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chalk

 (chôk)
n.
1. 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.
2.
a. A piece of chalk or chalklike substance in crayon form, used for marking on a blackboard or other surface.
b. Games A small cube of chalk used in rubbing the tip of a billiard or pool cue to increase its friction with the cue ball.
3. A mark made with chalk.
4. Chiefly British A score or tally.
tr.v. chalked, chalk·ing, chalks
1. To mark, draw, or write with chalk: chalked my name on the blackboard.
2. To rub or cover with chalk, as the tip of a billiard cue.
3. To make pale; whiten.
4. To treat (soil, for example) with chalk.
Phrasal Verb:
chalk up
1. To earn or score: chalk up points.
2. To credit or ascribe: Chalk that up to experience.

[Middle English, from Old English cealk, from Latin calx, calc-, lime; see calx.]

chalk′i·ness n.
chalk′y adj.

chalk

(tʃɔːk)
n
1. (Geological Science) a soft fine-grained white sedimentary rock consisting of nearly pure calcium carbonate, containing minute fossil fragments of marine organisms, usually without a cementing material
2. a piece of chalk or a substance like chalk, often coloured, used for writing and drawing on a blackboard
3. a line, mark, etc made with chalk
4. (Billiards & Snooker) billiards snooker a small cube of prepared chalk or similar substance for rubbing the tip of a cue
5. Brit a score, tally, or record
6. as alike as chalk and cheese as different as chalk and cheese informal totally different in essentials
7. by a long chalk informal Brit by far
8. can't tell chalk from cheese doesn't know chalk from cheese to be unable to judge or appreciate important differences
9. not by a long chalk informal Brit by no means; not possibly
10. (modifier) made of chalk
vb
11. to draw or mark (something) with chalk
12. (tr) to mark, rub, or whiten with or as if with chalk
13. (Building) (intr) (of paint) to become chalky; powder
14. (Agriculture) (tr) to spread chalk on (land) as a fertilizer
[Old English cealc, from Latin calx limestone, from Greek khalix pebble]
ˈchalkˌlike adj
ˈchalky adj
ˈchalkiness n

chalk

(tʃɔk)

n.
1. a soft, white, powdery limestone consisting chiefly of fossil shells of foraminifers.
2. a piece of chalk or chalklike substance for marking, as a blackboard crayon.
3. a mark made with chalk.
4. a score or tally.
v.t.
5. to mark with chalk.
6. to rub over or whiten with chalk.
v.i.
7. (of paint) to powder from weathering.
8. chalk up,
a. to score or earn, as points in a game.
b. to attribute.
[before 900; Middle English chalke, Old English cealc < Latin calc-, calx lime; see calcium]
chalk′y, adj. -i•er, -i•est.

chalk

(chôk)
A soft, white, gray, or yellow limestone formed primarily from fossil seashells and consisting mainly of calcium carbonate. Chalk is used in making lime, cement, and fertilizers, and as a whitening pigment in ceramics, paints, and cosmetics. The chalk used in classrooms, however, is usually artificial and not natural.

chalk

1. A soft stone, similar to a very soft limestone, used for drawing. Crayon is powdered chalk mixed with wax or oil.
2. A white, soft form of limestone.

Chalk

1. A pale, thin, whitish ale.
2. Another name for Chock or Choc (see Choc beer).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Chalk - a soft whitish calcitechalk - a soft whitish calcite    
chalk - a piece of calcite or a similar substance, usually in the shape of a crayon, that is used to write or draw on blackboards or other flat surfaces
calcite - a common mineral consisting of crystallized calcium carbonate; a major constituent of limestone
calcium carbonate - a salt found in nature as chalk or calcite or aragonite or limestone
2.chalk - a pure flat white with little reflectance
whiteness, white - the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)
3.chalk - an amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant
amphetamine, pep pill, upper, speed - a central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression
controlled substance - a drug or chemical substance whose possession and use are controlled by law
4.chalk - a piece of calcite or a similar substance, usually in the shape of a crayon, that is used to write or draw on blackboards or other flat surfaces
drawing chalk - colored chalks used by artists
tailor's chalk - chalk used by tailors to make temporary marks on cloth
writing implement - an implement that is used to write
chalk - a soft whitish calcite
Verb1.chalk - write, draw, or trace with chalk
draw - represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface; "She drew an elephant"; "Draw me a horse"
Translations
جير، جَصطَبَاشِيرطَبْشورَه
křídakřídový útes
kridtskrivekridt
kreto
liituliitukivimagnesium
kreda
kapurkapur tulis
krítkalksteinn
チョーク
분필
išbalęskalkakmeniskreidakreidinis
kaļķakmenskrīts
krijtkrijtgesteente
krieda
kreda
krita
หินชอล์ก
phấn viết

