[ skej-ool, -ool, -oo-uhl; British shed-yool, shej-ool ]
/ ˈskɛdʒ ul, -ʊl, -u əl; British ˈʃɛd yul, ˈʃɛdʒ ul /
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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.
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Origin of schedule
First recorded in 1350–1400; from Late Latin schedula, equivalent to Latin sched(a) “leaf of paper” + -ula noun suffix (see -ule); replacing Middle English cedule, sedule, from Middle French, from Late Latin, as above
synonym study for schedule
4. See list1.
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-scheduled, adjective
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How to use schedule in a sentence
All the teams in the division are playing the same schedule, basically.Who’s Best In The NFC West? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯|Sara Ziegler (firstname.lastname@example.org)|November 16, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Football Outsiders rank New York’s defense as the fifth-worst of 2020 after adjusting for strength of schedule.It’s really hard to describe how bad the Jets are, but here’s our best effort|Neil Greenberg|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
This is also the time to plan time off from work, to coordinate schedules for a day trip and to schedule time to safely check in with family and friends to keep your support network strong, both Kraft and Osterle say.Sharing a home office with your partner? Here’s how to keep the peace.|Amanda Long|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
A year later, with the metrics warped by the condensed schedule, Robles ranked 48th with -4 runs saved and only preserved the perception of his strong defense with a handful of eye-popping plays.A bulked-up Victor Robles had a down year. He’ll look to fine-tune his game in winter ball.|Jesse Dougherty|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
With everyone working from home, the actors’ schedules became more flexible.‘Call of Duty’ voice actors spent the summer on video calls like the rest of us|Mike Hume|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
British Dictionary definitions for schedule
/ (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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Other Idioms and Phrases with schedule
see on schedule.
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