Meaning of SCHEDULE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ʃedju:l, AM skedʒu:l ]

( schedules, scheduling, scheduled)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


A schedule is a plan that gives a list of events or tasks and the times at which each one should happen or be done.

He has been forced to adjust his schedule...

We both have such hectic schedules.

= timetable



You can use schedule to refer to the time or way something is planned to be done. For example, if something is completed on schedule , it is completed at the time planned.

The jet arrived in Johannesburg two minutes ahead of schedule...

Everything went according to schedule...

N-UNCOUNT : prep N


If something is scheduled to happen at a particular time, arrangements are made for it to happen at that time.

The space shuttle had been scheduled to blast off at 04:38...

A presidential election was scheduled for last December...

No new talks are scheduled.

VERB : usu passive , be V-ed to-inf , be V-ed for n , V-ed


A schedule is a written list of things, for example a list of prices, details, or conditions.

= list



A schedule is a list of all the times when trains, boats, buses, or aircraft are supposed to arrive at or leave a particular place. ( mainly AM; in BRIT, usually use timetable )

...a bus schedule.



In a school or college, a schedule is a diagram that shows the times in the week at which particular subjects are taught. ( AM; in BRIT, usually use timetable )


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