Meaning of calendar in English:

calendar

noun

  • 1A chart or series of pages showing the days, weeks, and months of a particular year, or giving particular seasonal information.

    • ‘For the weather obsessed, the calendar features information on the average temperatures each month, the average rainfall and the cycles of the moon throughout the year.’
    • ‘Other activities included drawing pie charts to illustrate incomes, as well as creating seasonal calendars and trend lines.’
    • ‘Use calendars to chart when work is due so that children can see how much time they have to complete it.’
    • ‘All aspects of how a facility is run right down to the details such as notice board outlining a calendar of activities and information for the public cannot be ignored.’
    • ‘An information leaflet and a calendar of collections will be included with the boxes.’
    • ‘The final days of the mayoral campaign find mayoress Kathy Baildon in a familiar pose: in the campaign office, surrounded by charts and calendars, phone glued to her ear.’
    • ‘At the travel sites, you'll find cruise line reviews, ship information, calendars, and details on the ports of call.’
    • ‘According to the Chinese calendar, the 12 months are divided into four seasons.’
    • ‘Mrs Levett said numerous cold calling scams had targeted people in York, for example salespeople selling adverts in calendars, charts and directories.’
    • ‘In addition, they have several festivals that are peculiar to the lunar calendar and have a seasonal significance.’
    • ‘McGonagall also gave Inuyasha a moon chart and a calendar highlighting the phases of the moon.’
    • ‘Oak trees work to a seasonal calendar that is not impressed by a few days of untypical sunshine.’
    • ‘Likewise, the pace of office work may depend upon market fluctuations, calendars of meetings, information flows, computer ‘down-time’ and so forth.’
    • ‘A water conservation plan is to be presented by next month and a calendar established for delivering water to their neighbors north of the border, the president's office said.’
    • ‘Also called the Lantern Festival, this event is an important traditional occasion, falling on the 15th day of the first month on the lunar calendar.’
    • ‘According to legend, those who pray to this Katpawi Buddha, on the first and fifteenth full days of each month on the lunar calendar, will achieve their desires.’
    • ‘On the first and 12 th day of every month in the lunar calendar, many people come here to burn incense.’
    • ‘With this issue of American Scientist we turn a page on the millennium calendar.’
    • ‘The months of the Islamic calendar are determined by the phases of the moon and the Islamic day begins at sunset.’
    • ‘The new moon of the ninth month of the lunar calendar shines down on an Afghanistan that is struggling with the uncertainties of a fragile peace.’
    1. 1.1A system by which the beginning, length, and subdivisions of the year are fixed.
      • ‘Eclipses would help them to determine the length of the solar year and develop calendars based upon it.’
      • ‘It was always hard for us to actually go through New Year's Resolutions at the beginning of the calendar.’
      • ‘In spring time, at the beginning of the farming calendar, everybody would be hoping for a fruitful year for their families and fields.’
      • ‘This calendar was a solar calendar and included leap years.’
      • ‘But many years ago we used to go by a different calendar system, with Christmas on January 7 and New Year on January 14.’
      • ‘Another condition was that the spring break should be agreed - either to be around the moveable Easter bank holiday, or separate and at a fixed point in the calendar, but not varying around the country.’
      • ‘A solar calendar runs the length of the living room floor from north to south; the passing of the seasons is marked by the way the sunlight falls on different portions.’
      • ‘The beginning of the Muslim calendar corresponds with Mohammed's pilgrimage.’
      • ‘Pope Gregory XIII ordered a new calendar (the Gregorian Calendar) to replace the old Julian Calendar.’
      • ‘This myth goes back to the time of the Prophet Muhammad when he was fleeing from Mecca to Medina-the event that marks the beginning of the Muslim calendar.’
      • ‘Accurate historical records were almost unheard of and every empire used its own calendar system which was often based on totally different criteria.’
      • ‘Losar, which falls towards the end of February, marks the beginning of the New Year in the Tibetan calendar.’
      • ‘Later a more accurate value of 365 1/4 days was worked out for the length of the year but the civil calendar was never changed to take this into account.’
      • ‘He worked out a calendar that included leap years, and he laid the foundations of a systematic chronography of the world when he tried to give the dates of literary and political events from the time of the siege of Troy.’
      • ‘It is the time of the traditional Nowruz festivities; the beginning of a New Year in the Persian calendar.’
      • ‘To keep the lunar calendar synchronized with the solar year, an extra month was intercalated in summer as necessary, in so-called ‘embolismic’ years.’
      • ‘On Bali a lunar calendar New Year's day is celebrated with fasting, prayer, silence, and inactivity.’
      • ‘The most important observation in the Islamic calendar is Ramadan.’
      • ‘The most important observation in the Islamic calendar is that of Ramadan.’
      • ‘The lunar calendar and new year festivities date from ancient times.’
    2. 1.2A list of days or events of a specified kind.
      ‘the social calendar’
      • ‘One of the most prestigious events in the equestrian calendar has become the latest fixture to fall victim to the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease.’
