HyperDic: gregorian_calendar

English > 1 sense of the expression Gregorian calendar:
NOUNtimeGregorian calendar, New Style calendarthe solar calendar now in general use, introduced by Gregory XIII in 1582 to correct an error in the Julian calendar by suppressing 10 days, making Oct 5 be called Oct 15, and providing that only centenary years divisible by 400 should be leap years
English > Gregorian calendar: 1 sense > noun 1, time
MeaningThe solar calendar now in general use, introduced by Gregory XIII in 1582 to correct an error in the Julian calendar by suppressing 10 days, making Oct 5 be called Oct 15, and providing that only centenary years divisible by 400 should be leap years; it was adopted by Great Britain and the American colonies in 1752.
SynonymNew Style calendar
PartsApril, AprThe month following March and preceding May
August, AugThe month following July and preceding September
December, DecThe last (12th) month of the year
February, FebThe month following January and preceding March
Gregorian calendar monthA month in the Gregorian calendar
January, JanThe first month of the year
JulyThe month following June and preceding August
JuneThe month following May and preceding July
March, MarThe month following February and preceding April
MayThe month following April and preceding June
November, NovThe month following October and preceding December
October, OctThe month following September and preceding November
September, Sep, SeptThe month following August and preceding October
Narrowerchurch calendar, ecclesiastical calendarA calendar of the Christian year indicating the dates of fasts and festivals
Broadersolar calendarA calendar based on solar cycles
Spanishcalendario gregoriano
Catalancalendari gregorià
AdjectivesGregorianof or relating to Pope Gregory XIII or the calendar he introduced in 1582

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