[ kal-uhn-der ]
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  1. a table or register with the days of each month and week in a year: He marked the date on his calendar.

  2. 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, Islamic calendar, Jewish calendar, Julian calendar.

  1. a list or register, especially one arranged chronologically, as of appointments, work to be done, or cases to be tried in a court.

  2. a list, in the order to be considered, of bills, resolutions, etc., brought before a legislative body.

  3. Obsolete. a guide or example.

verb (used with object)
  1. to enter in a calendar; register.

Origin of calendar

First recorded in 1175–1225; Middle English calender, from Anglo-French, from Latin calendārium “account book,” equivalent to Calend(ae) calends (when debts were due) + -ārium -ary

Other words for calendar

Other words from calendar

  • ca·len·dri·cal [kuh-len-dri-kuhl], /kəˈlɛn drɪ kəl/, ca·len·dric, cal·en·dar·i·al [kal-uhn-dair-ee-uhl], /ˌkæl ənˈdɛər i əl/, cal·en·dar·i·an, cal·en·dar·ic, adjective
  • un·cal·en·dared, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for calendar


/ (ˈkælɪndə) /

  1. a system for determining the beginning, length, and order of years and their divisions: See also Gregorian calendar, Jewish calendar, Julian calendar, Revolutionary calendar, Roman calendar

  2. a table showing any such arrangement, esp as applied to one or more successive years

  1. a list, register, or schedule of social events, pending court cases, appointments, etc

  1. (tr) to enter in a calendar; schedule; register

Origin of calendar

C13: via Norman French from Medieval Latin kalendārium account book, from Kalendae the calends, when interest on debts became due

Derived forms of calendar

  • calendrical (kæˈlɛndrɪkəl) or calendric, adjective

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