- to interpolate; interpose.
- to insert (an extra day, month, etc.) in the calendar.
Origin of intercalate
Synonyms for intercalate
Related Words for intercalatedintroduce, stick, enter, implant, include, embed, inject, imbed, import, ship, send, infringe, invade, encroach, meddle, interfere, admit, intrude, set, interlope
Examples from the Web for intercalated
Historical Examples of intercalated
The list, therefore, begins anew with the intercalated month.The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria
This month Uayeb consists of the five intercalated days only.A Glimpse at Guatemala
Anne Cary Maudslay
What is the meaning of these intercalated glacial accumulations?Fragments of Earth Lore
To provide for the six additional hours of the year, they intercalated twelve and a half days every fifty-two years.History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)
John William Draper
These are of 3986 days, thus causing the intercalated days to come at the same time in all three.
- to insert (one or more days) into the calendar
- to interpolate or insert
Word Origin for intercalate
- Inserted between two others; interposed.