calendar

[kal-uhn-der]
noun
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, Jewish calendar, Julian calendar, Muslim calendar.
3.
a list or register, especially one arranged chronologically, as of appointments, work to be done, or cases to be tried in a court.
4.
a list, in the order to be considered, of bills, resolutions, etc., brought before a legislative body.
5.
Obsolete. a guide or example.
verb (used with object)
6.
to enter in a calendar; register.

Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English calender < Anglo-French < Latin calendārium account book, equivalent to Calend(ae) calends (when debts were due) + -ārium -ary; see -ar2

calendrical [kuh-len-dri-kuhl] , calendric, calendarial [kal-uhn-dair-ee-uhl] , calendarian, calendaric, adjective
uncalendared, adjective

calendar, calender, colander.


3. diary, schedule, program.
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calendar (ˈkælɪndə)
 
n
1.  Gregorian calendar Jewish calendar Julian calendar Revolutionary calendar See also Roman calendar a system for determining the beginning, length, and order of years and their divisions
2.  a table showing any such arrangement, esp as applied to one or more successive years
3.  a list, register, or schedule of social events, pending court cases, appointments, etc
 
vb
4.  (tr) to enter in a calendar; schedule; register
 
[C13: via Norman French from Medieval Latin kalendārium account book, from Kalendae the calends, when interest on debts became due]
 
calendrical
 
adj
 
ca'lendric
 
adj

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Word Origin & History

calendar
c.1200, "system of division of the year;" mid-14c. as "table showing divisions of the year;" from O.Fr. calendier "list, register," from L. calendarium "account book," from calendae/kalendae "calends" the first day of the Roman month -- when debts fell due and accounts were reckoned -- from calare "to
announce solemnly, call out," as the priests did in proclaiming the new moon that marked the calends, from PIE base kele- "to call, shout" (see claim). Taken by the early Church for its register list of saints and their feast days. The -ar spelling in English is 17c. to differentiate it from the now obscure calender "cloth-presser" (see calender).
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Slang Dictionary

calendar definition


  1. tv.
    to set a date for something; to put something on one's calendar or in one's diary. : I will calendar the date and try to be there on time.
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Example sentences
It's still hot, the leaves are green and the calendar says August.
All in secret, at a “social event” which somehow got kept off his
  official calendar.
Turns out the real academic calendar follows the successive philosophical
  stages through which all students necessarily progress.
It is the last mission on the calendar for Discovery before the shuttle program
  is phased out in 2011.
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