Definition of calender :
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 of a sect or order of fantastically dressed or painted dervishes.
3. One who pursues the business of calendering.
4. To press between rollers for the purpose of making smooth and glossy, or wavy, as woolen and silk stuffs, linens, paper, etc.
- Papa left yesterday, because the numbers on his desk calender are pulled off up to to- day, and that's the first thing he does when he comes down for breakfast. - "Gentle Julia", Booth Tarkington.
- Won't you let me ask if Mr. Calender is there, before you get out, then? - "The Black Bag", Louis Joseph Vance.
- With his exploits we have nothing to do, save to notice that it must have been in the camp at Rakele, if not on the battle- field of Glenmalure, that Raleigh began his momentous friendship with Spenser, whose Shepherd's Calender had inaugurated a new epoch in English poetry just a month before Raleigh's departure for Ireland. - "Raleigh", Edmund Gosse.