Chalk meaning

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Chalk is defined as a soft limestone that is white, gray or yellow or something made of this substance.

An example of chalk is what the teacher uses to write on the blackboard.

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A mark made with chalk.
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(chiefly british) A score or tally.
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To mark, draw, or write with chalk.

Chalked my name on the blackboard.

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A soft compact calcite, CaCO3 , with varying amounts of silica, quartz, feldspar, or other mineral impurities, generally gray-white or yellow-white and derived chiefly from fossil seashells.
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To rub or cover with chalk, as the tip of a billiard cue.
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To make pale; whiten.
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To treat (soil, for example) with chalk.
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A white, gray, or yellowish limestone that is soft, porous, and easily pulverized, composed almost entirely of calcite from minute sea shells.
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A piece of chalk or gypsum, often imbued with a pigment, used for drawing, writing on a blackboard, etc.
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A mark or line made with chalk.
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(brit.) A score or tally, as in a game or as of credit given.
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Made or drawn with chalk.
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(brit.) To treat with chalk; lime or fertilize (soil)
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To rub or smear with chalk; specif., to rub chalk on the tip of (a billiard cue)
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To make pale.
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To write, draw, or mark with chalk.
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To become chalky or powdery, as a painted surface.
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A soft, white, gray, or yellow limestone consisting mainly of calcium carbonate and formed primarily from the accumulation of fossil microorganisms such as foraminifera and calcareous algae. Chalk is used in making lime, cement, and fertilizers, and as a whitening pigment in ceramics, paints, and cosmetics. The chalk used in classrooms is usually artificial.
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The definition of chalk is made or drawn with soft white, gray or yellow limestone.

An example of chalk used as an adjective is in the phrase "chalk drawing," which means a drawing made with this substance.

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Any substance like chalk in color, texture, etc.
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(uncountable) A soft, white, powdery limestone.
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(countable) A piece of chalk, or, more often, processed compressed chalk, that is used for drawing and for writing on a blackboard.
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Tailor's chalk.
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(uncountable, climbing) A white powdery substance used to prevent hands slipping from holds when climbing, sometimes but not always limestone-chalk.
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(US, military, countable) A platoon-sized group of airborne soldiers.
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(US, sports, chiefly basketball) The prediction that there will be no upsets, and the favored competitor will win.
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To apply chalk to anything, such as the tip of a billiard cue.
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To record something, as on a blackboard, using chalk.
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To use powdered chalk to mark the lines on a playing field.
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(figuratively) To record a score or event, as if on a chalkboard.
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To manure (land) with chalk.

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To make white, as if with chalk; to make pale; to bleach.

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chalk out
  • to mark out as with chalk
  • to outline; plan
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chalk up
  • to score, get, or achieve
  • to attribute or ascribe
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not by a long chalk
  • not by any means; not at all
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walk a chalk line
  • to behave with strict propriety or obedience
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

not by a long chalk
walk a chalk line

Origin of chalk

  • Middle English from Old English cealk from Latin calx calc- lime calx

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English cealc, borrowed from Latin calx (“limestone”), borrowed from Ancient Greek χάλιξ (khaliks, “pebble”)

    From Wiktionary