calender

[ kal-uhn-der ]
/ ˈkæl ən dər /

noun

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.

verb (used with object)

to press in a calender.

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Origin of calender

1505–15; <Middle French calandre, by vowel assimilation <*colandre<Vulgar Latin *colendra, for Latin cylindruscylinder; compare Middle English calendrer (<Anglo-French ) as name of occupation

OTHER WORDS FROM calender

cal·en·der·er, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH calender

calendar, calender , colander
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British Dictionary definitions for calender (1 of 2)

calender1
/ (ˈkælɪndə) /

noun

a machine in which paper or cloth is glazed or smoothed by passing between rollers

verb

(tr) to subject (material) to such a process

Word Origin for calender

C17: from French calandre, of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for calender (2 of 2)

calender2
/ (ˈkælɪndə) /

noun

a member of a mendicant order of dervishes in Turkey, Iran, and India

Word Origin for calender

from Persian kalandar
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