Intercalary definition

ĭn-tûrkə-lĕrē, ĭntər-kălə-rē
Inserted between other elements or parts; interpolated.
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Inserted in the calendar to make the calendar year correspond to the solar year. Used of a day or month.
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Having such a day or month inserted. Used of a year.
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Added to the calendar.
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Interpolated or inserted.
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(of a time period) Inserted between others; leap.
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(botany) Of a meristem: situated between zones of permanent tissue, thus a shoot growing at the base of a leaf, in comparison with apical growth at the tip of a root or plant.
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Having such a day, month, etc. added.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of intercalary - intercalar

Origin of intercalary

  • Latin intercalārius, intercalāris from intercalāre to intercalate intercalate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin intercalārius, from intercalāris, from intercalō, from inter (“among”) + calō (“call out, proclaim”).

    From Wiktionary