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

Other Words from timetable

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 Deby’s son Mahamat Idriss is leading the military transition which is yet to timetable a return to constitutional rule. Reuters, CNN, 16 May 2022 This week’s filing sets that timetable back one more year. Eva Dou, WSJ, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 27 Oct. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of timetable

1838, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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21 May 2022

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“Timetable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/timetable. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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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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