Calendar vs colander

Calendar and colander are words that are close in spelling and pronunciation and may be considered confusables. We will examine the different meanings of the confusables calendar and colander, the word origins of the terms, and some examples of their English usage in sentences.

A calendar is a system of dividing a year into days, weeks, and months. Calendars often note important dates like holidays. Calendar may also mean an itinerary of particular days that are important to a person, company, or institution. In North America, calendar may also refer to a datebook in which someone keeps a schedule of meetings, deadlines, and other important items and events he must remember. The word calendar is derived from the Latin word, calendarium, which means an account book.

A colander is a bowl with holes in it that acts as a sieve to drain food or rinse food. The word colander is derived from the Latin word, colare, which means to strain.

Examples

Now you’ll just have to decide whether to keep these gorgeous advent calendars for yourself or gift them to someone special this holiday season. (People Magazine)

The BioCalendar was created to be the comprehensive calendar and guide for healthcare and life science industry event attendees worldwide, and also to enable event organizers to dramatically increase the awareness of their productions, whether it’s a multiday partnering conference attracting thousands or a simple, hour-long meeting of research teams. (The Odessa American)

Water drains through the colander down into the bowl before the woman swings the bowl to one side, tipping water into the sink while the colander stays in place. (The Daily Mail)

Colanders are typically made of a lightweight metal—or sometimes plastic, ceramic or enamelware—and are perforated and bowl-like. (The Robb Report)