schedule[ske′jo̵ol, -əl; Brit & often Cdn s̸hej′o̵ol, s̸hed′yo̵ol]
- Schedule is a plan for when things will occur or events will take place.
An example of schedule is the times when your courses start and end.
- To schedule is to set up a specific time when something will occur.
An example of schedule is when you make a doctor's appointment.
- Obsolete a paper with writing on it
- a list, catalog, or inventory of details, often as an explanatory supplement to a will, bill of sale, deed, tax form, etc.
- ☆ a list of times of recurring events, projected operations, arriving and departing trains, etc.; timetable
- ☆ a timed plan for a procedure or project
Origin of schedulealtered (infl. by LL) ; from Middle English sedule ; from Old French cedule ; from Late Latin schedula, diminutive of Classical Latin scheda, a strip of papyrus ; from Classical Greek schidē, splinter of wood, split piece ; from schizein, to split: see schizo-
- A list of times of departures and arrivals; a timetable: a bus schedule; a schedule of guided tours.
- A plan for performing work or achieving an objective, specifying the order and allotted time for each part: finished the project on schedule.
- A printed or written list of items in tabular form: a schedule of postal rates.
- a. A program of events or appointments expected in a given time: Can you fit me into your schedule Tuesday afternoon?b. A student's program of classes.
- A supplemental statement of details appended to a document.
- a. A federally regulated list of controlled substances, ranked in classes by potential for abuse.b. One of the ranks or classes in such a list.
transitive verbsched·uled, sched·ul·ing, sched·ules
- To enter on a schedule: calculate and schedule each tax deduction on the proper form.
- To make up a schedule for: I haven't scheduled the coming week yet.
- To plan or appoint for a certain time or date: scheduled a trip in June; was scheduled to arrive Monday.
- To list or rank (a controlled substance) in a schedule.
Origin of scheduleMiddle English sedule, slip of parchment or paper, note, from Old French cedule, from Late Latin schedula, diminutive of scheda, variant of Latin scida, papyrus strip, from Greek skhida, skhedē; perhaps akin to skhizein, to split; see schizo–.
- (law) An annex or appendix to a statute or other regulatory instrument, or to a legal contract. [from 15th c.]
- A timetable, or other time-based plan of events; a plan of what is to occur, and at what time. [from 19th c.]
- (US) Each of the five divisions into which controlled drugs are classified, or the restrictions denoted by such classification. [from 20th c.]
- (computer science) An allocation or ordering of a set of tasks on one or several resources. [from 20th c.]
(third-person singular simple present schedules, present participle scheduling, simple past and past participle scheduled)