Meaning of TIMETABLE in English

I. time ‧ ta ‧ ble 1 /ˈtaɪmˌteɪb ə l/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

1 . British English a list of the times at which buses, trains, planes etc arrive and leave SYN schedule American English

a railway/train/bus timetable

2 . a list of the times of classes in a school, college etc SYN schedule American English

3 . a plan of events and activities, with their dates and times SYN schedule

timetable for

The Council has set out a timetable for returning to civilian rule.

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▪ schedule a detailed plan of what someone is going to do and when they will do it, especially someone important:

He has a very busy schedule.


The President’s schedule includes a two-day visit to St Petersburg.

▪ timetable British English , schedule American English a written list that shows the exact times when something will happen, for example when planes or buses leave, or when classes at school take place:

The timetable said there was another train at 6.15.


According to the class schedule, English 104 is at 10 am in Royce Hall.

▪ programme British English , program American English a plan that shows the order of activities at a ceremony, sports meeting, public event etc:

Who is organizing the conference programme?


the next event on the program

▪ agenda a list of the subjects that will be discussed at a meeting:

Attached is the agenda for the budget committee meeting.


the final item on the agenda

▪ timeline a plan for when things will happen or how long you think something will take – used especially in business English:

The timeline for the project is less than six months from start to finish.


What is the usual timeline from the sale of a house to the day you can move in?

▪ itinerary a plan or list of the places you will visit on a journey, usually with the date or time that you will be there:

The Travel Pack includes a detailed itinerary, maps, and a travel guide.


Let me know your itinerary when you know it.

II. timetable 2 BrE AmE verb British English

1 . [transitive usually passive] to plan that something will happen at a particular time in the future SYN schedule :

The carnival parade is timetabled for 12.00 on both days.

2 . [intransitive and transitive] to arrange the times at which classes will take place in a school or college SYN schedule American English :

The course is timetabled for one period each week.

Art students have very few timetabled hours.

—timetabling noun [uncountable]

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.