I. schedule sched‧ule 1 [ˈʆedjuːl ǁ ˈskedʒʊl, -dʒl] noun [countable]
1. a plan of what someone is going to do and when they are going to do it:

• I'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.

ˈaging ˌschedule
ACCOUNTING a way of listing a business's accounts receivable by date to show how quickly they are being paid and which ones are in danger of not being paid
2. the list of television or radio programmes that are broadcast:

• The dramatic news disrupted all the TV schedules.

• His show was a big success for the channel's daytime schedule.

3. a formal list of something, for example prices:

• a schedule of postal charges

4. LAW a list added to a law, contract, or other formal document, giving details of things affected by the main document:

• The Supplier will supply to the Company the products set out in Schedule 1 to this Agreement.

5. INSURANCE a list sent with an insurance policy document which gives details of the things that the policy covers:

• See 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 E:

• This amount will be taxed as income under Schedule F.

7. TAX a tax form for one of the different classes of income
  [m0] II. schedule schedule 2 verb [transitive]
to plan that something will happen at a particular time:
schedule something for

• I've scheduled a meeting for this afternoon.

schedule be scheduled to do something

• The 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.

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schedule UK US /ˈʃedjuːl/ US  /ˈskedʒuːl/ noun
[C] a plan of activities or tasks together with the times or dates when they are intended to happen or be done: »

a hectic/tight/busy schedule


The company will cut its first-quarter production schedule by 4%.


It's important that we have a flexible work schedule.

design/plan a schedule »

First and foremost you should plan a schedule for the project.


keep to/work to/have a schedule


a schedule of activities/events/meetings

Compare TIMETABLE(Cf. ↑timetable) noun
[C] US TRANSPORT a list of the times when buses, trains, and planes leave and arrive: »

a bus/train schedule

Compare TIMETABLE(Cf. ↑timetable) noun
[C] COMMUNICATIONS a list of television or radio programmes that are broadcast at particular times: »

television schedules


We are looking at ways to improve the daytime schedule.

[C] a formal list: »

a schedule of prices/rates

[C] LAW, INSURANCE an official list of things that are affected by a legal or insurance agreement: »

The paintings were added to the insurance schedule.

ahead of schedule — Cf. ahead of schedule
on schedule — Cf. on schedule
fall behind schedule — Cf. fall behind schedule
according to schedule — Cf. according to schedule
See also AGING SCHEDULE(Cf. ↑aging schedule), EARNINGS SCHEDULE(Cf. ↑earnings schedule), EMPLOYEE SCHEDULE(Cf. ↑employee schedule), TAX SCHEDULE(Cf. ↑tax schedule)
schedule UK US /ˈʃedjuːl/ US  /ˈskedʒuːl/ verb [T]
to arrange for an event or activity to happen at a particular time: »

The appeals court may rule after receiving a government response or may schedule a hearing.

be scheduled to do sth »

$227 million was scheduled to be paid to assorted hospitals and clinics.

schedule sth for Monday/May/next year, etc. »

The meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m.


be scheduled for release/completion/publication

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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