- sched|ule1 W3S3 [ˈʃedju:l, ˈske- US ˈskedʒul, -dʒəl] n[Date: 1300-1400; : Old French; Origin: cedule 'piece of paper, note', from Late Latin schedula, from Latin scheda 'sheet of papyrus']1.) a 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.) AmE a list that shows the times that buses, trains etc leave or arrive at a particular placeBritish Equivalent: timetable3.) a formal list of something, for example prices▪ a schedule of postal chargesschedule 2schedule2 v [T usually passive]to 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 sth▪ 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 8 weeks before the scheduled departure date .
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.