Definition of calendar in English:

calendar

Line breaks: cal¦en|dar
Pronunciation: /ˈkalɪndə
 
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noun

  • 1A chart or series of pages showing the days, weeks, and months of a particular year, or giving particular seasonal information.
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    • For the weather obsessed, the calendar features information on the average temperatures each month, the average rainfall and the cycles of the moon throughout the year.
    • Other activities included drawing pie charts to illustrate incomes, as well as creating seasonal calendars and trend lines.
    • Use calendars to chart when work is due so that children can see how much time they have to complete it.
    Synonyms
    almanac
    archaic ephemeris
  • 1.1A system by which the beginning, length, and subdivisions of the year are fixed. See also Julian calendar and Gregorian calendar.
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    • Eclipses would help them to determine the length of the solar year and develop calendars based upon it.
    • It was always hard for us to actually go through New Year's Resolutions at the beginning of the calendar.
    • In spring time, at the beginning of the farming calendar, everybody would be hoping for a fruitful year for their families and fields.
  • 1.2A list of days or events of a specified kind: the social calendar
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    • One of the most prestigious events in the equestrian calendar has become the latest fixture to fall victim to the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease.
    • This is always a huge festive event in the social calendar of the region as many visitors and local renew old friendships and enjoy a great evening.
    • For beer connoisseurs it was one of the great events of the social calendar - a real ale festival at one of Scotland's finest country houses.
    Synonyms
  • 1.3North American A book in which to note daily appointments.
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    • How about a deliveryman with too many stops on his morning route, or a salesman with too many appointments on his daily calendar?
    • According to the regulations, you can prove the requisite number of hours by any reasonable means, including appointment books, calendars and narrative summaries.
    • Daily private calendars are commonplace on personal digital assistants (PDAs).

verb

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  • Enter (something) in a calendar or timetable: it was at their discretion whether to index or calendar the records
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    • Indeed, the recently calendared Scottish records indicate that Anna was ‘engaged in startling vigorous political activity’ from 1590 to 1603.
    • And then calendar some time for yourself, not just once a year, but on a regular basis.
    • Unless the user is familiar with this rule and applies it correctly, events will be calendared incorrectly.

Derivatives

calendric

Pronunciation: /-ˈlɛndrɪk/
adjective
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  • But beyond this surface and calendric artificiality, there was something more fundamentally false about the Millennium as a historical event.
  • The correct answer, I noted to her, to the calendric question, What is today?
  • But William Saturno, the lead researcher reporting the find, points out that this ‘largely depends on what your definition of writing is - that is, the very first symbols, the first calendric signs, the first full-blown text, et cetera.’

calendrical

Pronunciation: /-ˈlɛndrɪk(ə)l/
adjective
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  • This is, of course, plentifully visible in Indian music, poetry, painting and in other cultural fields, and all this relates indirectly to Akbar's attempt at calendrical unity which was a part of his general multicultural philosophy.
  • After some elaborate prolegomena, the book follows a calendrical sequence, each poem dated and grouped by month so that the events of a hundred years follow a seasonal ebb and flow, not chronology.
  • They sought to transform such pagan revelries into the feast of Christ's circumcision, a calendrical amputation that proved spectacularly unsuccessful.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French calendier, from Latin kalendarium 'account book', from kalendae (see calends).

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