- a plan of procedure, usually written, for a proposed objective, especially with reference to the sequence of and time allotted for each item or operation necessary to its completion: The schedule allows three weeks for this stage.
- a series of things to be done or of events to occur at or during a particular time or period: He always has a full schedule.
- a timetable.
- a written or printed statement of details, often in classified or tabular form, especially one forming an appendix or explanatory addition to another document.
- Obsolete. a written paper.
- to make a schedule of or enter in a schedule.
- to plan for a certain date: to schedule publication for June.
Origin of schedule
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Examples from the Web for schedule
Therefore, it is not possible for any F-35 schedule to include a video data link or infrared pointer at this point.Pentagon Misfires in Stealth Jet Scandal
January 8, 2015
Doubling down on Schedule I is, at best, a deranged way to push Americans away from “medical,” and toward recreational, use.Obama’s Pot Policy Is Refer Madness
January 5, 2015
We were on it for forty minutes of the film, a considerable part of our schedule.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
Just plug it into any TV and get watching—no need to schedule an installation.New Innovations Let You Watch TV Anywhere You Go
December 8, 2014
It remains a Schedule I narcotic to this day, considered as dangerous and addictive by the federal government as heroin and MDMA.Pot-Smoking Grannies, Jimmy Fallon Covers U2, and More Viral Videos
The Daily Beast Video
November 23, 2014
The schedule of maximum rates applies to all Class "A" roads.The Railroad Question
Forty miles an hour on schedule—and where would they be now?Sure Pop and the Safety Scouts
Roy Rutherford Bailey
She had no schedule, no routine, no rules either for herself or others.The Gorgeous Girl
It was up to the men of action to get them through within the schedule.When the West Was Young
Frederick R. Bechdolt
We're making out our schedule, and you don't know what you're missing!Miss Pat at School
- a plan of procedure for a project, allotting the work to be done and the time for it
- a list of itemsa schedule of fixed prices
- a list of times, esp of arrivals and departures; timetable
- a list of tasks to be performed, esp within a set period
- law a list or inventory, usually supplementary to a contract, will, etc
- on schedule at the expected or planned time
- to make a schedule of or place in a schedule
- to plan to occur at a certain time
Word Origin and History for schedule
late 14c., sedule, cedule "ticket, label, slip of paper with writing on it," from Old French cedule (Modern French cédule), from Late Latin schedula "strip of paper" (in Medieval Latin also "a note, schedule"), diminutive of Latin scheda, scida "one of the strips forming a papyrus sheet," from Greek skhida "splinter," from stem of skhizein "to cleave, split" (see shed (v.)). Also from the Latin word are Spanish cédula, German Zettel.
The notion is of slips of paper attached to a document as an appendix (a sense maintained in U.S. tax forms). The specific meaning "printed timetable" is first recorded 1863 in railway use. Modern spelling is a 15c. imitation of Latin, but pronunciation remained "sed-yul" for centuries afterward; the modern British pronunciation ("shed-yul") is from French influence, while the U.S. pronunciation ("sked-yul") is from the practice of Webster, based on the Greek original.
"make a schedule of, 1855; include in a schedule, 1862; from schedule (n.). Related: Scheduled; scheduling.
Idioms and Phrases with schedule
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