      • ‘This is always a huge festive event in the social calendar of the region as many visitors and local renew old friendships and enjoy a great evening.’
      • ‘For beer connoisseurs it was one of the great events of the social calendar - a real ale festival at one of Scotland's finest country houses.’
      • ‘The next big social event on the calendar is the Commodore's Midsummer Night Ball.’
      • ‘The tour has been an annual event on the college calendar for nine years, showcasing live bands and DJ's to the country's student population.’
      • ‘This day is a major event in the social calendar of the year.’
      • ‘The most generously supported extremely popular event takes pride of place as the most popular golfing Social event in the calendar.’
      • ‘Within hours of the announcement last August, hoteliers were being bombarded by inquiries from people desperate to book accommodation for an event which is a fixture in the social calendar.’
      • ‘Another event that takes prominence in the social calendar of the residents is their annual open-air mass.’
      • ‘The social calendar in the parish is filling rapidly with two forthcoming events in quick succession.’
      • ‘Hundreds of companies and trade associations are footing the bill for after-hours events listed on the convention calendar.’
      • ‘You would think then, that at the club level, organisers could work around those dates when planning their club championships and extra events which are not listed on the calendar.’
      • ‘This calendar of events will be posted shortly in the clubhouse notice board.’
      • ‘With a social calendar as chock-full as your shopping list, you want to look your best this time of year.’
      • ‘It has travel programmes, does publications, runs salons, symposia and academic programmes, lists a lively calendar of events and the like.’
      • ‘Reviews, articles, news, and an event calendar round out its list of features.’
      • ‘All in all a gruelling event which was well attended for a new event on the calendar, 106 riders putting their toes to the line, most never having raced over this distance before.’
      • ‘It is a non-competitive festival, aimed at the vast loyal audiences of Glasgow and beyond, and situated as far away as possible from Edinburgh in the annual calendar of Scottish events.’
      • ‘In any organisation, one associated with education, the celebration of the Founder's Day is undoubtedly the most important in the calendar of annual events.’
      • ‘The dolls are grouped according to particular events in the Japanese calendar, their method of manufacture, their design and regional characteristics.’
      • ‘Mailing each student such a calendar at the beginning of the year saves a great deal of time, since upcoming dates do not need additional mailings or phone calls.’
      • ‘They operated a calendar system this year where all games were played on set dates.’
      timetable, schedule, programme, diary
      View synonyms
    3. 1.3North American A book in which to note daily appointments.
      • ‘How about a deliveryman with too many stops on his morning route, or a salesman with too many appointments on his daily calendar?’
      • ‘According to the regulations, you can prove the requisite number of hours by any reasonable means, including appointment books, calendars and narrative summaries.’
      • ‘Daily private calendars are commonplace on personal digital assistants (PDAs).’
      • ‘Keep impeccable records, such as diaries and appointment calendars, that document the work you do at home.’
      • ‘On her appointment calendar, Deidre made a note to call Royce Timmerman at a decent hour in the morning for an early-afternoon meeting.’
      • ‘Let's create a simple phone book and appointment calendar using Alzabo.’
      • ‘The challenge is keeping the web browser bookmarks, address books, an calendars on each machine in sync.’
      • ‘I didn't actually look at my appointment calendar: I just pinged it.’
      • ‘A good record is your small pocket appointment book or annual calendar appointment book.’
      • ‘The ARMS kit includes a planning section that has a monthly calendar, daily planning pages and note pages.’
      • ‘Persons who never before used daily planners or computer calendars may need to start.’
      • ‘Keep a calendar of necessary repair appointments to track service histories.’
      • ‘Write it down on your calendar and keep a daily exercise log.’
      • ‘For example, appointments in your calendar might have facets for time, date, person, location, subject, and importance.’
      • ‘Editors around the country are likely peering at their calendars, noting the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, and cringing.’
      • ‘Jim handed him another box, this one brimming with old appointment calendars.’
      • ‘That way, for example, your desktop computer can continuously update data it shares with your hand-held, such as an appointment calendar.’
      • ‘This month and next, we will look at a simple web-based address book and appointment calendar that demonstrate this three-tier approach.’
      • ‘The best way to avoid giving in to workaholism is to ‘red line’ time for nurturing relationships in your appointment calendar.’
      • ‘But there's also a free, Web-only package that includes an email account, an address book, a calendar, and more.’
      • ‘My assistant - who had to clear my appointment calendar - was shocked.’
      • ‘This is where the family calendar, phone book, cookbooks, laptop, and other often-used essentials are kept.’
      • ‘This can mean an alarm clock to a daily calendar of assignments.’
      • ‘For example, users can post shared or private appointments on a calendar.’
      • ‘There are notes done linearly, notes using outlines with letters and numbers, notes inside squares and notes on calendars.’
      record, written account, history, annals, archive, archives, register
      View synonyms

