From Middle English kalender, from Old French calendier, from Latin calendarium (“account book”), from kalendae (“the first day of the month”), from calō (“to announce solemnly, to call out (the sighting of the new moon)”), from Proto-Indo-European *kelh₁-. Doublet of calendarium.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈkæl.ən.də/
- (US) enPR: kălʹəndər, IPA(key): /ˈkæl.ən.dɚ/, [ˈkʰæl.(ə)n.dɚ]
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- Rhymes: -æləndə(ɹ)
- Homophones: calender, qalandar, Callander
calendar (plural calendars)
- Any system by which time is divided into days, weeks, months, and years.
- The three principal calendars are the Gregorian, Jewish, and Islamic calendars.
- A means to determine the date consisting of a document containing dates and other temporal information.
- Write his birthday on the calendar hanging on the wall.
- A list of planned events.
- The club has a busy calendar this year.
- An orderly list or enumeration of persons, things, or events; a schedule.
- a calendar of bills presented in a legislative assembly; a calendar of causes arranged for trial in court
- 1625, Francis [Bacon], “Of Seditions and Troubles. XV.”, in The Essayes […], 3rd edition, London: […] Iohn Haviland for Hanna Barret, →OCLC, page 76:
- Shepherds of People, had need know the Kalenders of Tempeſts in State; which are commonly greateſt, when Things grow to Equality; As naturall Tempeſts are greateſt about the Æquinoctia.
- 1963, Margery Allingham, “Eye Witness”, in The China Governess: A Mystery, London: Chatto & Windus, →OCLC, page 249:
- The story struck the depressingly familiar note with which true stories ring in the tried ears of experienced policemen. […] The second note, the high alarum, not so familiar and always important since it indicates the paramount sin in Man's private calendar, took most of them by surprise although they had been well prepared.
- (US) An appointment book (US), appointment diary (UK)
- Calendar should not be confused with calender.
- Advent calendar
- calendar day
- calendar method
- calendar month
- calendar spread
- calendar year
- Chinese calendar
- cosmic calendar
- desktop calendar
- diagonal calendar
- French Republican Calendar
- Gregorian calendar
- Hebrew calendar
- Islamic calendar
- Jewish calendar
- Julian calendar
- lunar calendar
- lunisolar calendar
- Mayan Long Count calendar
- solar calendar
system by which time is divided
means to determine the date
list of planned events
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calendar (third-person singular simple present calendars, present participle calendaring, simple past and past participle calendared)
- (law) To set a date for a proceeding in court, usually done by a judge at a calendar call.
- The judge agreed to calendar a hearing for pretrial motions for the week of May 15, but did not agree to calendar the trial itself on a specific date.
- To enter or write in a calendar; to register.
- 1594–1597, Richard Hooker, J[ohn] S[penser], editor, Of the Lawes of Ecclesiastical Politie, […], London: […] Will[iam] Stansby [for Matthew Lownes], published 1611, →OCLC, (please specify the page):
- Wee are generally more apt to Kalender Saints then Sinners dayes.
to set a date for a proceeding in court
- (Gregorian calendar months) Gregorian calendar month; January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December (Category: en:Gregorian calendar months)
- (Hebrew calendar months) Hebrew calendar month; Tishrei, Cheshvan, Kislev, Tevet, Shevat, Adar, Nisan, Iyar, Sivan, Tammuz, Av, Elul (Category: en:Hebrew calendar months)
- (Islamic calendar months) Islamic calendar month; Muharram, Safar, Rabi I, Rabi II, Jumada I, Jumada II, Rajab, Sha'ban, Ramadan, Shawwal, Dhu'l-Qa'da, Dhu'l-Hijja (Category: en:Islamic months)
- călindar (popular)
Borrowed (in this form) from Latin calendārium. Compare the inherited doublet cărindar.
calendar n (plural calendare)
Declension of calendar
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