What does Program mean?

Definitions for Program

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Program.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. plan, program, programmenoun

    a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished

    "they drew up a six-step plan"; "they discussed plans for a new bond issue"

  2. program, programmenoun

    a system of projects or services intended to meet a public need

    "he proposed an elaborate program of public works"; "working mothers rely on the day care program"

  3. broadcast, program, programmenoun

    a radio or television show

    "did you see his program last night?"

  4. platform, political platform, political program, programnoun

    a document stating the aims and principles of a political party

    "their candidate simply ignored the party platform"; "they won the election even though they offered no positive program"

  5. program, programmenoun

    an announcement of the events that will occur as part of a theatrical or sporting event

    "you can't tell the players without a program"

  6. course of study, program, programme, curriculum, syllabusnoun

    an integrated course of academic studies

    "he was admitted to a new program at the university"

  7. program, programme, computer program, computer programmenoun

    (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute

    "the program required several hundred lines of code"

  8. program, programmeverb

    a performance (or series of performances) at a public presentation

    "the program lasted more than two hours"

  9. program, programmeverb

    arrange a program of or for

    "program the 80th birthday party"

  10. program, programmeverb

    write a computer program


  1. programnoun

    A set of structured activities.

  2. programnoun

    A leaflet listing information about a play, game or other activity.

  3. programnoun

    A performance of a show or other broadcast on radio or television.

  4. programnoun

    A software application, or a collection of software applications, designed to perform a specific task.

  5. programnoun

    A particular mindset or method of doing things.

  6. programverb

    To enter a program or other instructions into a computer (or other electronic device) to instruct it to do a particular task.

  7. programverb

    To put together the schedule of an event.

  8. programverb

    To cause to automatically behave in a particular way.

  9. Etymology: From programme, from programma, from πρόγραμμα, from προγράφω, from πρό +, from γράφω.


  1. program

    A program is a set of instructions or a sequence of coded commands that tell a computer or electronic device what tasks to perform. It is designed to solve specific problems or fulfill specific objectives by directing and controlling the computer's operations and actions. Programs can range from simple applications like text editors or web browsers to complex software used for scientific research, business operations, or gaming. They are typically written in programming languages and executed by a computer's processor to produce the desired results.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Programnoun

    same as Programme

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. program

    1. A magic spell cast over a computer allowing it to turn one's input into error messages. 2. An exercise in experimental epistemology. 3. A form of art, ostensibly intended for the instruction of computers, which is nevertheless almost inevitably a failure if other programmers can't understand it.

Editors Contribution

  1. program

    A step-by-step instruction a computer understands.

    The program was running efficiently.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 22, 2020  

  2. program

    A type of plan or system with accurate and specific defined eligibility criteria, employees, expenditure, funding, guidelines, income, IT system, liquidity, management, policy, resources and technology for a specific purpose.

    The sustainable development goals programs all have a defined structure.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 17, 2020  

  3. programverb

    0.) Public relations official record acting as a substitute denoting motion forward, out, or away to proceed in time, place and order with metric units of mass equal to something written or recorded in a certain way. 1.) A planned series of future events, items, or performances as a set of related measures for activities with a particular long-term aim. 2.) A sheet or booklet giving details of items or performers at an event or performance. 3.) A presentation or item on a network, radio or television, especially one broadcast regularly between stated times. 4.) A series of coded software instructions to control the operation of a computer or other machine. 5.) Broadcasting a input of synced, coded plan or schedule within a framework to do what is expected of one from the prevailing viewpoint..

    I program myself to stay in order with my thoughts and actions remotely from the Almighty God.

    Etymology: Dictatorship

    Submitted by Tehorah_Elyon on October 22, 2023  

Suggested Resources

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Program' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2549

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Program' in Nouns Frequency: #817

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Program in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Program in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Program in a Sentence

  1. Agency Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly:

    We did not build the first contact tracing program on this level of transmission, local and states across the nation have recognized the need to be targeted with some of our contact tracing at this moment in time.

  2. Eric Johnson:

    I don't think there's any confusion about that in Dallas, we are supporting our police department and we're supporting the violence interruption program and other things that we're doing that are community-based and it's just it's working. And I think it's a great model for the nation.

  3. Richard Groel:

    The one thing that is really good for this program is that they’re not alone.

  4. President Barack Obama:

    If, in fact, Iran is willing to agree to double-digit years of keeping their program where it is right now and, in fact, rolling back elements of it that currently exist ... if we've got that, and we've got a way of verifying that, there's no other steps we can take that would give us such assurance that they don't have a nuclear weapon.

  5. Audrey Sandusky:

    What I'm committed to in Appropriations, because we have jurisdiction over Title X funding, is to work with The Biden administration and the providers, those who were forced out of the program, to make sure that the funding is there for them to get back in, or work in that legislative direction, and to ensure there are safeguards to make sure that we can't have what the Former President Donald Trump administration tried to do here.

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Translations for Program

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  • program, programmeerAfrikaans
  • وضع برنامجًا, برمجة, برنامجArabic
  • програмаBulgarian
  • অনুষ্ঠান, প্রোগ্রামBengali
  • goulevBreton
  • programaCatalan, Valencian
  • programovat, programCzech
  • rhaglen, rhaglennuWelsh
  • programmieren, Sendung, ProgrammGerman
  • πρόγραμμα, προγραμματίζωGreek
  • programoEsperanto
  • programaSpanish
  • برنامهPersian
  • ohjelmoida, [[suunnitella]] [[ohjelma]], ohjelmalehtinen, ohjelma, suunnitelma, ehdollistaa, esitysFinnish
  • émission, programmer, programmation, programmeFrench
  • ક્રમાદેશGujarati
  • תיכנת, תוכניתHebrew
  • कार्यक्रम, प्रोग्राम, क्रमादेशHindi
  • műsor, programHungarian
  • forrita, tölvuforrit, forritIcelandic
  • programmaItalian
  • 算譜, 番組, プログラムを作る, プログラムを供給する, 次第, プログラム, 提供, 計画Japanese
  • ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮKannada
  • 프로그램Korean
  • پرۆگرام, به‌رنامه‌Kurdish
  • क्रमादेशMarathi
  • क्रमादेशNepali
  • programmeren, programma, vastleggen, plannenDutch
  • programNorwegian
  • audycja, programować, programPolish
  • programação, planear, programa, planejar, programarPortuguese
  • programRomanian
  • писать программу, программировать, составлять план, передача, программа, составлять программу, програмкаRussian
  • програмиратиSerbo-Croatian
  • utveckla mjukvara, programmera, mjukvaruutveckla, program, planera, mjukvara, planläggaSwedish
  • programuSwahili
  • కార్యక్రమంTelugu
  • รายการ, โปรแกรมThai
  • izlence, bağdarlama, programTurkish
  • передача, програмаUkrainian
  • chương trìnhVietnamese
  • nünömaprogramVolapük
  • 程序Chinese

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    A incumbent
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