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

Check out some of the common questions voters have before the big day — Nov. 5 (mark it in your calendars). Shannon Hall, The Courier-Journal, "From who is running to where to vote: Your guide to the 2019 Kentucky general elections," 10 Sep. 2019 Instead, the 28-person group had the year wrong in their calendars and played the national anthem of the former Yugoslavia, which was disbanded after the Balkan conflict in the early 1990s. SI.com, "National Anthem Antics: 6 Times Stadiums Got it Totally Wrong in International Fixtures," 8 Sep. 2019 Here are two lists for dance lovers looking to decide what to put on their calendars this fall, one featuring visitors, the other some of the gifted groups on our thriving local dance scene. Rob Hubbard, Twin Cities, "Fall Arts Guide: From local companies to visiting troupes, lots of reasons to give dance a spin," 8 Sep. 2019 Two more dates — Oct. 13. and Oct. 30 — have been added to its operational calendar. Dewayne Bevil, orlandosentinel.com, "Debut of Dark Horizon, a Halloween pop-up attraction, delayed," 5 Sep. 2019 For his final calendar, instead of models, the photographer shot actresses like Uma Thurman and Nicole Kidman with little to no makeup. Rachel Desantis, PEOPLE.com, "Charlize Theron, Meghan Markle and More Mourn Death of Fashion Photographer Peter Lindbergh," 4 Sep. 2019 Deadline to send info on events for our wine calendar is Thursday; email me. Marc Bona, cleveland.com, "Wine calendar: Flight Cleveland tastings, Rustic Grill specials, more," 3 Sep. 2019 During the latest General Assembly session, however, Maryland lawmakers returned power to local school boards to determine their respective academic calendars. Talia Richman, baltimoresun.com, "As summer ends, families enjoy a final weekend at the Maryland State Fair," 1 Sep. 2019 Save a date in your calendar during the months of November or December as The Polar Express will be making stops at more than 50 locations across North America and the U.K. during these months. Megan Uy, House Beautiful, "Here’s Where You Can Ride The Polar Express, Because Christmas Is Just Around The Corner," 27 Aug. 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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