What does calendar mean?

Definitions for calendar
ˈkæl ən dərcal·en·dar

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. calendar(noun)

    a system of timekeeping that defines the beginning and length and divisions of the year

  2. calendar(noun)

    a list or register of events (appointments or social events or court cases etc)

    "I have you on my calendar for next Monday"

  3. calendar(verb)

    a tabular array of the days (usually for one year)

  4. calendar(verb)

    enter into a calendar


  1. calendar(Noun)

    Any system by which time is divided into days, weeks, months, and years.

    We currently use the Gregorian calendar.

  2. calendar(Noun)

    A means to determine the date consisting of a document containing dates and other temporal information.

  3. calendar(Noun)

    A list of planned events.

    The club has a busy calendar this year.

  4. calendar(Verb)

    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.

  5. Origin: From calendier, from calendarium, from calendae, from calare, from kel-.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Calendar(noun)

    an orderly arrangement of the division of time, adapted to the purposes of civil life, as years, months, weeks, and days; also, a register of the year with its divisions; an almanac

  2. Calendar(noun)

    a tabular statement of the dates of feasts, offices, saints' days, etc., esp. of those which are liable to change yearly according to the varying date of Easter

  3. Calendar(noun)

    an orderly list or enumeration of persons, things, or events; a schedule; as, a calendar of state papers; a calendar of bills presented in a legislative assembly; a calendar of causes arranged for trial in court; a calendar of a college or an academy

  4. Calendar(verb)

    to enter or write in a calendar; to register

  5. Origin: [OE. kalender, calender, fr. L. kalendarium an interest or account book (cf. F. calendrier, OF. calendier) fr. L. calendue, kalendae, calends. See Calends.]


  1. Calendar

    A calendar is a system of organizing days for social, religious, commercial, or administrative purposes. This is done by giving names to periods of time, typically days, weeks, months, and years. A date is the designation of a single, specific day within such a system. Periods in a calendar are usually, though not necessarily, synchronized with the cycle of the sun or the moon. Many civilizations and societies have devised a calendar, usually derived from other calendars on which they model their systems, suited to their particular needs. A calendar is also a physical device. This is the most common usage of the word. Other similar types of calendars can include computerized systems, which can be set to remind the user of upcoming events and appointments. A calendar can also mean a list of planned events, such as a court calendar. The English word calendar is derived from the Latin word kalendae, which was the Latin name of the first day of every month.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Calendar

    kal′en-dar, n. the mode of adjusting the natural divisions of time with respect to each other for the purposes of civil life: an almanac or table of months, days, and seasons, or of special facts, &c., as in the 'gardener's calendar,' &c.: a list of documents arranged chronologically with summaries of contents, as in 'calendar of state papers:' a list of canonised saints, or of prisoners awaiting trial: any list or record.—v.t. to place in a list: to analyse and index.—ns. Cal′endarer, Cal′endarist. [O. Fr. calendier—L. calendarium, an account-book, kalendæ, calends.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. calendar

    A distribution of time. (See ALMANAC.)

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'calendar' in Nouns Frequency: #2527

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of calendar in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of calendar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of calendar in a Sentence

  1. Marilyn Monroe:

    I've been on a calendar, but I've never been on time.

  2. Robert Herjavec:

    If it doesn’t exist on my calendar, it’s not real.

  3. David Brummond:

    It just became funny, you had to schedule it into your social calendar.

  4. Orange Chief Executive Stephane Richard:

    BT has its own calendar, you should know more a few days before Christmas.

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Love has no calendar in its kingdom; thus, it expires not and stays evergreen.

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