A desktop calendar showing the month of June.
- The definition of calendar is any person or thing that is on a printed schedule of the year.
An example of calendar used as an adjective is a calendar girl.
- A calendar is defined as a printed or electronic version of a standard division of a year into months, weeks, and days.
An example of a calendar is a 12-month 2012 calendar with cats on it.
- A calendar is the order that divides a year into days, weeks and months.
An example of a calendar is the Mayan calendar.
- To calendar means to schedule things.
An example of to calendar is to meet with coworkers to schedule a project’s major deadlines.
- a system of determining the beginning, length, and divisions of a year and for arranging the year into days, weeks, and months
- a table, chart, register, etc. that shows such an arrangement, usually for a single year
- a list or schedule, as of pending court cases, bills coming before a legislature, planned social events, etc.
Origin of calendarMiddle English calender ; from Classical Latin kalendarium, account book ; from kalendae, calends
- Any of various systems of reckoning time in which the beginning, length, and divisions of a year are defined, sometimes along with multiyear cycles.
- A table showing the months, weeks, and days in at least one specific year.
- A schedule of events.
- An ordered list of matters to be considered: the bills on a legislative calendar.
- Chiefly British A catalog of a university.
transitive verbcal·en·dared, cal·en·dar·ing, cal·en·dars
Origin of calendarMiddle English calender, from Old French calendier, from Late Latin kalendarium, from Latin, account book, from kalendae, calends (from the fact that monthly interest was due on the calends); see kel&schwa;-2 in Indo-European roots.
THREE PRINCIPAL CALENDARS
The Gregorian calendar is now in use as the civil calendar throughout most of the world. The Jewish calendar is the official calendar of the Jewish religious community. The Islamic calendar is the official calendar in many Muslim countries. Each calendar listed below begins with the first month of the year and includes the number of days each month contains. Many months have a variable number of days, as described below.
|The Gregorian calendar, introduced in 1582 by Pope Gregory XIII, is a corrected form of the Julian calendar. It is based on a solar year of 365 days. Every fourth year is a leap year of 366 days except for centenary years not evenly divisible by 400.||The Jewish year consists of twelve months defined by lunar cycles, with some years having a thirteenth month so that seasonal festivals stay aligned with the solar year. For religious purposes Nisan is the first month, but the New Year is celebrated in Tishri.||The Islamic calendar is based on the lunar year and contains 354 or 355 days. The number of days in each month varies with the lunar cycle. The beginning of the year retrogresses through the solar year, completing a full cycle every 32.5 years.|
|Months||Number of Days||Months||Number of Days||Months||Number of Days|
|January||31||Nisan||(Mar-Apr)||30||Muharram||29 or 30|
|February||28 or 29||Iyar||(Apr-May)||29||Safar||29 or 30|
|March||31||Sivan||(May-Jun)||30||Rabi I||29 or 30|
|April||30||Tammuz||(Jun-Jul)||29||Rabi II||29 or 30|
|May||31||Av||(Jul-Aug)||30||Jumada I||29 or 30|
|June||30||Elul||(Aug-Sep)||29||Jumada II||29 or 30|
|July||31||Tishri||(Sep-Oct)||30||Rajab||29 or 30|
|August||31||Heshvan||(Oct-Nov)||29 or 30||Shaℵban||29 or 30|
|September||30||Kislev||(Nov-Dec)||29 or 30||Ramadan||29 or 30|
|October||31||Tevet||(Dec-Jan)||29||Shawwal||29 or 30|
|November||30||Shevat||(Jan-Feb)||30||Dhu'l-Qa'dah||29 or 30|
|December||31||Adar||(Feb-Mar)||29 or 30||Dhu'l-Hijjah||29 or 30|
|Adar Sheni||(leap year only)||29|
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- Any system by which time is divided into days, weeks, months, and years.
- We currently use the Gregorian calendar.
- A means to determine the date consisting of a document containing dates and other temporal information.
- Write his birthday on the calendar hanging on the wall.
- A list of planned events.
- The club has a busy calendar this year.
- An orderly list or enumeration of persons, things, or events; a schedule.
- a calendar of bills presented in a legislative assemblly; a calendar of causes arranged for trial in court
- Do not confuse calendar with calender.
(third-person singular simple present calendars, present participle calendaring, simple past and past participle calendared)
- (law) To set a date for a proceeding in court, usually done by a judge at a calendar call.
- The judge agreed to calendar a hearing for pretrial motions for the week of May 15, but did not agree to calendar the trial itself on a specific date.
- To enter or write in a calendar; to register.
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