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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Calvin, Melvin Calvin(noun)

    United States chemist noted for discovering the series of chemical reactions in photosynthesis (1911-)

  2. Calvin, John Calvin, Jean Cauvin, Jean Caulvin, Jean Chauvin(noun)

    Swiss theologian (born in France) whose tenets (predestination and the irresistibility of grace and justification by faith) defined Presbyterianism (1509-1564)


  1. Calvin(ProperNoun)

    a surname of French and Spanish origin, meaning a bald person

  2. Calvin(ProperNoun)

    John Calvin, French Protestant theologian

  3. Calvin(ProperNoun)

    a male given name derived from the surname; used especially by nonconformist families


  1. Calvin

    Calvin is a fictional character, and is the protagonist of the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson. Calvin demonstrates a level of wisdom, vocabulary and humor unusual for a six year-old boy. However, in many ways he is typical for his age: he absolutely hates baths, and fears and hates his babysitter, refuses to go to school, frequently disobeys his parents, and is lazy and selfish. Calvin is also a Creator Curator, and frequently loses himself in various fantastical worlds of his own imagining. On the rare occasions on which he applies himself, Calvin's projects in school are very well received, to his confusion or indifference. He shows relatively minor interest or success in interacting with any "real" characters, choosing instead to spend the majority of his time with Hobbes, with whom he frequently embarks on imaginary adventures, debates philosophical issues, plots various pranks against girls, and fights. Calvin appeared in almost every Calvin and Hobbes strip printed and published.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Calvin in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Calvin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Calvin in a Sentence

  1. Jonathan Harris:

    He was duped and used by Calvin Darden Jr..

  2. Bill Watterson:

    My life needs a rewinderase button. - Calvin

  3. Denise Wimberly:

    My other son ran down the street, saying Calvin got shot.

  4. Bill Watterson:

    Why waste time learning, when ignorance is instantaneous - Calvin

  5. Clarence Darrow:

    Calvin Coolidge was the greatest man who ever came out of Plymouth Corner, Vermont.

Images & Illustrations of Calvin

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