What does calender mean?

Definitions for calenderˈkæl ən dər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word calender.

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

  5. Origin: [Per. qalender.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Calender

    kal′en-dėr, n. a press consisting of two rollers for smoothing and dressing cloth, paper, &c.: a person who calenders, properly a calendrer.—v.t. to dress in a calender.—ns. Cal′endering; Cal′endrer, one whose business it is to calender cloth; Cal′endry, a place where calendering is done. [Fr. calandre—L. cylindrus—L. kylindros.]

  2. Calender

    kal′en-dėr, n. a word somewhat loosely used for dervish in Persia and Central Asia. [Pers.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of calender in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of calender in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tom Zegan:

    Does anyone know when they are going to come out with the new Mayan Calender?

  2. Roald Dahl:

    If I had my way, I would remove January from the calender altogether and have an extra July instead.

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