- 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
Synonyms for scheduleSee more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com
Related Words for scheduledexpected, anticipated, right, deserved, fit, becoming, merited, fitting, coming, fair, justified, equitable, good, just, obligatory, requisite, rightful, suitable, condign, rhadamanthine
Examples from the Web for scheduled
Contemporary Examples of scheduled
There were no deaths on scheduled commercial aviation flights in 2014, in a system that operates 68,000 flights a day.Annoying Airport Delays Might Prevent You From Becoming the Next AirAsia 8501
January 6, 2015
After two nights in detention, he was scheduled to be deported back to Turkey on Monday.Pope-Shooter Ali Agca’s Very Weird Vatican Visit
Barbie Latza Nadeau
December 29, 2014
But on Monday, when he was scheduled to appear in court, KSM was back in his detention site.9/11 Mastermind Is Afraid of the Ladies
December 16, 2014
It was with this ammunition that Australians organized protests at events where Blanc was scheduled to appear.The Secret World of Pickup Artist Julien Blanc
December 1, 2014
The President was scheduled to arrive at noon, which was perfect.I Shot Bin Laden
November 16, 2014
Historical Examples of scheduled
The great northern drive was scheduled to begin May 15, 1917.Negro Migration during the War
Emmett J. Scott
The strike was scheduled to begin on the first day of August.The Forbidden Trail
The total value of the property of this Bishop was scheduled at about £3,000.The Book-Hunter in London
In 1860, half of the United States artillery was scheduled for conversion.Artillery Through the Ages
He's almost got it, but you know intuitions of that caliber can't be scheduled.The Galaxy Primes
Edward Elmer Smith
- arranged or planned according to a programme, timetable, etca scheduled meeting; a change to the scheduled programmes on TV tonight
- (of an aircraft or a flight) part of a regular service, not specially chartered
- British (of a building, place of historic interest, etc) entered on a list of places to be preservedSee also listed building
- 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 for schedule
Word Origin and History for scheduled
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 scheduled
see on schedule.