Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A list of times of departures and arrivals; a timetable: a bus schedule; a schedule of guided tours.
  • n. A plan for performing work or achieving an objective, specifying the order and allotted time for each part: finished the project on schedule.
  • n. A printed or written list of items in tabular form: a schedule of postal rates.
  • n. A program of events or appointments expected in a given time: Can you fit me into your schedule Tuesday afternoon?
  • n. A student's program of classes.
  • n. A supplemental statement of details appended to a document.
  • n. A federally regulated list of controlled substances, ranked in classes by potential for abuse.
  • n. One of the ranks or classes in such a list.
  • transitive v. To enter on a schedule: calculate and schedule each tax deduction on the proper form.
  • transitive v. To make up a schedule for: I haven't scheduled the coming week yet.
  • transitive v. To plan or appoint for a certain time or date: scheduled a trip in June; was scheduled to arrive Monday.
  • transitive v. To list or rank (a controlled substance) in a schedule.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To create a time-schedule.
  • v. To plan an activity at a specific date or time in the future.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A written or printed scroll or sheet of paper; a document; especially, a formal list or inventory; a list or catalogue annexed to a larger document, as to a will, a lease, a statute, etc.
  • transitive v. To form into, or place in, a schedule.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make a schedule of, as of a number of objects.
  • To include in a schedule, as any object.
  • n. A paper stating details, usually in a tabular form or list, and often as an appendix or explanatory addition to another document, as a complete list of all the objects contained in a certain house, belonging to a certain person, or the like, intended to accompany a bill of sale, a deed of gift, or other legal paper or proceeding; any list, catalogue, or table: as, chemicals are in schedule A of the tariff law.
  • n. Synonyms Register, Inventory, etc. See list.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. make a schedule; plan the time and place for events
  • n. a temporally organized plan for matters to be attended to
  • v. plan for an activity or event
  • n. an ordered list of times at which things are planned to occur

Etymologies

Middle 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-.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French cedule ( > French cédule), from Late Latin schedula ("papyrus strip"), diminutive of Latin scheda, from Ancient Greek σχέδη (skhedē, "papyrus leaf") (Wiktionary)

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