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ˈskɛdʒ ul, -ʊl, -u əl; Brit. ˈʃɛd yul, ˈʃɛdʒ ulsched·ule

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. agenda, docket, schedule(noun)

    a temporally organized plan for matters to be attended to

  2. schedule(verb)

    an ordered list of times at which things are planned to occur

  3. schedule(verb)

    plan for an activity or event

    "I've scheduled a concert next week"

  4. schedule(verb)

    make a schedule; plan the time and place for events

    "I scheduled an exam for this afternoon"


  1. schedule(Noun)

    A slip of paper; a short note.

    Etymology: From cedule ( > French cédule), from schedula, diminutive of scheda, from σχέδη

  2. schedule(Noun)

    An annex or appendix to a statute or other regulatory instrument.

    Etymology: From cedule ( > French cédule), from schedula, diminutive of scheda, from σχέδη

  3. schedule(Noun)

    A timetable, or other time-based plan of events; a plan of what is to occur, and at what time.

    Etymology: From cedule ( > French cédule), from schedula, diminutive of scheda, from σχέδη

  4. schedule(Noun)

    Each of the five divisions into which controlled drugs are classified, or the restrictions denoted by such classification.

    Etymology: From cedule ( > French cédule), from schedula, diminutive of scheda, from σχέδη

  5. schedule(Noun)

    An allocation or ordering of a set of tasks on one or several resources.

    Etymology: From cedule ( > French cédule), from schedula, diminutive of scheda, from σχέδη

  6. schedule(Verb)

    To create a time-schedule.

    Etymology: From cedule ( > French cédule), from schedula, diminutive of scheda, from σχέδη

  7. schedule(Verb)

    To plan an activity at a specific date or time in the future.

    Etymology: From cedule ( > French cédule), from schedula, diminutive of scheda, from σχέδη


  1. Schedule

    A schedule or a timetable, as a basic time-management tool, consists of a list of times at which possible tasks, events, or actions are intended to take place, or of a sequence of events in the chronological order in which such things are intended to take place. The process of creating a schedule — deciding how to order these tasks and how to commit resources between the variety of possible tasks — is called scheduling, and a person responsible for making a particular schedule may be called a scheduler. Making and following schedules is an ancient human activity.Some scenarios associate "this kind of planning" with learning "life skills". Schedules are necessary, or at least useful, in situations where individuals need to know what time they must be at a specific location to receive a specific service, and where people need to accomplish a set of goals within a set time period. Schedules can usefully span both short periods, such as a daily or weekly schedule, and long-term planning with respect to periods of several months or years. They are often made using a calendar, where the person making the schedule can note the dates and times at which various events are planned to occur. Schedules that do not set forth specific times for events to occur may instead list algorithmically an expected order in which events either can or must take place. In some situations, schedules can be uncertain, such as where the conduct of daily life relies on environmental factors outside human control. People who are vacationing or otherwise seeking to reduce stress and achieve relaxation may intentionally avoid having a schedule for a certain period of time.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Schedule(noun)

    a written or printed scroll or sheet of paper; a document; especially, a formal list or inventory; a list or catalogue annexed to a larger document, as to a will, a lease, a statute, etc

  2. Schedule(verb)

    to form into, or place in, a schedule


  1. Schedule

    In the fields of databases and transaction processing, a schedule of a system is an abstract model to describe execution of transactions running in the system. Often it is a list of operations ordered by time, performed by a set of transactions that are executed together in the system. If order in time between certain operations is not determined by the system, then a partial order is used. Examples of such operations are requesting a read operation, reading, writing, aborting, committing, requesting lock, locking, etc. Not all transaction operation types should be included in a schedule, and typically only selected operation types are included, as needed to reason about and describe certain phenomena. Schedules and schedule properties are fundamental concepts in database concurrency control theory.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Schedule

    shed′ūl, n. a piece of paper containing some writing: a list, inventory, or table.—v.t. to place in a schedule or list. [O. Fr. schedule (Fr. cédule)—L. schedula, dim. of scheda, a strip of papyrus—L. scindĕre, to cleave; or from Gr. schedē, a leaf.]

Editors Contribution

  1. schedule

    To plan a work timetable for employees.

    They did schedule easily and efficiently their crew requirements.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 14, 2020  
  2. schedule

    To plan for a specific date or time.

    They did schedule their work commitments first and then family things around that

    Submitted by MaryC on February 1, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'schedule' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3983

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'schedule' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4348

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'schedule' in Nouns Frequency: #1394

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'schedule' in Verbs Frequency: #828

How to pronounce schedule?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of schedule in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of schedule in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of schedule in a Sentence

  1. Buddy Creech:

    This is really a call to say rather than waiting to see if we have an effective vaccine for adults, let's begin that work of at least evaluating the vaccines in adolescents and ever-decreasing ages, so that we get a good bead on the dosing, the dose schedule, and the potential effectiveness of that kind of a vaccine.

  2. Stephanie Cacioppo:

    Social media tried to promote social gathering but in reality it might increase the feelings of loneliness, it all depends how we use it. If you use social media to only watchothers having fun, you might feel extremely lonely.But if you use it as a way to talk to your own friends and be really authentic and then schedule face-to-facemeetings then you may feel less lonely.

  3. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon:

    Our latest Airseeker plane will be delivered next month, seven months ahead of schedule, and will be operational shortly after that in the skies above Iraq and Syria providing essential support in the fight against ISIL (Islamic State).

  4. Stanley Litow:

    There is this great need to look for a new model that deals with students who live in the largest problem areas, who go to the most disadvantaged schools – to bring this kind of opportunity to students of color, to change the education system that is being offered to them, it is amazing news that, here we are now, with six students not only completing the program but completing the program two full years ahead of schedule. Three will be moving on to careers at IBM at a relatively high pay, and three have scholarships to four-year institutions.

  5. Gunilla Lindberg:

    The competition sites remain on schedule for the Games but the organizers need to maintain their focus, as some delivery dates are very close to the start of the test events, it is important that Pyeongchang 2018 delivers these events successfully and, in particular, the first events next February, in order to create a solid basis for its planning and preparations for the Games.

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