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noun cal·en·dar \ˈka-lən-dər\

: a document, chart, etc., that shows the days, weeks, and months of a year

: a list or schedule of events or activities that occur at different times throughout the year

: a particular system for organizing the days of the year by month

Full Definition of CALENDAR

:  a system for fixing the beginning, length, and divisions of the civil year and arranging days and longer divisions of time (as weeks and months) in a definite order — see month table
:  a tabular register of days according to a system usually covering one year and referring the days of each month to the days of the week
:  an orderly list: as
a :  a list of cases to be tried in court
b :  a list of bills or other items reported out of committee for consideration by a legislative assembly
c :  a list or schedule of planned events or activities giving dates and details
British :  a university catalog

Examples of CALENDAR

  1. The university's academic calendar runs from September to May.
  2. <the calendar of upcoming events at the state fair will be available tomorrow>

Origin of CALENDAR

Middle English calender, from Anglo-French or Medieval Latin; Anglo-French kalender, from Medieval Latin kalendarium, from Latin, moneylender's account book, from kalendae calends
First Known Use: 13th century

Other Calendar Terms

antedate, estival, gloaming, luster, sesquicentennial


calendaredcalendar·ing \-d(ə-)riŋ\

Definition of CALENDAR

transitive verb
:  to enter in a calendar

First Known Use of CALENDAR

15th century
CALENDAR Defined for Kids


noun cal·en·dar \ˈka-lən-dər\

Definition of CALENDAR for Kids

:  a chart showing the days, weeks, and months of the year
:  a schedule of planned events or activities <the town's recreation calendar>
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