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

  • noun A list of times of departures and arrivals; a timetable.
  • noun A plan for performing work or achieving an objective, specifying the order and allotted time for each part.
  • noun A printed or written list of items in tabular form.
  • noun A program of events or appointments expected in a given time.
  • noun A student's program of classes.
  • noun A supplemental statement of details appended to a document.
  • noun A federally regulated list of controlled substances, ranked in classes by potential for abuse.
  • noun One of the ranks or classes in such a list.
  • transitive verb To enter on a schedule.
  • transitive verb To make up a schedule for.
  • transitive verb To plan or appoint for a certain time or date.
  • transitive verb To list or rank (a controlled substance) in a schedule.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A paper stating details, usually in a tabular form or list, and often as an appendix or explanatory addition to another document, as a complete list of all the objects contained in a certain house, belonging to a certain person, or the like, intended to accompany a bill of sale, a deed of gift, or other legal paper or proceeding; any list, catalogue, or table: as, chemicals are in schedule A of the tariff law.
  • noun Synonyms Register, Inventory, etc. See list.
  • To make a schedule of, as of a number of objects.
  • To include in a schedule, as any object.

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

  • noun A written or printed scroll or sheet of paper; a document; especially, a formal list or inventory; a list or catalogue annexed to a larger document, as to a will, a lease, a statute, etc.
  • transitive verb To form into, or place in, a schedule.

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

  • verb To create a time-schedule.
  • verb To plan an activity at a specific date or time in the future.

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

  • verb make a schedule; plan the time and place for events
  • noun a temporally organized plan for matters to be attended to
  • verb plan for an activity or event
  • noun an ordered list of times at which things are planned to occur


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

[Middle English sedule, slip of parchment or paper, note, from Old French cedule, from Late Latin schedula, diminutive of scheda, variant of Latin scida, papyrus strip, from Greek skhida, skhedē; perhaps akin to skhizein, to split; see schizo–.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old French cedule ( > French cédule), from Late Latin schedula ("papyrus strip"), diminutive of Latin scheda, from Ancient Greek σχέδη (skhedē, "papyrus leaf")


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