verb

[with object]
  • Enter (something) in a calendar or timetable.

    ‘it was at their discretion whether to index or calendar the records’
    • ‘Indeed, the recently calendared Scottish records indicate that Anna was ‘engaged in startling vigorous political activity’ from 1590 to 1603.’
    • ‘And then calendar some time for yourself, not just once a year, but on a regular basis.’
    • ‘Unless the user is familiar with this rule and applies it correctly, events will be calendared incorrectly.’
    • ‘With CompuLaw's Event Selection Expert, attorneys now have an easier way to locate appropriate formulas and trigger codes, determine when a document or event is to be calendared and track its deadlines.’
    • ‘She pointed out that we need to break out the various communications capabilities - like RSS reading and publishing, synchronous and asynchronous communications, calendaring - that currently are lumped into the email inbox.’
    • ‘The Sun ONE Collaborative Business Platform will support services such as e-mail, calendaring and group scheduling, instant messaging, group chat, alerts, persistent conference rooms, real-time polling and file sharing.’
    • ‘Chandler is only a prototype, but Kapor promises to deliver much of the basic functionality of Microsoft Outlook - contacts, email, calendaring - plus replication, with the ease of use you don't readily associate with Outlook.’
    • ‘Those that offer basic groupware functionalities, such as e-mail, contact and calendaring, are likely to satisfy the requirements of large deployments, up to thousands of users.’
    • ‘Users can access collaborative tools such as messaging, instant messaging, search and calendaring and scheduling, right from the Lotus Notes 6.5 client, rather than as separate applications.’
    • ‘We're currently trying to do a roll-out of Java Desktop Systems, but we have found that Evolution doesn't support MS Exchange calendaring and such.’
    • ‘Exchange can be used for much more than email and calendaring, and it's unlikely that customers can throw an Active Directory-based architecture overboard just like that.’
    • ‘The move means Lotus Domino Web Access can now use Firefox to access e-mail, calendaring and scheduling, replication and business applications.’
    • ‘Is it just an informational Web site, or does it have interactive features like online donations, calendaring, etc.?’
    • ‘We will be using all the Mozilla tools and many web-top applications, such as calendaring, a desktop, a file viewer and the like.’
    • ‘His demos included a pre-release version of VisualStudio.net with calendaring, VisualBasic, and BizTalk with Visio.’
    • ‘The company also offers calendaring, dip coating, and molding.’
    • ‘The rich edition provides the support for dynamic provisioning, data synchronisation, and a set of component such as calendaring and a word processing editor.’

Origin

Middle English from Old French calendier, from Latin kalendarium ‘account book’, from kalendae (see calends).

Pronunciation

calendar

/ˈkalɪndə/