agen·​da ə-ˈjen-də How to pronounce agenda (audio)
: a list or outline of things to be considered or done
agendas of faculty meetings
: an underlying often ideological plan or program
a political agenda
agendaless adjective

Examples of agenda in a Sentence

The committee set the agenda for the next several years of research. There are several items on the agenda for tonight's meeting. What's the first item on the agenda? Such an idea has been high on the political agenda for some time. He wants to push his own agenda no matter what the others say.
Recent Examples on the Web In Derya’s eyes, being acknowledged by the BCG V60 alongside other women driving the sustainability agenda in the Middle East is so much more than just a nod to her and her work. Matt Symonds, Forbes, 20 Feb. 2024 Moyn also brings to light something that is often left out of histories of liberalism, namely its moral optimism and what could even be called its moral agenda. Helena Rosenblatt, Foreign Affairs, 20 Feb. 2024 Raising the bar for approving 16 pending gas-export projects to include a complete life-cycle environmental assessment could ironically derail President Biden’s own energy and environmental agenda with grave domestic and international ramifications. Charles K. Ebinger, National Review, 19 Feb. 2024 What were some of Lincoln's most underrated accomplishments Lincoln put into place a dramatically new economic agenda. TIME, 16 Feb. 2024 This is the only path to establishing a legislative agenda that ensures promise and opportunity in the future. Eleanor Dearman, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 15 Feb. 2024 The prevalence of Christian media, which largely promotes a conservative Republican agenda, adds to the divisiveness. Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 Feb. 2024 Electioneering is the practice of promoting political agendas to sway voters. Ian Max Stevenson, Idaho Statesman, 7 Feb. 2024 Trian has outlined an agenda focusing on five areas of reform at Disney. Todd Spangler, Variety, 6 Feb. 2024 See More

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'agenda.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History


from plural of agendum or its Latin source, taken as a singular noun

First Known Use

1751, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of agenda was in 1751

Dictionary Entries Near agenda

Cite this Entry

“Agenda.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition


agen·​da ə-ˈjen-də How to pronounce agenda (audio)
: a list of items of business to be considered (as at a meeting)

More from Merriam-Webster on agenda

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!