What does program mean?

Definitions for program

Here are all the possible meanings 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.

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  

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. Katherine Bentley:

    This program helped me learn that the mind and body are connected, with Franny, she had two MRI’s she had an ultrasound, she had a lot of testing done and everything was normal. So I can say, ‘Franny, I know your left can handle your weight, but we just need to stand on it.’ Some of it is just reassurance.

  2. Tyrone Howard:

    So I just don't want to be doing my program and come a new indictment and you give me 12 years.

  3. Ben Affleck:

    It's important to remember that this isn't a news program.

  4. Donna Shalala:

    ' Medicare for all' is not a bad idea. I ran the Medicare program, what I have said is we have to improve the Medicare program before we start giving it to all. It has no long term care. It has no home health care. It has no dental benefits. What you want is a comprehensive plan. In fact, Medicaid is more comprehensive than Medicare is.

  5. Melina Jampolis:

    Most weight-loss doctors and dieticians say it's one of the strongest programs out there, there's a lot of positive potential. It's a very good program that could potentially be made better with( Oprah's) guidance.

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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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