[ skej-ool, -ool, -oo-uhl; British shed-yool, shej-ool ]
/ ˈskɛdʒ ul, -ʊl, -u əl; British ˈʃɛd yul, ˈʃɛdʒ ul /
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 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.
verb (used with object), sched·uled, sched·ul·ing.
to make a schedule of or enter in a schedule.
to plan for a certain date: to schedule publication for June.
Words nearby schedule
Origin of schedule
1350–1400; < Late Latin schedula, equivalent to Latin sched(a) leaf of paper + -ula -ule; replacing Middle English cedule, sedule < Middle French < Late Latin, as above
OTHER WORDS FROM schedule
sched·u·lar, adjectivesched·ul·er, nounpre·sched·ule, verb (used with object), pre·sched·uled, pre·sched·ul·ing.sub·sched·ule, noun
un·sched·uled, adjectivewell-sched·uled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for prescheduled
/ (ˈʃɛdjuːl, esp US ˈskɛdʒʊəl) /
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
Derived forms of scheduleschedular, adjective
Word Origin for schedule
C14: earlier cedule, sedule via Old French from Late Latin schedula small piece of paper, from Latin scheda sheet of paper
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Idioms and Phrases with prescheduled
see on schedule.
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