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
My good friend the 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.
Cal"en*der, n. [Per.
qalender.] One of a sect or order of fantastically
dressed or painted dervishes.