Definition of schedule verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

        

    schedule

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈskedʒuːl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈskedʒuːl//
     
    ; BrE also BrE//ˈʃedʒuːl//
     
    , also BrE//ˈʃedjuːl//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they schedule
    BrE BrE//ˈskedʒuːl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈskedʒuːl//
     
    ; BrE also BrE//ˈʃedʒuːl//
     
    , also BrE//ˈʃedjuːl//
     
    he / she / it schedules
    BrE BrE//ˈskedʒuːlz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈskedʒuːlz//
     
    ; BrE also BrE//ˈʃedʒuːlz//
     
    , also BrE//ˈʃedjuːlz//
     
    past simple scheduled
    BrE BrE//ˈskedʒuːld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈskedʒuːld//
     
    ; BrE also BrE//ˈʃedʒuːld//
     
    , also BrE//ˈʃedjuːld//
     
    past participle scheduled
    BrE BrE//ˈskedʒuːld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈskedʒuːld//
     
    ; BrE also BrE//ˈʃedʒuːld//
     
    , also BrE//ˈʃedjuːld//
     
    -ing form scheduling
    BrE BrE//ˈskedʒuːlɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈskedʒuːlɪŋ//
     
    ; BrE also BrE//ˈʃedʒuːlɪŋ//
     
    , also BrE//ˈʃedjuːlɪŋ//
     
    Business deals, Business meetings, Office life
     
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  1. 1  [usually passive] to arrange for something to happen at a particular time schedule something (for something) The meeting is scheduled for Friday afternoon. One of the scheduled events is a talk on alternative medicine. We'll be stopping here for longer than scheduled. schedule somebody/something to do something I'm scheduled to arrive in LA at 5 o'clock. See related entries: Business deals, Business meetings, Office life
  2. 2schedule something (as something) (formal) to include something in an official list of things The substance has been scheduled as a poison.
  3. Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘scroll, explanatory note, appendix’): from Old French cedule, from late Latin schedula ‘slip of paper’, diminutive of scheda, from Greek skhedē ‘papyrus leaf’. The verb dates from the mid 19th cent.Extra examples The Grand Prix is scheduled to take place on July 4. The film is scheduled for release next month. The meeting was originally scheduled for March 12. Filming is scheduled to begin in May. I’ll try to schedule you in next week. It was originally scheduled for July 16. No regular classes were scheduled on Wednesdays. We’ll be stopping here for longer than scheduled.
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