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calender


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Calender  \Cal"en*der\,  n.  [Per.  qalender.] 
  One  of  a  sect  or  order  of  fantastically  dressed  or  painted 
  dervishes. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  One  who  pursues  the  business  of  calendering. 
 
  My  good  friend  the  calender.  --Cawper. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  calender 
  n  :  a  machine  that  smoothes  or  glazes  paper  or  cloth  by  pressing 
  it  between  plates  or  passing  it  through  rollers 
  v  :  press  between  rollers  or  plates  so  as  to  smooth,  glaze,  or 
  thin  into  sheets;  as  of  paper  or  cloth 




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