Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An agenda.
  • noun Something to be done, especially an item on a program or list.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete A task which ought to be done.

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Latin, neuter gerundive of agere, to do; see ag- in Indo-European roots.]

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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").

Examples

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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