Definition of calendar in English:



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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘According to the Chinese calendar, the 12 months are divided into four seasons.’
    • ‘At the travel sites, you'll find cruise line reviews, ship information, calendars, and details on the ports of call.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘An information leaflet and a calendar of collections will be included with the boxes.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Use calendars to chart when work is due so that children can see how much time they have to complete it.’
    • ‘Other activities included drawing pie charts to illustrate incomes, as well as creating seasonal calendars and trend lines.’
    • ‘In addition, they have several festivals that are peculiar to the lunar calendar and have a seasonal significance.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Mrs Levett said numerous cold calling scams had targeted people in York, for example salespeople selling adverts in calendars, charts and directories.’
    • ‘With this issue of American Scientist we turn a page on the millennium calendar.’
    • ‘Likewise, the pace of office work may depend upon market fluctuations, calendars of meetings, information flows, computer ‘down-time’ and so forth.’
    1. 1.1North American A datebook.
      • ‘Peer Larson argued that Whitnall High School's honors pre-calculus class had to stick to the 180-day school calendar.’
      • ‘I was thinking of making a personalized countdown calendar, in the tradition of the advent, for my husband.’
      • ‘Several steps can be taken in order to capitalize on the opportunities that arise from the circumstance of the year-round school calendar in a community.’
      • ‘The example of an organization's monthly calendar of activities fits.’
      • ‘She still remembers cycling ten miles to school and back each day and the special occasions in the Tadcaster town calendar, like May Day when all the brewery horses were dressed up and paraded down the High Street.’
      • ‘I read it, but I've been there, done that, leafed through the remaindered page-a-day calendar.’
      • ‘The new school calendar came in the mail yesterday, along with a package three inches thick with forms, forms and more forms.’
      • ‘Staffing of expanded programs and seasons may be one of the biggest challenges faced in meeting the needs of a year-round school calendar.’
      • ‘This kind of calendar is produced as a promotional item because the company hopes it will act as a reminder to use its services.’
      • ‘The exact reason these sites were built is unknown, but one of their features, is that they may have been used as an ancient form of solar calendar.’
      • ‘We have plans on our new store development calendar for Union Square; unfortunately we don't have a scheduled open date yet.’
      • ‘Tracy is presented a framed 2004 calendar with a photo of herself and Nick inside a heart.’
      • ‘And there is no need to add a day off to the nation's calendar for all this worthy effort.’
      • ‘At work, I have a Runner's World wall calendar and a Dave Barry desk calendar.’
      • ‘Such a case is on the court's calendar, awaiting the justices' decision whether to hear it.’
      • ‘That's because this year is a so-called leap year, and calendars, including electronic ones, need to include February 29.’
      • ‘Although the time-scheme of this calendar is subject to frequent revision, a ballpark set of figures is good enough to drive home the point.’
      • ‘This means that the Muslim calendar gains on the Western calendar at the rate of 11 days every year.’
      • ‘The big white wall calendar behind my desk is filled with hastily scratched notes: Drinks with Stephanie.’
      • ‘It's one of those things you don't realize until it's - until it's starting to set in, and you have a little countdown calendar.’
      record, written account, history, annals, register
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    2. 1.2A system by which the beginning, length, and subdivisions of the year are fixed.
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Eclipses would help them to determine the length of the solar year and develop calendars based upon it.’
      • ‘The most important observation in the Islamic calendar is that of Ramadan.’
      • ‘In spring time, at the beginning of the farming calendar, everybody would be hoping for a fruitful year for their families and fields.’
      • ‘The most important observation in the Islamic calendar is Ramadan.’
      • ‘On Bali a lunar calendar New Year's day is celebrated with fasting, prayer, silence, and inactivity.’
      • ‘This calendar was a solar calendar and included leap years.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Losar, which falls towards the end of February, marks the beginning of the New Year in the Tibetan calendar.’
      • ‘It is the time of the traditional Nowruz festivities; the beginning of a New Year in the Persian calendar.’
      • ‘The beginning of the Muslim calendar corresponds with Mohammed's pilgrimage.’
      • ‘It was always hard for us to actually go through New Year's Resolutions at the beginning of the 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.’
      • ‘Accurate historical records were almost unheard of and every empire used its own calendar system which was often based on totally different criteria.’
      • ‘Pope Gregory XIII ordered a new calendar (the Gregorian Calendar) to replace the old Julian Calendar.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘But many years ago we used to go by a different calendar system, with Christmas on January 7 and New Year on January 14.’
      • ‘The lunar calendar and new year festivities date from ancient times.’
    3. 1.3A timetable of special days or events of a specified kind or involving a specified group.
      ‘the college calendar’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘This calendar of events will be posted shortly in the clubhouse notice board.’
      • ‘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 most generously supported extremely popular event takes pride of place as the most popular golfing Social event in the 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.’
      • ‘The dolls are grouped according to particular events in the Japanese calendar, their method of manufacture, their design and regional characteristics.’
      • ‘They operated a calendar system this year where all games were played on set dates.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Reviews, articles, news, and an event calendar round out its list of features.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Another event that takes prominence in the social calendar of the residents is their annual open-air mass.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The next big social event on the calendar is the Commodore's Midsummer Night Ball.’
      • ‘The social calendar in the parish is filling rapidly with two forthcoming events in quick succession.’
      • ‘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.’
      timetable, schedule, programme, diary
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  • Enter (something) in a calendar or timetable.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The company also offers calendaring, dip coating, and molding.’
    • ‘His demos included a pre-release version of with calendaring, VisualBasic, and BizTalk with Visio.’
    • ‘And then calendar some time for yourself, not just once a year, but on a regular basis.’
    • ‘The move means Lotus Domino Web Access can now use Firefox to access e-mail, calendaring and scheduling, replication and business applications.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The rich edition provides the support for dynamic provisioning, data synchronisation, and a set of component such as calendaring and a word processing editor.’
    • ‘Is it just an informational Web site, or does it have interactive features like online donations, calendaring, etc.?’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Indeed, the recently calendared Scottish records indicate that Anna was ‘engaged in startling vigorous political activity’ from 1590 to 1603.’
    • ‘Unless the user is familiar with this rule and applies it correctly, events will be calendared incorrectly.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We will be using all the Mozilla tools and many web-top applications, such as calendaring, a desktop, a file viewer and the like.’
    • ‘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.’


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