time·​ta·​ble | \ ˈtīm-ˌtā-bəl How to pronounce timetable (audio) \

Definition of timetable

1 : a table of departure and arrival times of trains, buses, or airplanes
2a : a schedule showing a planned order or sequence

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time-table transitive verb

Examples of timetable in a Sentence

checked the timetable of events to see if I'd be able to get something to eat beforehand
Recent Examples on the Web This week’s filing sets that timetable back one more year. Eva Dou, WSJ, "China Delays Implementation of Food-Import Rule," 26 Sep. 2017 Republicans are hoping the enact a tax cut plan by the end of the year, an ambitious timetable given the complexity of a thousand-page-plus bill whose details have been largely under wraps until now. Kevin Diaz, Houston Chronicle, "Texas Republican Kevin Brady in spotlight as GOP rolls out tax overhaul," 2 Nov. 2017 While there’s no timetable for Woodley’s return, the champion defended his title less than three months ago and an interim title would be preposterous. Mike Dyce, SI.com, "Thursday Tap Out: Michael Bisping Suggests the UFC Is Rooting Against Him," 26 Oct. 2017 The Kings will be without a major cog in their lineup, and there’s no timetable for his return. Curtis Zupke, latimes.com, "Kings' Jeff Carter is out indefinitely following surgery for a cut on his leg," 19 Oct. 2017 The invasion timetable, as posted by the Free Beacon, anticipates a pre-invasion bombardment lasting anywhere from one to fifteen days. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Report: China Has Secret Plans to Invade Taiwan by 2020," 4 Oct. 2017 Unless a new timetable is agreed upon, Britain is scheduled to leave the EU on March 29, 2019 – deal or no deal. Nicola Slawson, The Christian Science Monitor, "'Brexit': what's happened, what's next," 3 Nov. 2017 They are set to discuss the bilateral defense alliance, including a timetable for returning wartime operational control to Seoul from Washington. Kanga Kong, Bloomberg.com, "On North Korea Border, Mattis Says Kim Threatening ‘Catastrophe’," 27 Oct. 2017 Sacramento Regional Transit has long planned a light rail line from downtown to the airport, but that $1 billion project remains elusive – unfunded with no timetable for getting built. Tony Bizjak, sacbee, "Catch an Amtrak toward L.A. from midtown Sacramento? Train officials propose new service.," 4 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of timetable

1838, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of timetable was in 1838

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“Timetable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/timetable. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of timetable

: a plan of things that need to be done and the times they will be done
chiefly British : a list of the times when something (such as a bus, train, or airplane) is expected to leave or arrive
British : a written or printed list of activities and the times when they will be done


time·​ta·​ble | \ ˈtīm-ˌtā-bəl How to pronounce timetable (audio) \

Kids Definition of timetable

: a table telling when something (as a bus or train) is scheduled to leave or arrive

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