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Meaning of CALENDER

Pronunciation:  'kalundur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a machine that smoothes or glazes paper or cloth by pressing it between plates or passing it through rollers
  2. [v]  press between rollers or plates so as to smooth, glaze, or thin into sheets; as of paper or cloth

CALENDER is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: machine, press



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
    2. One who pursues the business of calendering.
             My good friend the calender.          --Cawper.
  2. \Cal"en*der\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Calendered}; p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Calendering}.] [Cf. F. calandrer. See {Calender},
    To press between rollers for the purpose of making smooth and
    glossy, or wavy, as woolen and silk stuffs, linens, paper,
    etc. --Ure.
  3. \Cal"en*der\, n. [Per. qalender.]
    One of a sect or order of fantastically dressed or painted