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calender

[kal-uh n-der] /ˈkæl ən dər/
noun
1.
a machine in which cloth, paper, or the like, is smoothed, glazed, etc., by pressing between rotating cylinders.
2.
a machine for impregnating fabric with rubber, as in the manufacture of automobile tires.
verb (used with object)
3.
to press in a calender.
Origin
1505-1515
1505-15; < Middle French calandre, by vowel assimilation < *colandre < Vulgar Latin *colendra, for Latin cylindrus cylinder; compare Middle English calendrer (< Anglo-French) as name of occupation
Related forms
calenderer, noun
Can be confused
calendar, calender, colander.

Calender

[kal-uh n-der] /ˈkæl ən dər/
noun
1.
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British Dictionary definitions for calender

calender1

/ˈkælɪndə/
noun
1.
a machine in which paper or cloth is glazed or smoothed by passing between rollers
verb
2.
(transitive) to subject (material) to such a process
Word Origin
C17: from French calandre, of unknown origin

calender2

/ˈkælɪndə/
noun
1.
a member of a mendicant order of dervishes in Turkey, Iran, and India
Word Origin
from Persian kalandar
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Word Origin and History for calender
calender
"to pass through a calender," a machine which smooths and presses paper, cloth, etc., 1510s, from Fr. calandre, the machine name, from M.L. calendra, so called from the shape of the machine used, from L. cylindrus, from Gk. kylindros "roll, cylinder" (see cylinder). The noun meaning "cloth-presser" is recorded from 1510s.
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