calendar

noun
cal·​en·​dar | \ ˈka-lən-dər How to pronounce calendar (audio) \

Definition of calendar

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a system for fixing the beginning, length, and divisions of the civil year and arranging days and longer divisions of time (such as weeks and months) in a definite order — see Months of the Principal Calendars Table
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 a desk calendar
3 : an orderly list: such 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 parties, concerts, and dances make up her calendar for the week
4 British : a university catalog

calendar

verb
calendared; calendaring\ ˈka-​lən-​d(ə-​)riŋ How to pronounce calendaring (audio) \

Definition of calendar (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to enter in a calendar Should we calendar the meeting now?

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Synonyms for calendar

Synonyms: Noun

agenda, docket, program, schedule, timetable

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Examples of calendar in a Sentence

Noun

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

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

So with Easter brunch on the calendar tomorrow, why not slip into warm weather with a swipe of pretty pastel polish? Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "8 Pastel Nail Polishes to Brighten Any Stormy Spring Day," 20 Apr. 2019 Pep Guardiola’s squad rolled over opponents, one after another, checking off weeks on the calendar in pursuit of four different trophies. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "How Pep Guardiola Lost Control of the Champions League," 18 Apr. 2019 Most sons and daughters don't need a specific date to celebrate the most important man in their life—aka their father—but every dad in the country does get his special day on the calendar. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "When Is Father's Day? Here's How Long You Have to Pick out the Perfect Gift for Dad," 3 Apr. 2019 Go ahead and put Taco Tuesdays back on the calendar. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "RightRice, the Low-Carb Side Made From Vegetables, Is Basically the New Cauliflower Rice," 7 Mar. 2019 Most people can figure it out their biggest priorities by consulting their bank statements, monthly calendars, or list of pet peeves. Terri Huggins Hart, Good Housekeeping, "10 Brilliant Couples Therapy Hacks That Will Help Strengthen Any Relationship," 5 Apr. 2019 On Easter Sunday, the holiest of days in the Christian calendar, many Christians start their morning with an Easter sunrise service. Morin Bishop, Woman's Day, "What’s an Easter Sunrise Service? Here's Everything You Need to Know," 22 Mar. 2019 Clear your calendars, American Idol devotees, because the beloved singing series is officially back! Blair Donovan, Country Living, "'American Idol' Judges Think This 19-Year-Old Contestant Is as Good as Kelly Clarkson," 4 Mar. 2019 The calendar, which is in its original envelope, has a pre-sale estimate of $785 to $1,046. James Rogers, Fox News, "Rare Marilyn Monroe artifacts up for auction," 21 Sep. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Work is busy, so actually calendaring out my schedule helps me to elbow in some room between appointments to maintain my own sanity. Alli Harvey, Anchorage Daily News, "Finding the right balance between over-scheduling and slothdom," 5 Apr. 2018 If George and I don’t calendar everything, none of it is happening. Health.com, "How My Husband and I Stay Insanely Fit While Raising a Toddler," 23 Aug. 2017 Documents confirm my memory that this was calendared as ‘ Francine Kiefer, The Christian Science Monitor, "On Russia, Congress shows remarkable unity," 24 July 2017 Documents confirm my memory that this was calendared as ‘ Krishnadev Calamur, The Atlantic, "What Jared Kushner Will Tell Congress," 24 July 2017

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First Known Use of calendar

Noun

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for calendar

Noun

Middle English kalendar, borrowed from Anglo-French, borrowed from Medieval Latin kalendārium, going back to Latin, "book in which monthly interest on loans (due on the first of the month) was recorded, account book, ledger," from kalendae calends + -ārium -ary entry 1

Verb

derivative of calendar entry 1

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calendar

noun

English Language Learners 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

calendar

noun
cal·​en·​dar | \ ˈka-lən-dər How to pronounce calendar (audio) \

Kids Definition of calendar

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

calendar

noun
cal·​en·​dar

Legal Definition of calendar

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

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

calendar

transitive verb

Legal Definition of calendar (Entry 2 of 2)

: to place (a case) on a calendar the Appellate Division, Second Department, is now calendaring civil appealsNew York Law Journal — compare docket

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