Definition of calendar in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkaləndər/


1A chart or series of pages showing the days, weeks, and months of a particular year, or giving particular seasonal information.
Example sentences
  • 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.
1.1North American A datebook.
Example sentences
  • That's because this year is a so-called leap year, and calendars, including electronic ones, need to include February 29.
  • Peer Larson argued that Whitnall High School's honors pre-calculus class had to stick to the 180-day school calendar.
  • Several steps can be taken in order to capitalize on the opportunities that arise from the circumstance of the year-round school calendar in a community.
1.2A system by which the beginning, length, and subdivisions of the year are fixed. See also Jewish calendar, Julian calendar, Gregorian calendar.
Example sentences
  • 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.
1.3A timetable of special days or events of a specified kind or involving a specified group: the college calendar
More example sentences
  • 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.


[with object]
Enter (something) in a calendar or timetable.
Example sentences
  • 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.



Pronunciation: /kəˈlendrik/
Example sentences
  • 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.’


Pronunciation: /kəˈlendrikəl/
Example sentences
  • 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.


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

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Syllabification: cal·en·dar

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