chalk

[tʃɔːk]
A. N (Geol) → creta f; (for writing) → tiza f, gis m (Mex)
a (piece of) chalkuna tiza f, un gis m (Mex)
by a long chalk (Brit) → de lejos
not by a long chalk (Brit) → ni con mucho, ni mucho menos
to be as different as chalk and cheeseser como el día y la noche
B. VT [+ message] → escribir con tiza; [+ luggage] → marcar con tiza
chalk up VT + ADV (lit) → apuntar (fig) [+ success, victory] → apuntarse

chalk

[ˈtʃɔːk]
n
(= rock, soil) → craie f
to be like chalk and cheese, to be chalk and cheese (British)être le jour et la nuit
(to write with)craie f
by a long chalk (= by far) → de loin
not by a long chalk (British)loin s'en faut
modif [soil] → crayeux/euse
chalk up
vt
(on blackboard)écrire à la craie
(fig) [+ success, win] → remporterchalk board n (US)tableau m, tableau m noirchalk dust npoussière f de craie

chalk

nKreide f; (= limestone also)Kalkstein m; white as chalkkreidebleich; not by a long chalk (Brit inf) → bei Weitem nicht, noch nicht einmal annähernd; the biggest by a long chalk (Brit inf) → bei Weitem der Größte; they’re as different as chalk and cheese (Brit) → sie sind (so verschieden) wie Tag und Nacht
vt message etcmit Kreide schreiben; luggage etcmit Kreide kennzeichnen; billiard cuemit Kreide einreiben

chalk

:
chalk dust
nKreidestaub m
chalkface
n (Brit Sch hum) at the chalkim Klassenzimmer

chalk

[tʃɔːk]
1. ngesso
a (piece of) chalk → un gesso (child's) → un gessetto
not by a long chalk (fam) → proprio per niente or nulla, niente affatto
they are as different as chalk and cheese → sono diversi come il giorno e la notte
2. vt (message) → scrivere col gesso; (luggage) → segnare col gesso
chalk up vt + advscrivere col gesso (fig) (success) → ottenere; (victory) → riportare

chalk

(tʃoːk) noun
1. a white rock; a type of limestone.
2. (a piece of) a chalk-like substance used for writing (especially on blackboards). a box of chalks.
ˈchalky adjective
1. of or like chalk. a chalky substance.
2. white or pale. Her face looked chalky.
ˈchalkboard noun
a smooth board, usually green, for writing or drawing on with crayon or chalk.

Chalk

طَبَاشِير křída kridt Kreide κιμωλία tiza, yeso liitu craie kreda gesso チョーク 분필 krijt kritt kreda giz мел krita หินชอล์ก tebeşir phấn viết 粉笔

chalk

n. yeso.
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No sooner was the carpenter apprised of the order, than taking his rule, he forthwith with all the indifferent promptitude of his character, proceeded into the forecastle and took Queequeg's measure with great accuracy, regularly chalking Queequeg's person as he shifted the rule.
The maker of Bonnets ferociously planned A novel arrangement of bows: While the Billiard-marker with quivering hand Was chalking the tip of his nose.
As he crossed the hall, on his way to the restaurant, he noticed the head porter chalking the numbers of the rooms on some articles of luggage which were waiting to go upstairs.
The first object with which they had an association, or of which they had a remembrance, was a large black board with a dry Ogre chalking ghastly white figures on it.
Always running about and screeching, always playing and fighting, always skip-skip-skipping on the pavement and chalking it for their games
Details said, District Commissioner, DCO, all Tehsil Municipal Officers and District Police Officer have been sent a letter in this regard to take measures to prevent the wall chalking during Moharram.
The High Court in its verdict in a case on the civic issues had imposed a ban on the wall chalking by all the parties directing the concerned quarters to remove the same.
He has recently directed the concerned departments of CDA to take strict action against the people involved in wall chalking and posters pasting on wall because such attempts damage the beauty of the city.