From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishschedulesched‧ule1 /ˈʃedjuːl, ˈske- $ ˈskedʒʊl, -dʒəl/ ●●● S2 W3 AWL noun [countable] 1 PLANa plan of what someone is going to do and when they are going to do iton schedule (=at the planned time) The majority of holiday flights depart and arrive on schedule.ahead of/behind schedule (=before or after the planned time) Meg’s new book is still well ahead of schedule. How can he fit everything into his busy schedule? I’m going to be working to a very tight schedule (=including a lot of things that must be done in a short time).2 American EnglishTT a list that shows the times that buses, trains etc leave or arrive at a particular place SYN timetable British English3 LISTa formal list of something, for example prices a schedule of postal chargesTHESAURUSschedule a detailed plan of what someone is going to do and when they will do it, especially someone importantHe has a very busy schedule.The president’s schedule includes a two-day visit to St Petersburg.timetable British English, schedule American English a written list that shows the exact times when something will happen, for example when planes or buses leave, or when classes at school take placeThe timetable said there was another train at 6.15.According to the class schedule, English 104 is at 10 am in Royce Hall. programme British English, program American English a plan that shows the order of activities at a ceremony, sports meeting, public event etcWho is organizing the conference programme?the next event on the programagenda a list of the subjects that will be discussed at a meetingAttached is the agenda for the budget committee meeting.the final item on the agendatimeline a plan for when things will happen or how long you think something will take – used especially in business EnglishThe timeline for the project is less than six months from start to finish.What is the usual timeline from the sale of a house to the day you can move in?itinerary a plan or list of the places you will visit on a journey, usually with the date or time that you will be thereThe Travel Pack includes a detailed itinerary, maps, and a travel guide.Let me know your itinerary when you know it.
Examples from the Corpusschedule• Do you have a schedule for the tour?• Due to the bad weather, the building work was already behind schedule.• I know, we're a week behind schedule already.• She took time out of a busy schedule to talk to us.• Starting with the daily schedule, we can see how deeply entrenched the factory model of schooling is in most secondary schools.• Typically, managers focus on operating their area of assigned responsibility for efficiency, cost containment, and compliance with delivery schedules.• Medicare pays for each test according to its schedule of fees.• I make sure that I have a fairly light schedule in the summer when the kids are on vacation.• For once, I managed to finish the book I was writing ahead of schedule.• Tom arrived on schedule at twenty to eight.• Yet, as we turned off the Buxton Road and into Ashford-in-the-Water, we found ourselves back on schedule and completely relaxed.• The building should be completed on schedule.• The flight was cancelled, and that really messed our schedule up.• As mentioned earlier, pay, hours and grade are validated against the pay schedule entered on the previous screen.• While the car is being repaired or serviced we ignore any limitations as to driving or use as shown in the policy schedule.• Clients sign contracts to become participants and agree to adhere to a rigorous schedule.• The President's schedule included a visit to a children's hospital.• The President's schedule includes a two-day visit to St Petersburg.• An examination of television schedules did not show an unending stream of violent programmes, Mr Glencross said.• What's the schedule for today's meeting?• According to the schedule, the first lecture begins at 9.00 am.• It's important that everyone on the project keeps to the schedule.• She has a pretty tight schedule, but she may be able to meet you for lunch.• As for the time schedule, it is easy to underestimate the costs of complete data collection and the final report preparation.• The director was given a budget of $10 million and so far the film seems to be going according to schedule.• Various minor ailments can interfere with your training schedule.• Do you have a work schedule for this week, Doreen?• What's your schedule like on Wednesdays?tight schedule• The scrutiny process as a tight schedule and is in four parts: investigation; action plan; implementation; implementation report.• It was an alarmingly tight schedule.• Construction only began in mid-October and recent heavy rains have hampered the already tight schedule.