Definition of calender in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkalɪndə/


A machine in which cloth or paper is pressed by rollers to glaze or smooth it.


[with object]
Press in a calender.
Example sentences
  • The facing webs, with the elastomeric fibers between them, are calendered together thus adhering the facing webs together via contact adhesion with the elastomeric fibers.
  • All calendered films contain materials that are listed by FDA in the Code of Federal Regulations 21 CFR.
  • The existence of separate groups of ‘merchants’ concerned with the organization of ginning, spinning, weaving, calendering, and dyeing shows the development of a significant degree of division of labour.


Late 15th century (as a verb): from French calendre (noun), calendrer (verb), of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with calender


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Line breaks: cal¦en|der

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