What does calendar mean?

Definitions for calendar
ˈkæl ən dərcal·en·dar

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. calendarnoun

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

  2. calendarnoun

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

    "I have you on my calendar for next Monday"

  3. calendarverb

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

  4. calendarverb

    enter into a calendar


  1. calendarnoun

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

    We currently use the Gregorian calendar.

  2. calendarnoun

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

  3. calendarnoun

    A list of planned events.

    The club has a busy calendar this year.

  4. calendarverb

    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. Etymology: From calendier, from calendarium, from calendae, from calare, from kel-.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Calendarnoun

    A register of the year, in which the months, and stated times, are marked, as festivals and holidays.

    Etymology: calendarium, Lat.

    What hath this day deserv’d? what hath it done,
    That it in golden letter should be set
    Among the high tides, in the calendar? William Shakespeare, K. John.

    We compute from calendars differing from one another; the compute of the one anticipating that of the other. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. iv. c. 12.

    Curs’d be the day when first I did appear;
    Let it be blotted from the calendar,
    Lest it pollute the month. John Dryden, Fab.


  1. Calendar

    A calendar is a system of organizing days. This is done by giving names to periods of time, typically days, weeks, months and years. A date is the designation of a single and specific day within such a system. A calendar is also a physical record (often paper) of such a system. A calendar can also mean a list of planned events, such as a court calendar or a partly or fully chronological list of documents, such as a calendar of wills. Periods in a calendar (such as years and months) are usually, though not necessarily, synchronized with the cycle of the sun or the moon. The most common type of pre-modern calendar was the lunisolar calendar, a lunar calendar that occasionally adds one intercalary month to remain synchronized with the solar year over the long term.


  1. calendar

    A calendar is a system of measuring and organizing units of time, typically in days, weeks, months, and years, in a structured manner that often aligns with natural phenomena like the moon's phases or the Earth's revolution around the sun. It is used as a reference for scheduling events, reminding dates and keeping track of time passing. Different cultures and societies may follow different types of calendars.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Calendarnoun

    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. Calendarnoun

    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. Calendarnoun

    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. Calendarverb

    to enter or write in a calendar; to register

  5. Etymology: [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.)

Editors Contribution

  1. calendar

    A type of structure and system for organizing time.

    The calendar is great for the year ahead and organizing work meetings proactively.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 1, 2020  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Calendar is ranked #129047 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Calendar surname appeared 132 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Calendar.

    55.3% or 73 total occurrences were White.
    28% or 37 total occurrences were Black.
    12.8% or 17 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

Anagrams for calendar »

  1. landrace

  2. calander

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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. Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin:

    The Republican Majority Leader announced over the weekend that he was going to hold this nomination of Loretta Lynch until the bill, which is pending before the Senate passes, whenever that may be, and so Loretta Lynch, the first African-American woman nominated to be attorney general, is asked to sit in the back of the bus when it comes to the Senate calendar. That is unfair. It's unjust. It is beneath the decorum and dignity of the United States Senate. This woman deserves fairness.

  2. Paul Dergarabedian:

    The summer season usually doesnt start until the first weekend of May, but Marvel can bend the calendar to their will, they can say, Were going the last Friday in April, heres your summer.

  3. Stephen Jen:

    I'm not sure the lack of liquidity for calendar reasons will make that much of a difference. I could be wrong though, we want to get it over with, get a fresh start to the year, no pent up expectations. In fact, if they don't do it in December then January would be volatile.

  4. Sanjay Mehrotra:

    Recent trends in our business give us optimism that our fiscal second quarter will mark the bottom for our financial performance... with continued recovery in the second half of calendar 2020.

  5. Christina Gorsuch:

    We weren't planning to welcome a baby this soon, but nature found a way and ignored our calendar, most forms of contraception, in hippos or humans, is not 100 % reliable.

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