Origin of calenderFrench calendre ; from Medieval Latin calendra ; from Classical Latin cylindrus, cylinder
Origin of calenderFr calendrer < the n.
Origin of calenderPersian qalandar
transitive verbcal·en·dered, cal·en·der·ing, cal·en·ders
Origin of calenderFrench calandre, from Vulgar Latin *colendra, alteration (possibly influenced by Latin columna, column) of Latin cylindrus, roller; see cylinder.
- Common misspelling of calendar.
- A machine, used for the purpose of giving cloth, paper etc., a smooth, even, and glossy or glazed surface, by cold or hot pressure, or for watering them and giving them a wavy appearance; it consists of two or more cylinders revolving nearly in contact, with the necessary apparatus for moving and regulating.
- One who pursues the business of calendering.
(third-person singular simple present calenders, present participle calendering, simple past and past participle calendered)
- To press between rollers for the purpose of making smooth and glossy, or wavy, as woolen and silk stuffs, linens, paper etc., as in the homonymous machine.
- One of a wandering, mendicant Sufic order of fantastically dressed or painted dervishes, founded in the 13th century by an Arab named Yusuf.