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Calendar (noun)

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Ca'lendar. n.s. [calendarium, Lat.] A register of the year, in which the months, and stated times, are marked, as festivals and holidays.

What hath this day deserv'd? what hath it done,
That it in golden letter should be set
Among the high tides, in the calendar?
Shakesp. K. John.

We compute from calendars differing from one another; the compute of the one anticipating that of the other. Brown's Vulgar Errours, b. iv. c. 12.

Curs'd be the day when first I did appear;
Let it be blotted from the calendar,
Lest it pollute the month.
Dryden's Fab.

Sources: Browne, Thomas (204) · Dryden, John (788) · Shakespeare's King John (43)

Attributes: Latin (690) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Calendar (noun)." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: January 30, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=2131.


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