calendar

noun
cal·​en·​dar | \ˈka-lən-dər \

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\-​d(ə-​)riŋ \

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

Schedule some time for yourself before your calendar gets too busy. Abby Langer, SELF, "How to Deal With the Holidays When You’re Anxious About Food," 20 Nov. 2018 But keep those vacation days blocked off on your calendar: All three locales are home to at least some countries not currently affected by the outbreak, making them a safe choice a vacation without Zika for worried travelers. Condé Nast Traveler, "12 Zika-Free Destinations to Travel to This Year," 15 Oct. 2018 So for women who prefer being in control of their time and their calendar, running for office is a giant leap of faith. Barbara Boxer And Nicole Boxer, Marie Claire, "Yes, Running for Office Is Risky, But It's Worth It," 9 Oct. 2018 The upbringing Brett Kavanaugh described—dotted with references to beer and sports camps and his dad telling tales from his calendar at Christmas—is tailor made to appeal to the nostalgia of the Make America Great Again crowd. Jennifer Wright, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Benefits of Privilege: Being Rich and White Is Proof You Must Be Good," 5 Oct. 2018 The fear of someone overhearing your business calendar as it’s being read to you should go away with the Surface Headphones. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Hands-on with Microsoft's Surface Headphones: tune out the outside world to focus," 3 Oct. 2018 Time it perfectly and a full moon — circle July 27 on your calendar — can rise simultaneously at dusk. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, "’Tis the season for ‘Dancing with Fog’," 12 July 2018 Near downtown, Lucia Garcia has marked the days on her calendar when drivers will arrive with salad, her favorite dish. Vincent T. Davis, San Antonio Express-News, "Isolated seniors receive help from Meals on Wheels San Antonio," 6 July 2018 To be honest, the Fourth of July is not the first, or even the fifth or sixth, retail holiday on our calendars. Wired Staff, WIRED, "22 of the Best Fourth of July Tech Deals," 3 July 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 calender, from Anglo-French or Medieval Latin; Anglo-French kalender, from Medieval Latin kalendarium, from Latin, moneylender's account book, from kalendae calends

Verb

see calendar entry 1

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The first known use of calendar was in the 13th century

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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 \

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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