American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various systems of reckoning time in which the beginning, length, and divisions of a year are defined.
- n. A table showing the months, weeks, and days in at least one specific year.
- n. A schedule of events.
- n. An ordered list of matters to be considered: a calendar of court cases; the bills on a legislative calendar.
- n. Chiefly British A catalog of a university.
- v. To enter in a calendar; schedule.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A collection of monthly astronomical tables for a year, arranged by weeks and days, with accompanying data; an almanac. It was so called from the Roman calendæ, the name given to the first day of the month, and written in large letters at the head of each month.
- n. A system of reckoning time, especially the method of fixing the length and divisions of the year.
- n. A table or tables of the days of each month in a year, with their numbers, for use in fixing dates.
- n. A table or catalogue of persons, events, etc., made out in order of time, as a list of saints with the dates of their festivals, or of the causes to be tried in a court; specifically, in British universities, a chronological statement of the exercises, lectures, examinations, etc., of a year or of a course of study.
- n. A guide; anything set up to regulate one's conduct.
- n. A series of emblematic pictures of the months: a common motive of decoration during the middle ages, in sculpture, painted glass, earthenware tiles, and the like. For each month the zodiacal sign is represented, with one or more persons engaged in labors or sports characteristic of the month.
- To enter or write in a calendar; register.
- n. A machine consisting of two or more cylinders or rolls revolving very nearly in contact, between which are passed woven fabrics, paper, etc., for preparation or finishing by means of great pressure, often aided by heat communicated from the interior of the cylinders. The object of the calender for cloth and paper is to give the material a perfectly smooth and equal surface, and sometimes to produce a superficial glaze, as in certain cotton and linen fabrics and what is specifically called
calendered paper, or a wavy sheen, as in watered silk, etc. The larger rolls in such a calender are usually made of solidified paper or pasteboard turned exactly true, with intermediate castiron cylinders. Calenders are attached to paper-making machines for expressing the water from the felted web of paper, and for the finishing processes of smoothing and glazing. They are also used for spreading india-rubber into sheets suitable for making rubber fabrics, etc.
- n. An establishment in which woven fabrics are prepared for market by the use of the calender and the other necessary processes.
- n. [Prop. calendrer, q. v.] A calendrer.
- n. Any system by which time is divided into days, weeks, months, and years.
- n. A means to determine the date consisting of a document containing dates and other temporal information.
- n. A list of planned events.
- v. law To set a date for a proceeding in court, usually done by a judge at a calendar call.
- v. To enter or write in a calendar; to register.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An orderly arrangement of the division of time, adapted to the purposes of civil life, as years, months, weeks, and days; also, a register of the year with its divisions; an almanac.
- n. (Eccl.) A tabular statement of the dates of feasts, offices, saints' days, etc., esp. of those which are liable to change yearly according to the varying date of Easter.
- n. An orderly list or enumeration of persons, things, or events; a schedule.
- v. To enter or write in a calendar; to register.
- n. a system of timekeeping that defines the beginning and length and divisions of the year
- n. a tabular array of the days (usually for one year)
- n. a list or register of events (appointments or social events or court cases etc)
- v. enter into a calendar
- From Old French calendier, from Latin calendarium ("account book"), from calendae ("the first day of the month"), from calare ("to announce solemnly, to call out (the sighting of the new moon)"), from Proto-Indo-European *kel-. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English calender, from Old French calendier, from Late Latin kalendārium, from Latin, account book, from kalendae, calends (from the fact that monthly interest was due on the calends). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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