calender, n. [F. calandre, LL. calendra, corrupted fr. L. cylindrus a cylinder, Gr. . See Cylinider.].
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. [1913 Webster]
One who pursues the business of calendering. [1913 Webster]
"My good friend the calender."
calender, v. i. [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. [1913 Webster]
calender, n. [Per. qalender.].
One of a sect or order of fantastically dressed or painted dervishes. [1913 Webster]