Chalk
Chalk Chalk, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Chalked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Chalking}.] 1. To rub or mark with chalk. [1913 Webster]

2. To manure with chalk, as land. --Morimer. [1913 Webster]

3. To make white, as with chalk; to make pale; to bleach. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

Let a bleak paleness chalk the door. --Herbert. [1913 Webster]

{To chalk out}, to sketch with, or as with, chalk; to outline; to indicate; to plan. [Colloq.] ``I shall pursue the plan I have chalked out.'' --Burke. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Chalk — (ch[add]k), n. [AS. cealc lime, from L. calx limestone. See {Calz}, and {Cawk}.] 1. (Min.) A soft, earthy substance, of a white, grayish, or yellowish white color, consisting of calcium carbonate, and having the same composition as common… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chalk — [chôk] n. [ME < OE cealc < L calx, lime, limestone: see CALCIUM] 1. a white, gray, or yellowish limestone that is soft, porous, and easily pulverized, composed almost entirely of calcite from minute sea shells 2. any substance like chalk in …   English World dictionary

  • chalk — ► NOUN 1) a white soft limestone (calcium carbonate) formed from the skeletal remains of sea creatures. 2) a similar substance (calcium sulphate), made into sticks and used for drawing or writing. ► VERB 1) draw or write with chalk. 2) Brit.… …   English terms dictionary

  • chalk — [tʆɔːk ǁ tʆɒːk] verb chalk up something phrasal verb [transitive] to succeed in getting something or reaching a total: • The big oil companies continued to chalk up huge profits …   Financial and business terms

  • Chalk — (engl. für Kreide) ist der Name eines kommerziellen Jugendmagazins, das in Österreich an den meisten höheren Schulen gratis aufliegt. Das 52seitige Heft erreicht ca. 105.000 Schüler, neben aktuellen CD , Buch , PC , TV Kritiken und diversen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Chalk — For other uses, see Chalk (disambiguation). Chalk Sedimentary Rock The Needles, situated on the Isle of Wight, are part of the extensive Southern England Chalk Formation. Composition …   Wikipedia

  • chalk — chalklike, adj. /chawk/, n. 1. a soft, white, powdery limestone consisting chiefly of fossil shells of foraminifers. 2. a prepared piece of chalk or chalklike substance for marking, as a blackboard crayon. 3. a mark made with chalk. 4. a score or …   Universalium

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