intercalary

play
adjective in·ter·ca·la·ry \in-ˈtər-kə-ˌler-ē, ˌin-tər-ˈka-lə-rē\

Definition of intercalary

  1. 1a :  inserted in a calendar an intercalary dayb of a year :  containing an intercalary period (such as a day or month)

  2. 2 :  inserted between other things or parts :  interpolated

Origin and Etymology of intercalary

Latin intercalarius, from intercalare


First Known Use: 1614

Learn More about intercalary


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up intercalary? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

not embarrassed or apologetic

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!