Definitions of program

  1. a radio or television show; " did you see his program last night?"
  2. ( computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute; " the program required several hundred lines of code"
  3. a course of academic studies; " he was admitted to a new program at the university"
  4. a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished; " they drew up a six- step plan"; " they discussed plans for a new bond issue"
  5. a document stating the aims and principles of a political party; " their candidate simply ignored the party platform"; " they won the election even though they offered no positive program"
  6. write a computer program
  7. a performance ( or series of performances) at a public presentation; " the program lasted more than two hours"
  8. a system of projects or services intended to meet a public need; " he proposed an elaborate program of public works"; " working mothers rely on the day care program"
  9. an announcement of the events that will occur as part of a theatrical or sporting event; " you can't tell the players without a program"
  10. an integrated course of academic studies; " he was admitted to a new program at the university"
  11. arrange a program of or for; " program the 80th birthday party"
  12. Same as Programme.
  13. A brief outline giving in order the features that make up a public entertainment, ceremony, etc.; the features that make up the entertainment, etc.; a regular plan of action in any undertaking. Also, programme.
  14. Order of any proceeding drawn up beforehand.
  15. A list of exercises, as for an entertainment; any prearranged plan.
  16. An outline published beforehand; an outline of the order to be pursued in any public exercise, performance or entertainment.

Usage examples for program

  1. Using his art program Cade darkened her hair a few shades, then darkened it some more. – An Encounter in Atlanta by Ed Howdershelt
  2. If your program shows promise in six months, he said, You'll get more money. – An Encounter in Atlanta by Ed Howdershelt
  3. It was then that a parade not on the program took place. – Sube Cane by Edward Bellamy Partridge
  4. He wrote from the town of Shelby, where he has been teaching a classic school, and he inclosed the program of the exhibition. – Walter Sherwood's Probation by Horatio Alger
  5. A little; I love to dance, but a long program does weary me. – Patty's Suitors by Carolyn Wells
  6. In the meantime our own program is clear. – The League of the Leopard by Harold Bindloss
  7. The only thing to do was to make the best of it and plan the most unique program the brains of the whole household could devise. – Heart of Gold by Ruth Alberta Brown
  8. That means that the program must be simple, so that the masses can understand it. – The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society by Upton Sinclair
  9. But I ought to be laying out the program for to- day's work. – Camp Fires of the Wolf Patrol by Alan Douglas
  10. Statesmanship cannot rest upon the good sense of its program – A Preface to Politics by Walter Lippmann
  11. It was my dance program – The Other Side of the Door by Lucia Chamberlain
  12. Meanwhile, Kelgarries spoke briskly, we'll do what we can to speed up the program as it now stands. – The Defiant Agents by Andre Alice Norton
  13. He goes on to say he is expecting to hear from the gentleman almost any minute now and then he'll know better what the program is. – J. Poindexter, Colored by Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
  14. But we have to consider this question: Is the program of not having to pay anything a reality, or is it only a dream? – The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society by Upton Sinclair
  15. Then he sunk far down in his seat and buried his face in his program – Molly Brown's Sophomore Days by Nell Speed
  16. He secured Lana's program without waiting for the matron's indifferent permission. – All-Wool Morrison by Holman Day
  17. The worm's mail- back program would do this. – Underground by Suelette Dreyfus
  18. The program for the evening's entertainment was a varied one. – The Nameless Castle by Maurus Jókai
  19. But that's not a real program – The Samurai Strategy by Thomas Hoover
  20. It happens to all of us; you might as well get with the program that was the message. – O+F by John Moncure Wetterau