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Meaning of CHALK

Pronunciation:  chok

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a piece of chalk (or similar substance) used for writing on blackboards or other surfaces
  2. [n]  a pure flat white with little reflectance
  3. [n]  a soft whitish calcite
  4. [v]  write, draw, or trace with chalk

CHALK is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: calcite, calcium carbonate, chalk, chalk, delineate, describe, draw, drawing chalk, line, outline, tailor's chalk, trace, white, whiteness, writing implement



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Chalk\, 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 limestone.
    2. (Fine Arts) 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
    {Black chalk}, a mineral of a bluish color, of a slaty
       texture, and soiling the fingers when handled; a variety
       of argillaceous slate.
    {By a long chalk}, by a long way; by many degrees. [Slang]
    {Chalk drawing} (Fine Arts), a drawing made with crayons. See
    {Chalk formation}. See {Cretaceous formation}, under
    {Chalk line}, a cord rubbed with chalk, used for making
       straight lines on boards or other material, as a guide in
       cutting or in arranging work.
    {Chalk mixture}, a preparation of chalk, cinnamon, and sugar
       in gum water, much used in diarrheal affection, esp. of
    {Chalk period}. (Geol.) See {Cretaceous period}, under
    {Chalk pit}, a pit in which chalk is dug.
    {Drawing chalk}. See {Crayon}, n., 1.
    {French chalk}, steatite or soapstone, a soft magnesian
    {Red chalk}, an indurated clayey ocher containing iron, and
       used by painters and artificers; reddle.
  2. \Chalk\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Chalked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To rub or mark with chalk.
    2. To manure with chalk, as land. --Morimer.
    3. To make white, as with chalk; to make pale; to bleach.
             Let a bleak paleness chalk the door.  --Herbert.
    {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.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a piece of chalk in your dream, refers to school and learning. Your ability and knowledge is being called into question.
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