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 When Ice Castles finally opened last January, nearly a month behind schedule, Mother Nature delivered the second part of her one-two punch in the form of a polar vortex. Lori Rackl, chicagotribune.com, "Ice Castles headed back to Lake Geneva, Wis., but at a different address," 13 Nov. 2019 Cleveland’s second-half schedule consists of many sub-.500 teams. Daniel Oyefusi, baltimoresun.com, "Breaking down Ravens’ final seven games: What are the playoff implications, and which games could be flexed?," 13 Nov. 2019 There are no commentators or announcers anywhere, nor is there a centralized itinerary to keep track of the schedule. Luke Winkie, The Atlantic, "Where Gamers Are the Only Varsity Athletes," 13 Nov. 2019 Creating a consistent workout schedule became my main focus. Ashley Mcdonough, Essence, "Laid Off? On Forced Funemployment? Now Is The Time To Reset," 12 Nov. 2019 As a result, NASA has gone with a contractor that significantly under-performed on the SLS core stage, which is years behind schedule, billions of dollars over budget, and yet to prove itself in flight. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "NASA rejects Blue Origin’s offer of a cheaper upper stage for the SLS rocket," 5 Nov. 2019 The National Kidney Registry also offers innovative options to accommodate the donor’s schedule, like voucher programs and advanced donation. Lisa Emmott, Time, "Kidney Swaps Are Revolutionizing a Broken Organ-Donation System in the U.S.," 5 Nov. 2019 By 2008, the project was behind schedule because of problems with the project's general contractor and the housing market's steep decline. Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Units at this proposed condominium development in Oconomowoc are expected to cost more than $500,000," 4 Nov. 2019 The Girl from Taylor — one of about 40 teens here over the summer — is ahead of schedule on that front. Freep.com, "She was prostituting, pregnant, doing drugs by 14. Now, Taylor girl fights to save her own life.," 1 Nov. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The work is scheduled to start on Friday evening and finish on Tuesday. Chris Mayhew, Cincinnati.com, "I-71/75 curve in NKY where trucks keep crashing to get a quick fix soon," 14 Nov. 2019 The Grosse Ile Parkway bridge, which was built in 1932 and reconstructed in 2007, had been weight-restricted to 26-ton vehicles — a loaded garbage truck — with more than $5 million of repairs scheduled to start next year. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, "Grosse Ile free bridge closed for emergency repairs after deterioration causes 'alarm'," 14 Nov. 2019 The termination of the women’s season comes as the team had only two games left to play — one scheduled for Friday at Yale University, and the last on Saturday at Brown University, the release confirmed. Georgia Slater, PEOPLE.com, "Penn Cancels Remainder of Women's Volleyball Season Over 'Vulgar, Offensive' Locker Room Signs," 14 Nov. 2019 The $216 million project was scheduled to start running in December after 20 years of political scuffles and diligent community outreach. Rachel Swan, SFChronicle.com, "Oakland’s rapid transit buses delayed — again," 13 Nov. 2019 Plus the two-person crew assigned to work nights to keep an eye on highways during the winter wasn't scheduled to start until Sunday. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Early start to winter creates headaches for folks working outdoors; 'It's crazy'; more snow coming Wednesday," 12 Nov. 2019 The first federal trial had been scheduled to start in October but was stopped when most of the defendants reached settlements with the two Ohio counties that brought the claims. Ed Silverman, STAT, "Pharmalittle: New York judge sets next opioid trial; FDA and DEA urged to reschedule an opioid," 8 Nov. 2019 The hearings were scheduled to start on Sept. 3, 2019 but Kenya successfully petitioned the court to adjourn the case until June 2020. Patrick Muthengi Maluki, Quartz Africa, "Why the US, UK, France and Norway are taking sides in Kenya’s maritime row with Somalia," 7 Nov. 2019 At one point, a trial was scheduled to begin in February 2020. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "AT&T users whose “unlimited data” was throttled get $60 million in refunds," 5 Nov. 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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17 Nov 2019

Time Traveler for schedule

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

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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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