- interpolated; interposed.
- inserted or interpolated in the calendar, as an extra day or month.
- having such an inserted day, month, etc., as a particular year.
Origin of intercalary
Examples from the Web for intercalary
Historical Examples of intercalary
But to quit this episode, and to return to my intercalary year of happiness.Confessions of an English Opium-Eater
Thomas De Quincey
The intercalary month was inserted between the 23rd and 24th of February.The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1
Marcus Tullius Cicero
It might be that an intercalary month should be added, and cause delay.The Life of Cicero
Now in leap-year the 29th day of February is the additional or intercalary day.Our Calendar
George Nichols Packer
Also, no dendrobatid has intercalary elements in the digits.
- (of a day, month, etc) inserted in the calendar
- (of a particular year) having one or more days inserted
- inserted, introduced, or interpolated
- botany growing between the upper branches and the lower branches or bracts on a stem
Word Origin for intercalary
1610s, from Latin intercalarius, from intercalare (see intercalate).
- Occurring between two others, as an upstroke between two normal pulse beats in a pulse tracing.