schedule

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French cedule (whence French cédule), from Late Latin schedula (papyrus strip), diminutive of Latin scheda, from Ancient Greek σχέδη (skhédē, papyrus leaf). Doublet of cedula and cedule.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈʃɛdjuːl/, /ˈʃɛdʒuːl/, /ˈskɛdjuːl/, /ˈskɛdʒuːl/[1]
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈskɛdʒʊl/, /ˈskɛdʒəl/, /ˈskɛdʒuəl/, /ˈskɛdʒul/[2]
    • (file)
  • (Indian English) IPA(key): /ˈʃɛdjuːl/
  • (Canada) IPA(key): /ˈskɛdʒu(ə)l/, /ˈskɛdʒuːl/, /ˈʃɛdʒu(ə)l/, /ˈʃɛdʒuːl/
  • (file)

NounEdit

schedule (plural schedules)

  1. (obsolete) A slip of paper; a short note. [14th-17th c.]
  2. (law) A written or printed table of information, often forming an annex or appendix to a statute or other regulatory instrument, or to a legal contract. [from 15th c.]
    schedule of tribes
    1. (US, law) One of the five divisions into which controlled drugs are classified, or the restrictions denoted by such classification. [from 20th c.]
  3. A serial record of items, systematically arranged.
    Synonyms: catalog, list, listing, register, registry, table
  4. A procedural plan, usually but not necessarily tabular in nature, indicating a sequence of operations and the planned times at which those operations are to occur. [from 19th c.]
    stick to the schedule
    we're running behind schedule
    things are happening ahead of schedule
    Synonyms: timeline, timetable
  5. (computer science) An allocation or ordering of a set of tasks on one or several resources. [from 20th c.]

DescendantsEdit

  • Cebuano: eskedyul
  • Indonesian: skedul
  • Japanese: スケジュール
  • Korean: 스케줄 (seukejul)

TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

schedule (third-person singular simple present schedules, present participle scheduling, simple past and past participle scheduled)

  1. To create a time-schedule.
  2. To plan an activity at a specific date or time in the future.
    I'll schedule you for three-o'clock then.
    The next elections are scheduled on the twentieth of November.
  3. To add a name to the list of people who are participating in something.
    I am scheduled for classes next month.
    Synonyms: sign up, register, reserve, enroll, book
  4. (Australia, medicine) To admit (a person) to hospital as an involuntary patient under a schedule of the Mental Health Act.
    whether or not to schedule a patient
    Synonym: (UK) section

TranslationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • “schedule” in the Canadian Oxford Dictionary, Second Edition, Oxford University Press, 2004.
  1. ^ “Definition of schedule in English”, in (please provide the title of the work)[1], Oxford Online Dictionaries, accessed 2014-04-15
  2. ^ “Definition of schedule in English”, in (please provide the title of the work)[2], Merriam-Webster, accessed 2015-01-31

Further readingEdit