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.

Origin

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

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.

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