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Webster 1913 Edition


Calender

Cal′en-der

,
Noun.
[F.
calandre
, LL.
calendra
, corrupted fr. L.
cylindrus
a cylinder, Gr. [GREEK][GREEK][GREEK][GREEK][GREEK][GREEK][GREEK][GREEK][GREEK]. See
Cylinider
.]
1.
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.
2.
One who pursues the business of calendering.
My good friend the
calender
.
Cawper.

Cal′en-der

,
Verb.
I.
[
imp. & p. p.
Calendered
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Calendering
.]
[Cf. F.
calandrer
. See
Calender
,
Noun.
]
To press between rollers for the purpose of making smooth and glossy, or wavy, as woolen and silk stuffs, linens, paper, etc.
Ure.

Cal′en-der

,
Noun.
[Per.
qalender
.]
One of a sect or order of fantastically dressed or painted dervishes.

Webster 1828 Edition


Calender

CALENDER

,
Verb.
T.
To press between rollers, for the purpose of making smooth, glossy and wavy; as woolen and silk stuffs and linens.

CALENDER

,
Noun.
A machine or hot press, used in manufactories to press cloths, for the purpose of making them smooth, even and glossy, laying the nap, watering them and giving them a wavy appearance. It consists of two thick rollers or cylinders, placed between boards or planks, the lower one being fixed, the upper one movable, and loaded with a great weight.

Definition 2023


calender

calender

See also: calênder

English

Noun

calender (plural calenders)

  1. Misspelling of calendar.
  2. 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.
  3. One who pursues the business of calendering.
Synonyms
  • (one in the business or trade of calendering): calendrer
Translations

Verb

calender (third-person singular simple present calenders, present participle calendering, simple past and past participle calendered)

  1. To press between rollers for the purpose of making smooth and glossy, or wavy, as woolen and silk stuffs, linens, paper etc., as in a calender.
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

From Persian قلندر (qalandar, wandering dervish), from Arabic قَلَنْدَار (qalandār, wandering dervish), itself from Persian کلندر (kalandar, uncouth man), from کلند (kaland, rough, unshaven).

Noun

calender (plural calenders)

  1. One of a wandering, mendicant Sufic order of fantastically dressed or painted dervishes, founded in the 13th century by an Arab named Yusuf.
Translations

References

  • calender” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).
  • Nouveau Petit Larousse illustré. Dictionnaire encyclopédique. Paris, Librairie Larousse, 1952, 146th edition
  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967