• More than two-thirds were businessmen who travel on tight schedules and pay high fares.• Renwick fell silent, too, calculating the tight schedule ahead.• The animals, too, adhere to tight schedules.• Visiting a school in Doncaster in December 1989, Charles was on another very tight schedule, again with BitC.• Very tight schedule, ya know.scheduleschedule2 ●●● S3 AWL verb [transitive] TIME THAT IS PLANNEDto plan that something will happen at a particular timebe scheduled for June/Monday etc The elections are scheduled for mid-June.be scheduled for release/publication/completion etc Her first album is scheduled for release in September.be scheduled to do something Meetings are scheduled to take place all over the country.scheduled flight/service (=a plane service that flies at the same time every day or every week) Prices include scheduled flights from Heathrow. We will not cancel your holiday less than eight weeks before the scheduled departure date.Grammar Schedule is usually passive.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpusschedule• I've scheduled a meeting for tomorrow. I hope everyone can attend.• The first game is provisionally scheduled for January 26.• Parliamentary elections are scheduled for March 3 -- more than a year before the Socialists' term officially ends.• The earliest UltraSparc-III silicon is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 1996.• Atlantis is scheduled next month to retrieve Linenger and deliver replacement astronaut Michael Foale.• The Bill was scheduled to complete its remaining parliamentary stages early this week.• McVeigh is scheduled to die by lethal injection May 16 at a federal prison in Terre Haute.• Clearly the biggest problem was what to do about the tour, scheduled to leave Oxford at 9.30 a.m. bound for Stratford-upon-Avon.• And the unit is not scheduled to return to Norfolk until late February or early March.• Monday's performance of St Matthew's Passion is scheduled to start at 7.30 pm.• Lawmakers initially had been scheduled to vote on the bill Friday, but postponed the balloting for lack of sufficient votes.• If you schedule your practice routine to include one exercise a week, you should learn the musical scale pretty quickly.scheduled flight/service• Not a scheduled flight, for McKenna would be watching those.• Prices include scheduled flights from Heathrow.• There are scheduled services in and out of Red Lake Airport from a variety of points, more details from.• Practically every scheduled flight is sold out, including extra flights.• On scheduled flights sporting equipment may be carried as part of your baggage allowance.• The price of £639 includes scheduled flights, transfer and dinner, bed and breakfast.• Travel will be on scheduled flights with a choice of departure from either Gatwick or Heathrow airports.From Longman Business Dictionaryschedulesched‧ule1 /ˈʃedjuːlˈskedʒʊl, -dʒəl/ noun [countable]1a plan of what someone is going to do and when they are going to do itI’ve got a very full schedule (=I will be very busy because a lot of meetings and other activities have been arranged) today.Our production schedule is tight and we may need extra staff.We are running several weeks behind schedule.The company is on schedule to bring out its new product in March.2American English the list of television or radio programmes that are broadcastThe dramatic news disrupted all the TV schedules.His show was a big success for the channel’s daytime schedule.3a formal list of something, for example pricesa schedule of postal charges4LAW a list added to a law, contract, or other formal document, giving details of things affected by the main documentThe Supplier will supply to the Company the products set out in Schedule 1 to this Agreement.5INSURANCE a list sent with an insurance policy document which gives details of the things that the policy coversSee the attached schedule of insurance. 6 (also tax schedule)TAX one of the different classes that incomes are put into under tax law. For example, in Britain there are six schedules from A to F, and income from employment falls into Schedule EThis amount will be taxed as income under Schedule F.7American EnglishTAX a tax form for one of the different classes of incomescheduleschedule2 verb [transitive] to plan that something will happen at a particular timeschedule something forI’ve scheduled a meeting for this afternoon.be scheduled to do somethingThe new airport is scheduled to open just before Christmas.There are daily scheduled flights (=that fly at the same time every day) to Geneva, Zurich, or Basle.→ See Verb tableOrigin schedule1 (1300-1400) Old French cedule “piece of paper, note”, from Late Latin schedula, from Latin scheda “sheet of papyrus”