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chalk

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noun \ˈchȯk\

Simple Definition of chalk

  • : a type of soft, light-colored rock

  • : a substance that is made into white or colored sticks and used for writing or drawing

  • : a piece of chalk

Full Definition of chalk

  1. 1 a :  a soft white, gray, or buff limestone composed chiefly of the shells of foraminifers b :  a prepared form of chalk or a material resembling chalk especially when used (as for writing on blackboards) as a crayon

  2. 2 a :  a mark made with chalk b British :  a point scored in a game

chalky play \ˈchȯ-kē\ adjective

Examples of chalk

  1. The teacher handed her a piece of chalk and asked her to write the answer on the chalkboard.

  2. He put chalk marks on the stage to show the actors where they should stand.

  3. They drew pictures on the sidewalk with colored chalks.



Origin of chalk

Middle English, from Old English cealc, from Latin calc-, calx lime; akin to Greek chalix pebble


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with chalk


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chalk

verb

Simple Definition of chalk

  • : to write or draw (something) with chalk

  • : to mark (something) with chalk

Full Definition of chalk

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to write or draw with chalk

  3. 2 :  to rub or mark with chalk

  4. 3 a :  to delineate roughly :  sketch b :  to set down or add up with or as if with chalk :  record —usually used with up <chalk up the totals>

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to become chalky <the paint had begun to chalk>

Examples of chalk

  1. She chalked a message on the side of the barn.

  2. He chalked the stage to show the actors where they should stand.



1580

First Known Use of chalk

1580


Medical Dictionary

chalk

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noun \ˈchȯk\

Medical Definition of chalk

  1. :  a soft white, gray, or buff limestone composed chiefly of the shells of foraminifers and sometimes used medicinally as a source of calcium carbonate—called also creta; see precipitated chalk, prepared chalk

  2. chalky \ˈchȯ-kē\play adjective





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