Meaning of SCHEDULE in English


I. ˈske-(ˌ)jül, -jəl, Canad also ˈshe-, Britain usually ˈshe-(ˌ)dyül noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin scedula slip, page, charter, from Late Latin schedula slip of paper, diminutive of Latin * scheda strip of papyrus, probably back-formation from Latin schedium impromptu speech, from Greek schedion, from neuter of schedios casual; akin to Greek schedon near at hand, echein to seize, have

Date: 14th century


a. obsolete : a written document

b. : a statement of supplementary details appended to a legal or legislative document

2. : a written or printed list, catalog, or inventory ; also : timetable 1

3. : program ; especially : a procedural plan that indicates the time and sequence of each operation

finished on schedule

4. : a body of items to be dealt with : agenda

5. often capitalized : a governmental list of drugs all subject to the same legal restrictions and controls — usually used with a Roman numeral I to V indicating decreasing potential for abuse or addiction

II. transitive verb

( sched·uled ; sched·ul·ing )

Date: 1843

1. : to appoint, assign, or designate for a fixed time


a. : to place in a schedule

b. : to make a schedule of

• sched·ul·er noun

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