calender

verb
cal·​en·​der | \ ˈka-lən-dər How to pronounce calender (audio) \
calendered; calendering\ ˈka-​lən-​d(ə-​)riŋ How to pronounce calender (audio) \

Definition of calender

 (Entry 1 of 3)

transitive verb

: to press (cloth, rubber, paper, etc.) between rollers or plates in order to smooth and glaze or to thin into sheets

calender

noun (1)

Definition of calender (Entry 2 of 3)

: a machine for calendering something

calender

noun (2)

Definition of calender (Entry 3 of 3)

: a member of a Sufic order of wandering mendicant dervishes

Other Words from calender

Verb

calenderer \ ˈka-​lən-​dər-​ər How to pronounce calender (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of calender

Verb

1513, in the meaning defined above

Noun (1)

1688, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1621, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for calender

Verb

Middle French calandrer, from calandre machine for calendering, from Vulgar Latin *colendra cylinder, modification of Greek kylindros — more at cylinder

Noun (2)

Persian qalandar

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“Calender.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/calender. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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