- a table or register with the days of each month and week in a year: He marked the date on his calendar.
- any of various systems of reckoning time, especially with reference to the beginning, length, and divisions of the year.Compare Chinese calendar, Gregorian calendar, Hindu calendar, Jewish calendar, Julian calendar, Muslim calendar.
- a list or register, especially one arranged chronologically, as of appointments, work to be done, or cases to be tried in a court.
- a list, in the order to be considered, of bills, resolutions, etc., brought before a legislative body.
- Obsolete. a guide or example.
- to enter in a calendar; register.
Origin of calendar
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Examples from the Web for calendar
Mark your calendar for the global summit, April 22 to 24 in NYC!Save the Date: Women in the World 2015
December 23, 2014
Chanukah itself is a relatively minor holiday on the religious Jewish calendar.I Ate Potato Pancakes Til I Plotzed
December 17, 2014
Even if they managed two or three days of hearings for Lynch, the calendar automatically goes into the following week.What If the United States Had No Attorney General?
November 14, 2014
Only there will they be able to have an abortion performed, but first, they must wait—exactly 72 hours, not three calendar days.Abortion in Missouri Is the Wait of a Lifetime
November 12, 2014
He then got rid of all the ridiculous sides of it: like the 10-day calendar, the cult of the Supreme Being, and mass guillotines.Napoleon Was a Dynamite Dictator
November 7, 2014
If that be holiness, I could show you hogs in this forest who are fit to head the calendar.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
Calendar's chuckle was not audible, but he broke the pause that followed.
Had she any tangible ground for believing that Calendar could be found in Queensborough?
Calendar surrendered an untenable position as gracefully as could be wished.
(Kirkwood set his mouth savagely) Calendar should have a run for his money!
- a system for determining the beginning, length, and order of years and their divisionsSee also Gregorian calendar, Jewish calendar, Julian calendar, Revolutionary calendar, Roman calendar
- a table showing any such arrangement, esp as applied to one or more successive years
- a list, register, or schedule of social events, pending court cases, appointments, etc
- (tr) to enter in a calendar; schedule; register
Word Origin and History for calendar
c.1200, "system of division of the year;" mid-14c. as "table showing divisions of the year;" from Old French calendier "list, register," from Latin calendarium "account book," from calendae/kalendae "calends" the first day of the Roman month -- when debts fell due and accounts were reckoned -- from calare "to announce solemnly, call out," as the priests did in proclaiming the new moon that marked the calends, from PIE root kele- (2) "to call, shout" (see claim (v.)).
Taken by the early Church for its register list of saints and their feast days. The -ar spelling in English is 17c. to differentiate it from the now obscure calender "cloth-presser."