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

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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 Nearly half of Britons have received a vaccine, and jabs have been dished out according to a schedule that many deemed absurdly ambitious. The Economist, "Britain, the covid-19 laboratory," 10 Apr. 2021 So far Flint's monthly-build rate has been ahead of GM's build schedule. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, "GM halts weekend full-size pickup production at 2 plants due to parts shortage," 9 Apr. 2021 Following Indian independence, subsequent Indian governments have also tried to control the crowds and organize the akharas’ bathing schedule. Tulasi Srinivas, The Conversation, "India prepares for Kumbh Mela, world’s largest religious gathering, amid COVID-19 fears," 8 Apr. 2021 When the call ended, a slideshow explaining the school's lunch schedule and expectations took its place. Olivia Krauth, The Courier-Journal, "JCPS middle- and high-schoolers are finally back in schools. Here's what lies ahead," 5 Apr. 2021 The league’s franchise owners voted on Tuesday to add one game to each team’s regular-season schedule in 2021, leading to speculation about how the extra contest would affect the NFL’s single-season records. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, "Will the NFL’s longer season wreck the record book?," 4 Apr. 2021 Outbreaks within clubhouses played havoc with last year’s early-season schedule. Anna Kuchment, Dallas News, "Safe or superspreader? Why the Texas Rangers are opening their doors to full capacity Monday despite the risks," 4 Apr. 2021 Texas played their 30 home games during last season’s shortened schedule without fans. Rob Crilly, Washington Examiner, "Biden says it is a 'mistake' for Texas Rangers to open ballpark at full capacity," 1 Apr. 2021 The event, which teetered on the brink of disappearing from the tour’s schedule, will be held Sept. 16-19. Ron Kroichick, San Francisco Chronicle, "PGA Tour returning to Napa in September after tournament finds new title sponsor," 26 Mar. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb People who are eligible to receive the vaccine can schedule an appointment online at walmart.com/COVIDvaccine. BostonGlobe.com, "Walmart offers COVID-19 vaccine appointments at 43 Mass. locations," 9 Apr. 2021 The garden announced its post-COVID reopening this July, and visitors can schedule a time to stop by online. oregonlive, "We took a tour of Portland’s Lan Su Chinese Garden (VIDEO)," 8 Apr. 2021 But Friedrich did schedule another hearing for Thursday to discuss Sandlin’s potential pre-trial release. Danielle Wallace, Fox News, "Suspect in Capitol riot allegedly 'severely beaten' by DC jail guards," 8 Apr. 2021 To schedule an appointment, visit picknsave.com/covidvaccine or call 866-211-5320. Drake Bentley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Here's where to find a COVID-19 vaccine on weekends or evenings in the Milwaukee area," 5 Apr. 2021 According to the county's website, residents should schedule appointments through their hospital group or other vaccine providers, such as the Ford Field clinic. Slone Terranella, Detroit Free Press, "What to know about COVID-19 vaccine eligibility opening up to ages 16+," 5 Apr. 2021 The partners will help identify individuals who need vaccinations, and the health department will schedule the event. Star Tribune, "The Latest: Navajo Nation reports 4 new virus deaths," 3 Apr. 2021 People can schedule appointments at other locations through the state's portal or by calling 211. Lawrence Andrea, The Indianapolis Star, "Colts, Meijer to host COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Lucas Oil Stadium in late April," 2 Apr. 2021 Anyone 18 or older can schedule an appointment at the department’s website, www.daviscountyutah.gov/health/covid-19/vaccine. Scott D. Pierce, The Salt Lake Tribune, "More than half a million Utahns are fully vaccinated against COVID-19," 1 Apr. 2021

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

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Last Updated

11 Apr 2021

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“Schedule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/schedule. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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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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