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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Calvin, Melvin Calvinnoun

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

  2. Calvin, John Calvin, Jean Cauvin, Jean Caulvin, Jean Chauvinnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. Calvinnoun

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

  2. Calvinnoun

    John Calvin, French Protestant theologian

  3. Calvinnoun

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

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  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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Numerology

  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. Bill Watterson:

    Why waste time learning, when ignorance is instantaneous - Calvin

  2. Jonathan Harris:

    He was duped and used by Calvin Darden Jr..

  3. Clarence Darrow:

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

  4. Bill Watterson:

    Some people are pragmatists, taking things as they come and making the best of the choices available. Some people are idealists, standing for principle and refusing to compromise. And some people just act on any whim that enters their heads. I pragmatically turn my whims into principles - Calvin

  5. Valerie Greenberg:

    Calvin wins for calling her out how he sees it.[But] why bring this to Twitter in the first place? Both parties need to be mature.

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    a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 quarts or 4.545 liters
    • A. subrogation
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