federal opioid trial, scheduled to start in Cleveland on Oct. 21. NBC News, "Purdue Pharma, maker of painkiller OxyContin, files for bankruptcy as part of settlement," 16 Sep. 2019 The bankruptcy means that Purdue will likely be removed from the first federal opioid trial, scheduled to start in Cleveland on Oct. 21. BostonGlobe.com, "You're using a browser set to private or incognito mode.," 16 Sep. 2019 The ongoing road work along Park Road and the I-84 off-ramp in West Hartford is scheduled for final paving this weekend, after weeks of traffic disruptions. Emily Brindley, courant.com, "West Hartford road work near I-84 will wrap up after paving this weekend," 15 Sep. 2019 Over the next two months, nearly a dozen other parents are scheduled to be sentenced. Washington Post, "‘I was stupid’: Huffman gets 14 days in college scam," 13 Sep. 2019 Over the next two months, nearly a dozen other parents are scheduled to be sentenced. Collin Binkley, chicagotribune.com, "Felicity Huffman gets 14 days in prison for her role in the college admissions bribery scandal: ‘I was stupid’," 13 Sep. 2019 Over the next two months, nearly a dozen other parents are scheduled to be sentenced. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Felicity Huffman gets 14 days in prison in admissions scandal, possible sign of what’s to come for others charged," 13 Sep. 2019 Over the next two months, nearly a dozen other parents are scheduled to be sentenced. Collin Binkley, The Denver Post, "Huffman gets 14 days behind bars in college admissions scam," 13 Sep. 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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