noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction ca·lends \ˈka-lən(d)z, ˈkā-\
variants: or

\ˈka-lən(d)z, ˈkā-\

Definition of calends

  1. :  the first day of the ancient Roman month from which days were counted backward to the ides

Origin and Etymology of calends

Middle English kalendes, from Latin kalendae, calendae

First Known Use: 14th century

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contemplative of or relative to the past

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