calendar

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noun

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

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
See the full 76th Emmys calendar here: February 29: Open for submissions April 9: Deadline to apply for membership to guarantee voting eligibility for both rounds of the 75th Emmy competition and to secure member entry fee discount. Michael Schneider, Variety, 10 Feb. 2024 The holiday marks the arrival of spring and the start of a new year under the lunisolar calendar in a celebration that dates back to the Chinese agrarian tradition. TIME, 10 Feb. 2024 This calendar is used by Chinese astrologers to calculate a person’s natal chart. Skyler Caruso, Peoplemag, 10 Feb. 2024 The public has an interest in the just resolution of cases, not in their completion at a rapid pace with an eye toward the campaign calendar. Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review, 10 Feb. 2024 The Coastal Commission unanimously approved Oceanside’s plan as a consent calendar item without comment Wednesday after the city agreed to a dozen modifications requested by the commission staff. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Feb. 2024 The Marc Jacobs show last week—which preceded the official NYFW calendar—was concrete proof of that. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 9 Feb. 2024 Instead of debating whether this Heat core has run its course, or whether the days of contention are over, the focus has shifted to what has gone right during the Heat’s best stretch of basketball since the calendar turned to 2024. Barry Jackson, Miami Herald, 9 Feb. 2024 For the switch to occur, the district must get a waiver from the Arkansas Department of Education to change the calendar designation, said Kendra Clay, the district's... Al Gaspeny, arkansasonline.com, 9 Feb. 2024
Verb
Calendar Both Bard and ChatGPT were unable to do the most important job of an executive assistant: checking a calendar and finding time in my schedule to go to the dentist. Brian X. Chen, New York Times, 29 Mar. 2023 Note how many times a year the product suggests reapplication, and calendar the task accordingly. Rita Perwich, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Feb. 2023 If your goal is to be done by November 30, calendar the following Saturday to shop for only one or two people and then the next Saturday for another. Jocelyn Solis-Moreira, Discover Magazine, 19 Dec. 2022 Just last month, the Jacob Dangler House, a 19th-century French Gothic mansion about a mile away from 87 MacDonough, was demolished after the Landmarks Commission failed to calendar the house amid an outpouring of community pleas to save it. Diana Budds, Curbed, 21 Oct. 2022 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 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 24 Feb. 2024.

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

2 of 2 verb
calendared; calendaring
-d(ə-)riŋ
: to enter in a calendar
Etymology

Noun

Middle English calender "calendar," from early French calender and Latin kalendarium (both, same meaning), derived from Latin kalendae "the first day of the (Roman) month"

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

2 of 2 transitive verb
: 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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