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 Through June, Delta’s overall delivery schedule included 100 of Airbus’s single-aisle A321neo planes, 27 of its A321 jets and 64 of its A220 aircraft. Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg.com, "Delta Delays $5 Billion of Jet Deliveries in Blow to Airbus," 13 Oct. 2020 While the Cougars' non-conference schedule has yet to be announced, BYU will find itself in the Legends Classic Presented by Old Trapper on Dec. 2-3. Norma Gonzalez, The Salt Lake Tribune, "BYU men’s basketball will officially start practice Wednesday, with second session available to watch on BYUtv," 13 Oct. 2020 Here are five Birmingham area games to watch this week with the full schedule below. Dennis Victory, al, "5 Birmingham area high school football games to watch for Week 9," 13 Oct. 2020 But one quick look at the schedule says things have been fairly easy for the Steelers. Tim Bielik, cleveland, "Browns game represents beginning of a brutal schedule stretch for Steelers: NFL news roundup," 13 Oct. 2020 However, on Tuesday, Durbin indicated to the Washington Examiner that the confirmation environment appears to be changing because Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham is speeding up the hearing schedule. Kerry Picket, Washington Examiner, "Schumer and Durbin to huddle over Democratic voting strategy during Barrett confirmation," 13 Oct. 2020 Trump's travel schedule this week underscores his political standing. Steve Peoples, Star Tribune, "2020 Watch: Is it too late for Trump to turn things around?," 12 Oct. 2020 The 2020 Portland Film Festival schedule features 150 films from around the world. oregonlive, "Comcast subscribers can see some Portland Film Festival content on TV, using voice remote," 12 Oct. 2020 The draft is set for Nov. 18, but the dates for the start of free agency, training camps and next season’s schedule could be weeks away from being finalized. Tim Reynolds, Anchorage Daily News, "Bubble Kings: Lakers run past Heat for 17th NBA championship," 12 Oct. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb One overlooked element, Collier said, is that schools do not schedule games during final exams. David Woods, The Indianapolis Star, "For schools like Butler, without major college football, COVID-19 financial hit has been less severe," 16 Oct. 2020 The Biden campaign balked, having already moved to schedule the town hall on ABC. Jonathan Lemire, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Trump, Biden square off, in a way, in dueling town halls," 16 Oct. 2020 As the election draws nearer, local supporters of President Donald Trump continue to schedule rallies, parades and other patriotic demonstrations, according to social media accounts. Madeline Mitchell, The Enquirer, "Upcoming demonstrations in Greater Cincinnati in support of President Donald Trump," 16 Oct. 2020 Ali said the company website has a scheduling app where clients can schedule a time to stop down and check out a vehicle for sale. Erik S. Hanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "An Oak Creek auto business is planning to expand to include jet skis, canoes, motorcycles and more," 16 Oct. 2020 One day, Odabaşı called a woman in Kadıköy as part of a daily checkup and to schedule a time to drop off medicine. Katie Nadworny, National Geographic, "Turkey has been contact tracing for a century. That offers lessons and perils.," 15 Oct. 2020 Call Lupe, Linda or Keri at 713-783-6820 to schedule a visit. Houston Chronicle, "Treemont reopens social activities to benefit residents," 15 Oct. 2020 More than 100 Hollywood stars and producers – including Ava DuVernay, Billy Porter and Amy Schumer – signed a letter protesting NBC's decision to schedule Trump’s town hall. Ashley Shaffer, USA TODAY, "Forget the debate, it’s a duel," 15 Oct. 2020 By July, the system was redesigned again to allow customers to schedule or modify appointments online. oregonlive, "Oregon DMV swamped by pandemic backlog, unclear of how long it’ll take to catch up," 15 Oct. 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

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

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Last Updated

19 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Schedule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/schedule. Accessed 22 Oct. 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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