calendar

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noun

cal·​en·​dar ˈka-lən-dər How to pronounce calendar (audio)
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

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verb

calendared; calendaring ˈka-lən-d(ə-)riŋ How to pronounce calendar (audio)

transitive verb

: to enter in a calendar
Should we calendar the meeting now?

Example Sentences

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
Another selling point of this gift is the sheer beauty of the calendar’s artwork. oregonlive, 25 Nov. 2022 There's another less-than-welcome gift, courtesy of the calendar: On Sunday, Biden becomes the nation's first octogenarian president. ABC News, 17 Nov. 2022 For the March page of the calendar, Kloss poses in a blue wig through the soft haze of many, many glow sticks, refracted by a reflective dome. Halie Lesavage, Harper's BAZAAR, 16 Nov. 2022 After a burst of record-breaking warmth, cool Canadian high pressure slides across the Northeast to deliver a reminder of the calendar with more autumn-like weather for the next few days. Matt Rogers, Washington Post, 8 Nov. 2022 Also called Fireworks Night or Bonfire Night, this autumn tradition has been a staple of the British calendar for the past 400 years. CNN, 5 Nov. 2022 What was for many years the center of the American sports calendar has lost some of its grip on the collective imagination. Wsj Books Staff, WSJ, 31 Oct. 2022 MacBook Pros—in the first quarter of calendar 2023 and has tied the launches to the upcoming macOS Ventura 13.3 and iOS 16.3. José Adorno, BGR, 31 Oct. 2022 Daylight saving time has been a staple of the U.S. calendar for the better half of the last century. Clare Mulroy, USA TODAY, 31 Oct. 2022
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 See More

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

Noun

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of calendar was in the 13th century

Dictionary Entries Near calendar

Cite this Entry

“Calendar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/calendar. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

calendar 1 of 2

noun

cal·​en·​dar ˈkal-ən-dər How to pronounce calendar (audio)
1
a
: an arrangement of time into days, weeks, months, and years
b
: a chart showing the days, weeks, and months of a year
2
a
: a list of items in proper order
b
: a schedule of coming events

calendar

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verb

calendared; calendaring
-d(ə-)riŋ
: to enter in a calendar

Legal Definition

calendar 1 of 2

noun

cal·​en·​dar
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

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transitive verb

: to place (a case) on a calendar
the Appellate Division, Second Department, is now calendaring civil appeals New York Law Journal
compare docket

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