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 calendar (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

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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 With cooler weather on the way, fall potluck recipes are going to be popping up on your calendar, but transporting your famous chili or chicken pot pie could be a little difficult. Sanah Faroke, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Sep. 2021 Also mark your calendar for the historical society’s fall sale, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 7-9, at 13314 Detroit Ave., Lakewood. Carol Kovach, cleveland, 15 Sep. 2021 Winners also received awards from Metropolitan Water District and may be featured in their annual free calendar. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Sep. 2021 Better yet, plug your content calendar into a project management software like Trello or Asana to automatically remind your team of what needs to be done. Yec, Forbes, 10 Sep. 2021 Marking your calendar at the first sign of illness, and tracking your fever and oxygen levels, are important steps in monitoring a coronavirus infection. Frederick N. Rasmussen, baltimoresun.com, 13 Aug. 2021 Marking your calendar at the first sign of illness, and tracking your fever and oxygen levels, are important steps in monitoring a coronavirus infection. Kristen Griffith, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 10 Aug. 2021 Already the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to win the first three major tournaments in a year, Djokovic will take aim at a true calendar Grand Slam at the U.S. Open, which starts Aug. 30. Howard Fendrich, San Francisco Chronicle, 11 July 2021 For nearly three weeks, the Red Sox stared at the calendar and saw their day off Thursday as the light at the end of the tunnel. BostonGlobe.com, 18 June 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb In San Diego, dedicated rosarians calendar the Labor Day weekend for quality garden time with their roses. Rita Perwich, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Sep. 2020 According to Christian tradition, Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday following the full Moon that occurs on or just after the spring equinox (and the Christian Church calendars state that the spring equinox always falls on March 21). Juliana Labianca, Good Housekeeping, 11 Mar. 2020 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, 5 Apr. 2018 If George and I don’t calendar everything, none of it is happening. Health.com, 23 Aug. 2017 Documents confirm my memory that this was calendared as ‘ Francine Kiefer, The Christian Science Monitor, 24 July 2017 Documents confirm my memory that this was calendared as ‘ Krishnadev Calamur, The Atlantic, 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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The first known use of calendar was in the 13th century

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“Calendar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/calendar. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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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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