Calendar vs Calender

Posted on Sunday, June 13, 2010 by Debiprasad Sahoo

Today I mistyped Calendar as Calender. But the editor does not mark this as misspelled. I know what Calendar means, what Calender means? I searched in Dictionary.com and found that Calender is too a valid word.

Calender
cal·en·der /ˈkæləndər/ [kal-uhn-der]
–noun
1.
a machine in which cloth, paper, or the like, is smoothed, glazed, etc., by pressing between rotating cylinders.
2.
a machine for impregnating fabric with rubber, as in the manufacture of automobile tires.
–verb (used with object)
3.
to press in a calender.

Calendar
cal·en·dar /ˈkæləndər/ [kal-uhn-der]
–noun
1.
a table or register with the days of each month and week in a year: He marked the date on his calendar.
2.
any of various systems of reckoning time, esp. with reference to the beginning, length, and divisions of the year. Compare Chinese calendar, Gregorian calendar, Hindu calendar, Jewish calendar, Julian calendar, Muslim calendar.
3.
a list or register, esp. one arranged chronologically, as of appointments, work to be done, or cases to be tried in a court.
4.
a list, in the order to be considered, of bills, resolutions, etc., brought before a legislative body.
5.
Obsolete . a guide or example.
–verb (used with object)
6.
to enter in a calendar; register.

Did you notice something? Both words are pronounced same.

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