• WordNet 3.6
    • v calender press between rollers or plates so as to smooth, glaze, or thin into sheets "calender paper"
    • n calender a machine that smooths or glazes paper or cloth by pressing it between plates or passing it through rollers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Calender 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.
    • n Calender One of a sect or order of fantastically dressed or painted dervishes.
    • Calender One who pursues the business of calendering. "My good friend the calender ."
    • v. i Calender To press between rollers for the purpose of making smooth and glossy, or wavy, as woolen and silk stuffs, linens, paper, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • calender To press in a calender, as cloth or paper.
    • n calender A lark. See calandra, 1.
    • n calender A weevil.
    • n calender One of an order of dervishes founded in the fourteenth century by an Andalusian Arab named Yusuf, who was expelled from the order of Bektashis on account of his extreme arrogance. The Calenders are wanderers who preach in the market-places and live by alms. Though the title Calender asserts for its bearers a life of great purity, the members of this order, even before the death of its founder, fell into the grossest licentiousness and debauchery, and have not hesitated at assassination. They hold that salvation is as little affected by vice and crime as by virtue and holiness, and that sin stains the body only and can be removed by ablutions.
    • n calender An obsolete corrupt form of coliander for coriander.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Calender kal′en-dėr a press consisting of two rollers for smoothing and dressing cloth, paper, &c.: a person who calenders, properly a calendrer
    • v.t Calender to dress in a calender
    • n Calender kal′en-dėr a word somewhat loosely used for dervish in Persia and Central Asia.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. calandre, LL. calendra, corrupted fr. L. cylindrus, a cylinder, Gr. . See Cylinider
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

Away went Gilpin out of breath, and sore against his will, Till at his friend the calender's his horse at last stood still.
"The Book of Humorous Verse" by Various
The calender finishes may be classed as dull, luster, glazed, watered or moire, and embossed.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
CALENDE (Place de la), 42; 48; 70.
"The Story of Rouen" by Sir Theodore Andrea Cook
No chintzes were so smartly calendered as hers, and on the walls were mezzotints of the ladies whom Sir Joshua had painted.
"The Explorer" by W. Somerset Maugham
To prepare it to receive the design, the cloth is steeped in rice water, dried and calendered.
"Across the Equator" by Thomas H. Reid
On the 14 of the Calends of October.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
That was the 13th day before the calends of April.
"Astronomy of To-day" by Cecil G. Dolmage
In the next calends it is expected off Portus.
"A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3)" by Felix Dahn
A legal pencil a really legal pencil is incredible, it fastens the whole strong iron wire calender.
"Geography and Plays" by Gertrude Stein
It was upon Lalande's observations that the Republican calender was drawn up.
"A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations" by Joseph Mazzini Wheeler

In news:

Mark your calenders Brooklyn residents, the Mayor has declared an actual day to pull up those pants.
Ahlstrom, a global high performance materials company, will extend the range of release papers produced at its Jacareì plant in Brazil with the introduction of calendered Ahlstrom SILCA Soft grades.
Its products include gasket and heat shield materials for the automotive industry and calender bowl materials for the paper industry.
I just got my calender confused.
According to the Mayan calender, we are all doomed come December 21 of this year when the world ends.
Poetic Justice Calender features Portland police poetry, photographs.
UFC's Arianny Celeste Calender Shoot – Behind The Scenes.
Calender clock strikes a chord in Kentwood man's family history.
Try a more heavenly calender to avoid the Y2K problem.
The calender is getting closer and closer to the April 17 tax deadline, and taxpayers are trying to figure out what they can and cannot deduct.
Calender clock strikes a chord in Kentwood man's family history .
Click on Concert Calender for details on all the shows coming to town.
Oracal has introduced two new PVC films: OraJet 3628 Removable Wall and Window Graphic film and OraJet 3641 Intermediate Calendered PVC Digital media.
Designated MF-165-J3R-79NT, the film grade is available in thicknesses from Teknor Apex calendering line 0.006–0.020 in.
Before the pay raise vote was taken, which came towards the end of the meeting of a four-page agenda that saw the rescinding of a contract with CareFlite, Bristol resident Roy Calender Sr.

In science:

The given treatment, calender time and the patient’s health condition might lead to such a drop out.
A martingale approach to continuous-time marginal structural models
Our priority queue is similar to a calendar queue ; however, the calender queue does not employ a binary tree – events are sorted in each of the linear lists.
A Complexity O(1) Priority Queue for Event Driven Molecular Dynamics Simulations