AskDefine | Define schedule

Dictionary Definition



1 a temporally organized plan for matters to be attended to [syn: agenda, docket]
2 an ordered list of times at which things are planned to occur


1 plan for an activity or event; "I've scheduled a concert next week"
2 make a schedule; plan the time and place for events; "I scheduled an exam for this afternoon"

User Contributed Dictionary



  • (RP) /ˈʃɛdjul/
  • (US) /ˈskɛ.dʒul/ or /ˈskɛd.jul/


  1. A time-based plan of events. A plan of what is to occur, and at what time it is to occur. A conveyance of such a plan, e.g. a written list.
  2. An ordered list or table, e.g. a fee schedule.
  3. An annex or appendix to a statute or other regulatory instrument.
  4. An allocation or ordering of a set of tasks on one or several resources.


time-based plan of events


  1. To create a schedule.
  2. To add a meeting, appointment or event to one's personal schedule.
    I'll schedule you for three-o'clock then.


Extensive Definition

A timetable or schedule is an organized list, usually set out in tabular form, providing information about a series of arranged events: in particular, the time at which it is planned these events will take place.
schedule in Czech: Jízdní řád
schedule in German: Fahrplan
schedule in Italian: Orario ferroviario
schedule in Dutch: Dienstregeling
schedule in Japanese: 時刻表
schedule in Polish: Rozkład jazdy
schedule in Finnish: Aikataulu
schedule in Chinese: 時間表

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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