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chalk

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noun \ˈchȯk\

Definition of chalk

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

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

chalky

play \ˈchȯ-kē\ adjective

Examples of chalk in a Sentence

  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 and Etymology of chalk

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


First Known Use: before 12th century


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chalk

verb

Definition of chalk

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

  3. 2 :  to rub or mark with chalk

  4. 3a :  to delineate roughly :  sketchb :  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 in a Sentence

  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



CHALK Defined for English Language Learners

chalk

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noun

Definition of chalk for English Language Learners

  • : 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

chalk

verb

Definition of chalk for English Language Learners

  • : to write or draw (something) with chalk

  • : to mark (something) with chalk


CHALK Defined for Kids

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chalk

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noun \ˈchȯk\

Definition of chalk for Students

  1. 1 :  a soft white, gray, or buff limestone made up mainly of the shells of tiny saltwater animals

  2. 2 :  a material like chalk especially when used for writing or drawing


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chalk

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verb

Definition of chalk for Students

chalked

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chalking

  1. :  to rub, mark, write, or draw with chalk

chalk up

  1. 1 :  to attribute to a supposed cause or source Her mistakes can be chalked up to inexperience.

  2. 2 :  to earn or achieve The business chalked up large profits.


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

chalky

\ˈchȯ-kē\play adjective


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