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

River Highlands requires a game plan, no different than any other event on the PGA Tour calendar. Chris Brodeur, courant.com, "Is TPC River Highlands a cushy landing spot for PGA pros after the grind of a U.S. Open? It’s not that simple," 18 June 2019 For instance, one school might have a 180-day calendar that begins July 1, another that begins Aug. 1 and another that begins Sept. 1. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "How does a $50 million charter scam work? Here’s what happened in California (before 11 people were indicted).," 17 June 2019 Giorgio Armani was showed in his historic headquarters in the center of the city for the first time in nearly two decades, closing the menswear calendar. Washington Post, "Fendi, Armani close Milan Fashion Week in fresh venues," 17 June 2019 There’s a Canadian Pacific Railway calendar from 1928 and sections of the hotel’s original wallpaper and vinyl flooring. Nicole Brodeur, The Seattle Times, "Historic Louisa Hotel, witness to Seattle history and tragedy, opens new chapter as apartment building," 17 June 2019 Mere minutes after the NBA season ended Thursday, the countdown began toward a period on the league’s calendar even more anticipated, and scrutinized, than Toronto’s Game 6 Finals victory over Golden State: free agency. John Cherwa, latimes.com, "The Sports Report: Could Kawhi Leonard be a Clipper?," 15 June 2019 Outside of the playoff season, these next couple of weeks include perhaps the most critical dates on the NHL calendar. Kevin Paul Dupont, BostonGlobe.com, "Blues’ Stanley Cup blueprint: Don’t expect league to follow suit," 15 June 2019 Here's a helpful Pride calendar that will give you the lowdown. Seventeen, "How to Prep For Your First Pride Parade," 14 June 2019 However, there's no specific calendar yet for the introduction of this new fuel. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "America’s sports car racing series embraces being green again," 12 June 2019

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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