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 Cougars turned over much of their starting lineup after last season, perhaps adding to the degree of difficulty against a challenging schedule. Jack Marrion, Houston Chronicle, "Cinco Ranch football hits the road for non-district finale against Cedar Park," 17 Sep. 2019 Still, his odds of reaching his personal goal are better than the Mets reaching their team goal, despite a relatively soft schedule over the final two weeks. Bob Klapisch, New York Times, "The Mets’ Other Chase: Jacob deGrom Seeks a Second Cy Young," 15 Sep. 2019 Holsen’s strong play is a key factor for the Patriots (7-6), who have a winning record against a very tough schedule. Bob Narang, chicagotribune.com, "Amanda Holsen is Stevenson’s outside hitter of the future," 15 Sep. 2019 Running back Ronald Jones could get more and more of the carries, and the pass-catching corps of Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and O.J. Howard should profit off of a friendly schedule the next two weeks against the Panthers and Giants. BostonGlobe.com, "If you’re anything like me, the euphoria of the 2019 fantasy season had been drained completely by midday Sunday of Week 1. All of the offseason work was being destroyed under a cloud of chaos and inexplicable Marquise Brown touchdowns (anyone who says they saw that coming is a liar).," 13 Sep. 2019 Most of the series will be made available with three episodes to start, then settling into a weekly release schedule. Wired, "Apple TV+ Launches November 1, Subs Will Cost $5 a Month," 10 Sep. 2019 After a light rally schedule of late, the president had plenty of new material to work with. Jonathan Lemire, Fortune, "Trump Uses North Carolina Campaign Rally to Slam ‘American-Hating Left’," 10 Sep. 2019 Find a class schedule by visiting sillyheartsyoga.com or by calling 317-689-7123. Emily Sabens, Indianapolis Star, "Yoga with goats? With wine? With rabbits? Try these 10 unique yoga classes in Indianapolis," 10 Sep. 2019 However, Apple has over the past few years settled into a schedule of focusing annual events around this time in September on its two flagship mobile products: the iPhone and the Apple Watch. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "Liveblog: All the news from Apple’s “By Innovation Only” iPhone event," 10 Sep. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Moreover, the country’s parliamentary elections are scheduled for Oct. 6. Sudarsan Raghavan, Washington Post, "Political outsiders head for runoff in Tunisian presidential vote, upsetting establishment," 17 Sep. 2019 The fundraisers are scheduled to be hosted by Trump Victory, a joint committee between the Trump 2020 campaign and the Republican National Committee. NBC News, "Trump expected to rake in $15 million in 24 hours in California," 17 Sep. 2019 Quincy Media and Farm Aid have scheduled the event for Friday. USA TODAY, "Fugitive pig, proverb library, sodium warnings: News from around our 50 states," 16 Sep. 2019 Moon has scheduled a prayer vigil for Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 5 p.m. in the Cleveland High School gym. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, "’Evil is running rampant’: Blount County sheriff sets prayer vigil following brutal killings," 16 Sep. 2019 Two additional sessions have been scheduled, for Sept. 22 and Oct. 6. Lisa Gregory, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Horses, humans ‘form a bond’ through painting at Hampstead’s Happy on Hooves," 16 Sep. 2019 Pillar Point harbor in Half Moon Bay scheduled a seafood festival Sunday in conjunction with Half Moon Bay Commercial Fisheries Trust. Tara Duggan, SFChronicle.com, "13 years ago, the Nature Conservancy desperately wanted to protect groundfish. Now it wants you to eat them," 14 Sep. 2019 Bruce, taking sides Kiz: The wedding of Brittany was scheduled Saturday in the Colorado mountains. Mark Kiszla, The Denver Post, "Kickin’ It with Kiz: Collateral damage of prolonged Bowlen family feud over ownership? Broncos will sink to bottom of NFL.," 14 Sep. 2019 Kenan Thompson, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Chelsea Handler are all scheduled as guests for the rest of A Little Late’s first week. Sydney Bucksbaum, EW.com, "A Little Late With Lilly Singh sets Mindy Kaling as first guest, early premiere time," 14 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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