Meaning of CALENDER in English


I. ˈka-lən-dər transitive verb

( -dered ; cal·en·der·ing -d(ə-)riŋ)

Etymology: Middle French calandrer, from calandre machine for calendering, from Vulgar Latin * colendra cylinder, modification of Greek kylindros — more at cylinder

Date: 1513

: to press (as cloth, rubber, or paper) between rollers or plates in order to smooth and glaze or to thin into sheets

• cal·en·der·er -dər-ər noun

II. noun

Date: 1688

: a machine for calendering something

III. noun

Etymology: Persian qalandar

Date: 1621

: a member of a Sufic order of wandering mendicant dervishes

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