- a machine in which cloth, paper, or the like, is smoothed, glazed, etc., by pressing between rotating cylinders.
- a machine for impregnating fabric with rubber, as in the manufacture of automobile tires.
- to press in a calender.
Origin of calender
- (in Islamic countries) one of an order of mendicant dervishes founded in the 14th century.
Origin of qalandar
Examples from the Web for calender
“Ay, where the Frenchmen live that calender worsted,” returned Giles.The Armourer's Prentices
Charlotte M. Yonge
The verb to calender, to press and gloss cloth, etc., is from Old Fr.The Romance of Words (4th ed.)
They are then subjected to the powerful pressure of the calender rollers.
The calender is also used to press rubber into sheets of uniform thickness.The Wonder Book of Knowledge
Whereof at present we find experience in the Calender we observe.The Works of Sir Thomas Browne (Volume 2 of 3)
- a machine in which paper or cloth is glazed or smoothed by passing between rollers
- (tr) to subject (material) to such a process
- a member of a mendicant order of dervishes in Turkey, Iran, and India
Word Origin and History for calender
"to pass through a calender," a machine which smooths and presses paper, cloth, etc., 1510s, from Middle French calandre, the machine name, from Medieval Latin calendra (see calender (n.)).
"machine which smooths and presses paper, cloth, etc.," 1510s (late 13c. in surnames of persons who use such a machine), 1510s, from Old French calandreur, from Medieval Latin calendra "cloth-pressing machine," so called from the shape of the machine used, from Latin cylindrus, from Greek kylindros "roll, cylinder" (see cylinder).