Gregorian calendar


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Gregorian calendar the solar calendar now in general use, introduced by Gregory XIII in 1582 to correct an error in the Julian calendar by suppressing 10 days, making Oct 5 be called Oct 15, and providing that only centenary years divisible by 400 should be leap years; it was adopted by Great Britain and the American colonies in 1752
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: England and the American colonies adopted the Gregorian calendar on September 14th, 1752. 11 days disappeared.
    • Gregorian calendar See under Gregorian Julian, and Perpetual.
    • Gregorian calendar the calendar as reformed by Pope Gregory XIII. in 1582, including the method of adjusting the leap years so as to harmonize the civil year with the solar, and also the regulation of the time of Easter and the movable feasts by means of epochs. See Gregorian yearbelow).
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In literature:

And the order of the days of the months and the year is what is called, after Pope Gregory, the Gregorian Calendar.
"The True Story of Christopher Columbus" by Elbridge S. Brooks
GREGORIAN YEAR, the civil year according to the correction of the Gregorian calendar.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Russia, by adhering to the Julian Calendar and refusing to adopt the Gregorian, has now fallen thirteen days behind the rest of the world.
"New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 2, May, 1915" by Various
CALENDAR, the Julian and Gregorian, 192.
"The Empire of Austria; Its Rise and Present Power" by John S. C. Abbott
It is therefore possible that this mark of distinction may be of some value in determining the relation of the Maya to the Gregorian calendar.
"Aids to the Study of the Maya Codices" by Cyrus Thomas
The golden numbers have been placed so that Easter may fall on the same day as in the Gregorian calendar.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
To them December 25th is New Christmas, according to the Gregorian calendar adopted in 1752.
"Blue Ridge Country" by Jean Thomas
Gregorian Calendar, I, 363.
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)" by Augustus de Morgan
Change from the Old to the New (or Gregorian) style of calendar in England.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, v. 13" by Various
It was on this date also that the Gregorian calendar replaced that of the Republic.
"Paris" by William Walton
The Gregorian correction of the calendar in 1582 has once more led to different days being observed.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 9" by Various
The discrepancy between the Julian and Gregorian calendar amounts to thirty days in 4000 years; three months in 12,175 years.
"Our Calendar" by George Nichols Packer
The Gregorian calendar was immediately adopted in France and Germany, and a little later in England.
"Astronomical Myths" by John F. Blake
The Gregorian calendar was adopted.
"An Introduction to the History of Japan" by Katsuro Hara

In news:

As the Gregorian calendar flips to a new year, I figure this is as good a time as any for us to affect some change.
Two professors, an astrophysicist and an economist, propose junking the leap day dependent Gregorian Calendar for a 364-day (52-week) year and a leap week every once in a while.
0An extra day is added to February every four years in order to keep the Gregorian calendar in alignment with the earth's revolution around the sun.
A fresh look at the Mayan-to-Gregorian calendar conversion suggests that the world might not actually come to an end on Dec 21, 2012.
A common year under the Gregorian calendar that we all use consists of 365 days and a leap year of 366 days.
1582 – Pope Gregory XIII implements the Gregorian Calendar (More info).
According to the Gregorian calendar Jewish Year 5767, from sunset October 1 to nightfall October 2, 2006 is the time when Jews atone for their sins of the past year by observing Yom Kippur.