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

  • n. Something to be done, especially an item on a program or list.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A task which ought to be done.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Something to be done; in the pl., a memorandum book; also, a list of items to be considered. See agenda.
  • n. A church service; a ritual or liturgy. [In this sense, usually Agenda.]

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A thing to be done: usually in the plural, things to be done; duties.
  • n. Especially— Matters of ecclesiastical practice; ritual or liturgy. As a collective singular, a memorandum-book.

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

  • n. a list of matters to be taken up (as at a meeting)


Latin, neuter gerundive of agere, to do; see ag- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin agendum, substantive use of the neuter singular of agendus ("which ought to be done"), future passive participle (gerundive) of agō ("I do, act, make"). (Wiktionary)



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  • The singular of agenda -- and better because it means that there's less that you have to do!

    December 9, 2006