Perpetual calendar
Perpetual Per*pet"u*al, a. [OE. perpetuel, F. perp['e]tuel, fr. L. perpetualis, fr. perpetuus continuing throughout, continuous, fr. perpes, -etis, lasting throughout.] Neverceasing; continuing forever or for an unlimited time; unfailing; everlasting; continuous. [1913 Webster]

Unto the kingdom of perpetual night. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Perpetual feast of nectared sweets. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{Circle of perpetual apparition}, or {Circle of perpetual occultation}. See under {Circle}.

{Perpetual calendar}, a calendar so devised that it may be adjusted for any month or year.

{Perpetual curacy} (Ch. of Eng.), a curacy in which all the tithes are appropriated, and no vicarage is endowed. --Blackstone.

{Perpetual motion}. See under {Motion}.

{Perpetual screw}. See {Endless screw}, under {Screw}. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Continual; unceasing; endless; everlasting; incessant; constant; eternal. See {Constant}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Perpetual calendar — Calendar Cal en*dar, n. [OE. kalender, calender, fr. L. kalendarium an interest or account book (cf. F. calendrier, OF. calendier) fr. L. calendue, kalendae, calends. See {Calends}.] 1. An orderly arrangement of the division of time, adapted to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Perpetual calendar — Per*pet u*al cal en*dar A calendar that can be used perpetually or over a wide range of years. That of Capt. Herschel covers, as given below, dates from 1750 to 1961 only, but is capable of indefinite extension. PERPETUAL CALENDARDay of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • perpetual calendar — n. 1. a calendar mathematically arranged so that the correct day of the week can be determined for any given date over a wide range of years 2. a desk calendar adjustable for each of many years …   English World dictionary

  • Perpetual calendar — A perpetual calendar is a calendar which is good for a span of many years, such as the Runic calendar. General information For the Gregorian calendar, a perpetual calendar often consists of 14 one year calendars, plus a table to show which one… …   Wikipedia

  • perpetual calendar — 1. a calendar devised to be used for many years, as in determining the day of the week on which a given date falls. 2. a desk calendar with months, days, and dates that can be changed, as by adjusting various dials, so that it may be used over… …   Universalium

  • perpetual calendar — noun a calendar in which the day, the month, and the date are adjusted independently to show any combination of the three …   English new terms dictionary

  • perpetual calendar — perpet′ual cal′endar n. hor a calendar devised to be used for many years, as one for determining the day of the week on which a given date falls • Etymology: 1890–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • perpetual calendar — noun a chart or mechanical device that indicates the days of the week corresponding to any given date over a long period of years • Hypernyms: ↑calendar …   Useful english dictionary

  • perpetual calendar — noun Date: 1895 a table for finding the day of the week for any one of a wide range of dates …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Perpetual — Per*pet u*al, a. [OE. perpetuel, F. perp[ e]tuel, fr. L. perpetualis, fr. perpetuus continuing throughout, continuous, fr. perpes, etis, lasting throughout.] Neverceasing; continuing forever or for an unlimited time; unfailing; everlasting;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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