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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 who pursues the business of calendering.
  3. To press between rollers for the purpose of making smooth and glossy, or wavy, as woolen and silk stuffs, linens, paper, etc.
  4. One of a sect or order of fantastically dressed or painted dervishes.

Calender Translations

calender in French is calandre
calender in Swedish is kalender, almanacka