[ skej-ool, -ool, -oo-uhl; British shed-yool, shej-ool ]
/ ˈskɛdʒ ul, -ʊl, -u əl; British ˈʃɛd yul, ˈʃɛdʒ ul /


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.

Nearby words

  1. schawlow,
  2. schawlow, arthur leonard,
  3. schechter,
  4. schechter, solomon,
  5. sched.,
  6. scheduled,
  7. scheduled caste,
  8. scheduled castes,
  9. scheduled territories,
  10. scheduler

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

4. table, register. See list1. 6. register, list, enroll, tabulate.

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British Dictionary definitions for schedule


/ (ˈʃɛdjuːl, esp US ˈskɛdʒʊəl) /


verb (tr)

to make a schedule of or place in a schedule
to plan to occur at a certain time
Derived Formsschedular, 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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Word Origin and History for schedule
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Idioms and Phrases with schedule


see on schedule.

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