A schedule is a plan of things to be done and the time when they will be done. It is the thing you write down in your planner. If you're a student, you probably have your class schedule memorized within the first few weeks of school.

This noun derives from Middle English sedule "slip of parchment or paper, note," from Late Latin schedula, from scheda "a strip of papyrus," from Greek schida "a splinter of wood." The modern spelling schedule did not become established until the mid 17th century. And the current American pronunciation, patterned on words such as scheme and school, was not in use until the 19th century.

Definitions of schedule

n an ordered list of times at which things are planned to occur

network programming
the schedule of programs to be broadcast on a network
a schedule of times of arrivals and departures
a schedule listing events and the times at which they will take place
Type of:
list, listing
a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics)

n a temporally organized plan for matters to be attended to

agenda, docket
fare, menu
an agenda of things to do
Type of:
plan, program, programme
a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished

v make a schedule; plan the time and place for events

“I scheduled an exam for this afternoon”
program, programme
arrange a program of or for
assign a new time and place for an event
Type of:
make plans for something

v plan for an activity or event

“I've scheduled a concert next week”
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assign a time for an activity or event
engage for a performance
enter into a calendar
assign a time slot
Type of:
make plans for something

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