Meaning of “timetable” in the English Dictionary

"timetable" in British English

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timetablenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtaɪmˌteɪ.bəl/ us /ˈtaɪmˌteɪ.bəl/

B1 a detailed plan showing when events or activities will happen :

The timetable for our trip to Paris includes visits to Notre-Dame and the Louvre.
Here is the timetable of events for the day.
the timetable for the withdrawal of US troops from the country

UK US schedule a list of the times when buses, trains, and planes leave and arrive :

Do you have a train timetable that I could borrow?

A2 UK US schedule a list of the times when classes in school happen:

The first lesson on the timetable for Monday morning is history.

More examples

  • In the new timetable, there's a clash between history and physics.
  • We had to adapt our plans to fit Jack's timetable.
  • The government has published its timetable for education reform.
  • I need to look at the timetable to see if I can get to Manchester this evening.

timetableverb [ T usually passive ]

uk /ˈtaɪmˌteɪ.bəl/ us /ˈtaɪmˌteɪ.bəl/ UK US also UK schedule

(Definition of “timetable” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"timetable" in American English

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timetablenoun [ C ]

us /ˈtɑɪmˌteɪ·bəl/

a list of the times when particular activities or events will happen; schedule:

An election is expected in one or two years, although no timetable has been announced.

(Definition of “timetable” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"timetable" in Business English

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timetablenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtaɪmˌteɪbl/ us

a plan of the dates when something should happen or when the different parts of a process or activity should be completed:

a timetable for (doing) sth What is the timetable for completing the merger?
There is no timetable as yet for installation of all the facilities at the new science center.
set/give/announce a timetable Aid organizations are accusing G8 countries of failing to set a clear timetable for increasing aid.
a timetable to do sth Ernst & Young has set a six-month timetable to make a decision.
a specific/strict/detailed timetable
See also

US also schedule TRANSPORT a list of the times when buses, trains, or planes leave and arrive:

a bus/train/railway timetable

timetableverb [ T, usually passive ]

uk /ˈtaɪmˌteɪbl/ us

to make a plan of the dates for something to happen or the different parts of a process or activity to be completed:

be timetabled for sth Elections are timetabled for the second half of next year.
The firm has timetabled an aggressive series of product launches.

(Definition of “timetable” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)