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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. agenda, docket, schedulenoun

    a temporally organized plan for matters to be attended to

  2. scheduleverb

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

  3. scheduleverb

    plan for an activity or event

    "I've scheduled a concert next week"

  4. scheduleverb

    make a schedule; plan the time and place for events

    "I scheduled an exam for this afternoon"


  1. schedulenoun

    A slip of paper; a short note.

  2. schedulenoun

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

  3. schedulenoun

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

  4. schedulenoun

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

  5. schedulenoun

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

  6. scheduleverb

    To create a time-schedule.

  7. scheduleverb

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Schedulenoun

    Etymology: schedula, Latin; schedule, French.

    The first published schedules being brought to a grave knight, he read over an unsavory sentence or two, and delivered back the libel. Richard Hooker.

    All ill, which all
    Prophets or poets spake, and all which shall
    B’ annex’d in schedules unto this by me,
    Fall on that man. John Donne.

    I will give out schedules of my beauty; it shall be inventoried, and every particle and utensil label’d to my will. William Shakespeare.


  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.


  1. schedule

    A schedule is a plan or timetable that outlines specific times or dates at which certain events, activities, or tasks are intended to take place. It is a tool often used for organizing, planning, and managing time and resources efficiently. It can refer to a wide range of plans, including daily routines, work plans, school timetables, project timelines or broadcast times for television shows.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Schedulenoun

    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. Scheduleverb

    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  

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  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

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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. Amy Jeffress:

    Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page and I went to the FBI today to review the materials that were previously produced to Congress relating to Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page proposed interview, but after waiting for more than three hours, we were not provided with any documents, we have asked The Committees to schedule another date that would allow sufficient time for Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page to prepare. The Committees have not honored this request. As a result, Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page is not going to appear for an interview at this time.

  2. Jimmie Johnson:

    I want to go to Le Mans. But I think so much hinges on the schedule being released to understand if I can, i know that there’s interest. I certainly have a ton of interest to do it. We’re just waiting for that first domino to fall.

  3. Chuck Grassley:

    I think I keep the same schedule as when I was 65 years old, maybe even 40 years old.

  4. Rebecca Robbins:

    If you're getting seven to eight hours of sleep a night, naps can be part of a healthy sleep schedule.

  5. Jason Kidd:

    Sometimes the schedule can help you or hurt you, this time it helped us by having a game where we didn’t have to sit around and look at each other after last night's performance.

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