Definition of calender in English:



  • A machine in which cloth or paper is pressed by rollers to glaze or smooth it.


  • Press in a calender.

    • ‘The existence of separate groups of ‘merchants’ concerned with the organization of ginning, spinning, weaving, calendering, and dyeing shows the development of a significant degree of division of labour.’
    • ‘All calendered films contain materials that are listed by FDA in the Code of Federal Regulations 21 CFR.’
    • ‘The magnetic media then is calendered in a stack of rollers to improve the packing of the magnetic pigment and smoothness of the media, again giving a boost in the electromagnetic performance of the media.’
    • ‘The facing webs, with the elastomeric fibers between them, are calendered together thus adhering the facing webs together via contact adhesion with the elastomeric fibers.’
    smooth, iron, smooth out, remove creases from, put creases in
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Late 15th century (as a verb): from French calendre (noun), calendrer (verb), of unknown origin.