Calender
Calender Cal"en*der, n. [F. calandre, LL. calendra, corrupted fr. L. cylindrus a cylinder, Gr. ?????????. 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. [1913 Webster]

2. One who pursues the business of calendering. [1913 Webster]

My good friend the calender. --Cawper. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
, (by a calender)


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  • calender — ⇒CALENDER, subst. masc. [Chez les Musulmans] Moine mendiant. L histoire des trois calenders borgnes (A. FRANCE, Le Lys rouge, 1894, p. 321). P. anal. Moi, je me compte pour rien, je suis un passe partout, un calender, comme disait Gobineau… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Calender — Cal en*der, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Calendered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Calendering}.] [Cf. F. calandrer. See {Calender}, n.] To press between rollers for the purpose of making smooth and glossy, or wavy, as woolen and silk stuffs, linens, paper, etc. Ure …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • calender — (v.) to pass through a calender, a machine which smooths and presses paper, cloth, etc., 1510s, from Fr. calandre, the machine name, from M.L. calendra, so called from the shape of the machine used, from L. cylindrus, from Gk. kylindros roll,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • calender — calender1 [kal′ən dər] n. [Fr calendre < ML calendra < L cylindrus, CYLINDER] a machine with rollers between which paper, cloth, etc. is run, as to give it a smooth or glossy finish vt. [Fr calendrer < the n.] to process (paper, cloth,… …   English World dictionary

  • Calender — Cal en*der, n. [Per. qalender.] One of a sect or order of fantastically dressed or painted dervishes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Calender — Calender, S. Kalender …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

  • calender — index set down Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • calender — m. Monje *musulmán de una orden fundada en el siglo XIII …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • calender — CALENDER. s. m. Nom de certains Religieux Turcs ou Persans, la plupart vagabonds …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Calender — This article is about a device for smoothing paper. For the method of timekeeping, see calendar. A calender (or kalandar) is also an order of dervishes in Turkey and Persia. The calender is a series of hard pressure rollers at the end of a… …   Wikipedia

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