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noun cal·en·dar \ˈka-lən-dər\

Simple Definition of calendar

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of calendar

  1. 1 :  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

  2. 2 :  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

  3. 3 :  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

  4. 4 British :  a university catalog

Examples of calendar in a sentence

  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 and Etymology 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

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calendar

verb cal·en·dar

Definition of calendar

calendared

calendaring

\-d(ə-)riŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to enter in a calendar



15th Century

First Known Use of calendar

15th century


CALENDAR Defined for Kids

calendar

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noun cal·en·dar \ˈka-lən-dər\

Definition of calendar for Students

  1. 1 :  a chart showing the days, weeks, and months of the year

  2. 2 :  a schedule of planned events or activities <the town's recreation calendar>




Law Dictionary

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calendar

noun cal·en·dar

Legal Definition of calendar

  1. 1 :  a list of cases ready to be heard on a procedural action <the motion calendar>; specifically :  a list of cases ready for trial —called also list — compare docket Editor's note: Generally it is up to the party that wants to go to trial to have a case placed on the calendar. The party must file with the court a notice that the case is ready for trial and that a jury trial, if desired, is demanded.

  2. 2 :  a list of bills or other items reported out of committee for consideration by a legislative assembly




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calendar

transitive verb cal·en·dar

Legal Definition of calendar

  1. :  to place (a case) on a calendar <the Appellate Division, Second Department, is now calendaring civil appeals — New York Law Journal> — compare docket





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