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

The little prince has been a regular presence in the calendar for the past few years. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "See A New, Rare Portrait of the Adorable Dragon Prince of Bhutan," 31 May 2019 For a schedule of the day’s free activities, look under the calendar section at nps.gov/adam. BostonGlobe.com, "Reenacting passage of the Declaration of Independence, a grand pet parade, and young actors hit the stage," 28 June 2018 Set your calendar for Friday, June 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. and hit the streets of downtown Putnam. Courant Community, "Community News For The Putnam-Killingly Edition," 29 May 2018 And 2018 has proven to be quite a banner period on the pop calendar for the duo. Ron Hart, Billboard, "Erasure Looks Back on R&B-Influenced Synthpop Classic 'The Innocents' on Its 30th Anniversary," 24 May 2018 Additionally, the board approved calendars for the school years starting in 2019, 2020 and 2021. David Ibata, ajc, "Cherokee County schools tweak 2018-19 calendar," 12 May 2018 While the Hornets would ideally hire a coach soon, there is no urgent deadline: The next significant event on the NBA calendar for non-playoff teams is the draft lottery and combine, both to be held in Chicago May 15 through 20. Rick Bonnell, charlotteobserver, "Here’s why Celtics’ Jay Larranaga is a ‘strong’ candidate in Hornets coaching search | Charlotte Observer," 4 May 2018 But the Queen’s appearance is about much more than fulfilling an obligation on her calendar. Norman Vanamee, Town & Country, "Queen Elizabeth Has a Long History with the Chelsea Flower Show," 20 May 2019 As soon as the Fall ready-to-wear shows end in March, our attention quickly turns to the next big event on our calendar: the Met Gala. Emily Farra, Vogue, "Would You Wear a Rented Dress to the Met Gala?," 9 May 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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