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.
to make a schedule of or enter in a schedule.
to plan for a certain date: to schedule publication for June.
- sched·u·lar, adjective
- sched·ul·er, noun
- pre·sched·ule, verb (used with object), pre·sched·uled, pre·sched·ul·ing.
- sub·sched·ule, noun
- un·sched·uled, adjective
- well-scheduled, adjective
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How to use schedule in a sentence
The schedule adjustment gives Maryland the chance to win three games next week.In schedule shuffle, Maryland will host Nebraska on back-to-back days next week | Emily Giambalvo | February 12, 2021 | Washington Post
Some families have grown used to a pandemic schedule — Mom and Dad aren’t going into the office — so they decide that everyone should just stay home.The mid-pandemic return to school is totally weird for kids. And possibly lonely, too. | Petula Dvorak | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
Contact tracing has begun, the league said, and Thursday’s game between the Ducks and Golden Knights remains on schedule.The Caps are dealing with an unexpected break. They hope to use it to recover and reset. | Samantha Pell | February 10, 2021 | Washington Post
A few others on the list — namely Montana, Terry Bradshaw and Kurt Warner — have had better per-game or per-play Super Bowl performances than Brady after we adjust for schedule and era.
After a while, I made a point of having him tell me his travel schedule so I could be sure to see him in person.Tom Konchalski made basketball better. The sport won’t be the same without him. | John Feinstein | February 8, 2021 | Washington Post
Therefore, it is not possible for any F-35 schedule to include a video data link or infrared pointer at this point.
At some point during his busy schedule, Israel found the time to write a book, titled The Global War on Morris.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’ | Asawin Suebsaeng | January 7, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Doubling down on schedule I is, at best, a deranged way to push Americans away from “medical,” and toward recreational, use.
If 2014 was any indication, the coming TV schedule is sure to be filled with plenty of water-cooler shows.
One minute the script, the next a story about Ivor Novello's tailor or the Tahiti steamer schedule in the Thirties.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days | David Freeman | December 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But we were already behind schedule and the afternoon found us on the road to Ayr.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car | Thomas D. Murphy
How much time he had lost he did not know, but that down-grade had put his schedule many minutes to the good.Motor Matt's "Century" Run | Stanley R. Matthews
The theory of the new scheme was that it might permit of a lower Customs tariff schedule.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
Great alterations were said to have been made in schedule A: fifty-one boroughs out of fifty-six remained as before.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. | E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
The consideration of the schedule ought to be postponed till that information had been obtained.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. | E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
British Dictionary definitions for schedule
a plan of procedure for a project, allotting the work to be done and the time for it
a list of items: a 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
- schedular, adjective
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Other Idioms and Phrases with schedule
see on schedule.
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