Definitions for calenderˈkæl ən dər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cal•en•derˈkæl ən dər(n.; v.)-dered, -der•ing.

  1. (n.)a machine in which cloth, paper, or the like is smoothed, glazed, etc., by pressing between rotating cylinders.

    Category: Machinery, Textiles

  2. a machine for impregnating fabric with rubber, as in the manufacture of automobile tires.

    Category: Machinery

  3. (v.t.)to press in a calender.

    Category: Machinery, Textiles

Origin of calender:

1505–15; < MF calandre


Princeton's WordNet

  1. calender(verb)

    a machine that smooths or glazes paper or cloth by pressing it between plates or passing it through rollers

  2. calender(verb)

    press between rollers or plates so as to smooth, glaze, or thin into sheets

    "calender paper"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Calender(noun)

    a machine, used for the purpose of giving cloth, paper, etc., a smooth, even, and glossy or glazed surface, by cold or hot pressure, or for watering them and giving them a wavy appearance. It consists of two or more cylinders revolving nearly in contact, with the necessary apparatus for moving and regulating

  2. Calender(noun)

    one who pursues the business of calendering

  3. Calender(noun)

    to press between rollers for the purpose of making smooth and glossy, or wavy, as woolen and silk stuffs, linens, paper, etc

  4. Calender(noun)

    one of a sect or order of fantastically dressed or painted dervishes


  1. Calender

    A calender is a series of hard pressure rollers used to form or smooth a sheet of material. In a principal application, the calender is located at the end of a papermaking process. Those that are used separate from the process are also called supercalenders. The purpose of a calender is to make the paper smooth and glossy for printing and writing.


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