I'm looking for a single word or a phrase that means "Things to do / tasks". It can be an English word or phrase, or a neologism: todolist, thingslist, etc. Or a word that means "a task or item of work done while travelling".

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    What do you mean by "things to do"? It's an idiom with special meanings and uses, and it may not mean what you think it means, in various contexts. – John Lawler Apr 6 '15 at 16:13
  • You're looking for an English word that is in a different language?! I don't understand… – Janus Bahs Jacquet Apr 6 '15 at 16:55
  • I'm looking for a single word or other words that means "Things to do". It can be in english , it might be synonym. it can be in different language. eg: todolist, thingslist etc – Kijan Maharjan Apr 6 '15 at 16:59
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    What @John said. "Don't ask him to help. He's got things to do" means you shouldn't bother him because he's too busy to help. But "Don't ask him to help. He's got an agenda" means he might go through the motions of helping you, but actually he'd be serving his own hidden agenda. – FumbleFingers Apr 6 '15 at 17:07
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    Can you tell us where or how you would use such a word or phrase? That would make more transparent how we can help you, or whether we should. – Jim Reynolds Apr 6 '15 at 17:14

Agenda (Latin gerundive - neuter plural of agendum) - things which are to be done.


If you are referring to "things to do" without any particular direction, like a list of fun things to do while on vacation in Italy,

Activity n. Something done for pleasure or entertainment, especially one involving movement or an excursion.

from Wiktionary.

You could also be referring to things which require completion. In that case,

Task n. 1) A piece of work done as part of one’s duties. 2) A difficult or tedious undertaking.

also from Wiktionary.


Schedule. Careful with agenda. Agenda is often associated with nefarious activity or unstated/hidden purpose (particularly in politics). In a business meeting the use of agenda is clear. Elsewhere? I'm not so sure.

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