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

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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 But the event was still promoted on some community event calendars. Houston Chronicle, "Official: Two people shot at Go Topless Weekend in Texas," 19 May 2020 In normal times, Build signals the arrival of tech conference season, the string of developer events like Apple’s WWDC and Google I/O that dot the spring calendar. Boone Ashworth, Wired, "Microsoft Build Looks Very Different This Year," 19 May 2020 The last day of school will now fall on May 29, instead of June 8 as originally stated on the district calendar. Jill Tucker, SFChronicle.com, "Alameda schools to end academic year six days early," 18 May 2020 But that would only put calendars further behind, as judges typically handle other cases while juries deliberate. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Jury trials in Wisconsin courts may become a rare luxury as officials balance the risks of coronavirus and the need for a fair trial," 18 May 2020 As other states began to open, the series tacked more races to fill the calendar with 20 events across seven Southern states between now and June 21. Jenna Freyer, BostonGlobe.com, "Harvick wins at Darlington as NASCAR returns to racing," 17 May 2020 The park will have a new ticket calendar available shortly at www.holidayworld.com. Chris Sims, The Indianapolis Star, "Here's how Holiday World will look different after reopening during coronavirus," 16 May 2020 To donate or schedule an appointment, visit the Red Cross calendar site. al, "Pizitz Food Hall, Bayer Properties to hold Red Cross blood drive," 14 May 2020 In accordance with the Supreme Court calendar, a ruling will likely arrive later this summer, preceding November's presidential election. Caitlin Conant, CBS News, "2020 Daily Trail Markers: Could Mike Garcia be the first Republican to flip a California House seat since 1998?," 12 May 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb According to Christian tradition, Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday following the full Moon that occurs on or just after the spring equinox (and the Christian Church calendars state that the spring equinox always falls on March 21). Juliana Labianca, Good Housekeeping, "When Is Lent in 2020? Everything You Need to Know About When the Season Starts and Ends," 11 Mar. 2020 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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Time Traveler for calendar

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

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23 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Calendar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/calendar. Accessed 1 Jun. 2020.

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calendar

noun
How to pronounce calendar (audio)

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

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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