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
Ten Catholic schools in Montgomery County have followed a “hybrid” schedule that blends online and in-person learning in the fall, and seven offered fuller in-person learning.Montgomery County urges private schools to consider move to all-virtual learning | Donna St. George | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
What’s more, the company reached that goal two years ahead of schedule.Apple’s new D&I head has a track record of making a measurable difference | kristenlbellstrom | November 20, 2020 | Fortune
Not just for the Big Ten, among the conferences using Elmer’s to hold together its schedule.College football has been battered by covid. What’s most startling is our acceptance. | Barry Svrluga | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
If Cincinnati finishes unbeaten against a very tough schedule, it should absolutely be the fourth team.Cincinnati and BYU are making a case for the College Football Playoff. Is anyone listening? | John Feinstein | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
Under Whye’s leadership, the company reached this goal two years ahead of schedule.Exclusive: Apple hires Intel’s Barbara Whye as its new head of diversity | Michal Lev-Ram, writer | November 19, 2020 | Fortune
Cosby is still scheduling performances for early 2015, and not all of his December performances have been cancelled.How the World Turned on Bill Cosby: A Day-by-Day Account | Scott Porch | December 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Needless to say, scheduling major events on the Jewish High Holidays does nothing to assuage those concerns.Klutzy Conservative Jewish Outreach at the Values Voter Summit | Ben Jacobs | September 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The U.S. is scheduling up to 100 attack, surveillance, and humanitarian airdrop missions a day over Iraq.
Organized travel demands the scheduling of every waking hour.Obama’s Extravagant Summer Break? More Like, America’s Vacation-Deficit Disorder | Clive Irving | August 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
According to multiple reports, this scheduling shakeup had been a long time in the making.Late Night Adds Another White Dude: James Corden Replacing Craig Ferguson at ‘The Late Late Show’ | Amy Zimmerman | August 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
(c) Scheduling a report on disaster mitigation issues from the Office of Emergency Services, on the commission agenda as required.
Again it is chiefly that we are scheduling more and more flights.The Last Straw | William J. Smith
With his two girls, the young production manager does all the work of scheduling.The Knack of Managing | Lewis K. Urquhart and Herbert Watson
As the days passed the rigid scheduling of exploratory activities, always practiced by a trade mission, began to break down.Impact | Irving E. Cox
Death was the official arbiter of shift-changing, schedule-swapping and cross-scheduling.Makers | Cory Doctorow
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
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