What does chalk mean?

Definitions for chalk
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chalk(noun)

    a soft whitish calcite

  2. chalk(noun)

    a pure flat white with little reflectance

  3. methamphetamine, methamphetamine hydrochloride, Methedrine, meth, deoxyephedrine, chalk, chicken feed, crank, glass, ice, shabu, trash(noun)

    an amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant

  4. chalk(verb)

    a piece of calcite or a similar substance, usually in the shape of a crayon, that is used to write or draw on blackboards or other flat surfaces

  5. chalk(verb)

    write, draw, or trace with chalk

Wiktionary

  1. chalk(Noun)

    A soft, white, powdery limestone.

    Etymology: From cealc, borrowed from calx, borrowed from χάλιξ

  2. chalk(Noun)

    A piece of chalk, or, more often, processed compressed chalk, that is used for drawing and for writing on a blackboard.

    Etymology: From cealc, borrowed from calx, borrowed from χάλιξ

  3. chalk(Noun)

    Tailor's chalk.

    Etymology: From cealc, borrowed from calx, borrowed from χάλιξ

  4. chalk(Noun)

    A white powdery substance used to prevent hands slipping from holds when climbing, sometimes but not always limestone-chalk.

    Etymology: From cealc, borrowed from calx, borrowed from χάλιξ

  5. chalk(Noun)

    A platoon-sized group of airborne soldiers.

    Etymology: From cealc, borrowed from calx, borrowed from χάλιξ

  6. chalk(Noun)

    The prediction that there will be no upsets, and the favored competitor will win.

    Etymology: From cealc, borrowed from calx, borrowed from χάλιξ

  7. chalk(Verb)

    To apply chalk to anything, such as the tip of a billiards cue

    Etymology: From cealc, borrowed from calx, borrowed from χάλιξ

  8. chalk(Verb)

    To record something, as on a blackboard, using chalk.

    Etymology: From cealc, borrowed from calx, borrowed from χάλιξ

  9. chalk(Verb)

    To use powdered chalk to mark the lines on a playing field.

    Etymology: From cealc, borrowed from calx, borrowed from χάλιξ

  10. chalk(Verb)

    To record a score or event, as if on a chalkboard.

    Etymology: From cealc, borrowed from calx, borrowed from χάλιξ

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chalk(noun)

    a soft, earthy substance, of a white, grayish, or yellowish white color, consisting of calcium carbonate, and having the same composition as common limestone

    Etymology: [AS. cealc lime, from L. calx limestone. See Calz, and Cawk.]

  2. Chalk(noun)

    finely prepared chalk, used as a drawing implement; also, by extension, a compound, as of clay and black lead, or the like, used in the same manner. See Crayon

    Etymology: [AS. cealc lime, from L. calx limestone. See Calz, and Cawk.]

  3. Chalk(verb)

    to rub or mark with chalk

    Etymology: [AS. cealc lime, from L. calx limestone. See Calz, and Cawk.]

  4. Chalk(verb)

    to manure with chalk, as land

    Etymology: [AS. cealc lime, from L. calx limestone. See Calz, and Cawk.]

  5. Chalk(verb)

    to make white, as with chalk; to make pale; to bleach

    Etymology: [AS. cealc lime, from L. calx limestone. See Calz, and Cawk.]

Freebase

  1. Chalk

    Chalk is a soft, white, porous sedimentary rock, a form of limestone composed of the mineral calcite. Calcite is calcium carbonate or CaCO3. It forms under reasonably deep marine conditions from the gradual accumulation of minute calcite plates shed from micro-organisms called coccolithophores. It is common to find chert or flint nodules embedded in chalk. Chalk can also refer to other compounds including magnesium silicate and calcium sulfate. Chalk has greater resistance to weathering and slumping than the clays with which it is usually associated, thus forming tall steep cliffs where chalk ridges meet the sea. Chalk hills, known as chalk downland, usually form where bands of chalk reach the surface at an angle, so forming a scarp slope. Because chalk is porous it can hold a large volume of ground water, providing a natural reservoir that releases water slowly through dry seasons.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Chalk

    chawk, n. the well-known white substance, a carbonate of lime.—v.t. to rub or manure with chalk.—v.i. to mark with chalk: in a tavern, to write the score with chalk.—ns. Chalk′iness; Chalk′-pit, a pit in which chalk is dug; Chalk′-stone, a stone or piece of chalk: (pl.) the white concretions formed round the joints in chronic gout.—adj. Chalk′y.—Chalk for cheese, a small price for a good article.—Chalking the door, in Scotland, a form of warning tenants to remove from burghal tenements.—Chalk out, to trace out, as with chalk, to plan.—By a long chalk, by a considerable distance, referring to the habit of scoring with chalk. [A.S. cealc, like Fr. chaux, is from L. calx, limestone.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. chalk

    A deposit found at the top, bottom and middle and in the space between the bottom and middle and between the middle and top of American literature. (Chalk-line, used generally in the phrase, "to walk a chalk-line"; _E. g._, the shortest way to reach the poor-house is to walk the chalk-line of probity).

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chalk in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chalk in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of chalk in a Sentence

  1. Anson Chui:

    Most (people)... know that we cannot really cause any damage on the wall by drawing with chalk, it is just an excuse used by the police to make us fear. Especially when the court said they are taking away the girl from her father.

  2. Simon Cowell:

    You have to chalk this one up to experience.

  3. President Barack Obama:

    We are hammering these terrorists, they may think that they can chalk up some quick victories, but our reach is long. We do not give up. You threaten America, you will have no safe haven. We will find you and like petty tyrants and terrorists before you, the world is going to leave you behind and keep moving on without you, because we will get you.

  4. S. Weinstein:

    The chalk marks are transient, the formulas eternal.

  5. Lara Garey:

    ALS typically hits his age group – early to mid-40s through the 50s – and most guys, especially these military guys, they’re just going to chalk up these symptoms as part of getting older, we’ve been reaching out, at least to those guys, to let them know that this has happened and be alert.

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