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CHALK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does chalk mean? 

CHALK (noun)
  The noun CHALK has 4 senses:

1. a soft whitish calcite
2. a pure flat white with little reflectance
3. 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
4. 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

  Familiarity information: CHALK used as a noun is uncommon.


CHALK (verb)
  The verb CHALK has 1 sense:

1. write, draw, or trace with chalk

  Familiarity information: CHALK used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CHALK (noun)


Sense 1chalk [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A soft whitish calcite

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("chalk" is a kind of...):

calcite (a common mineral consisting of crystallized calcium carbonate; a major constituent of limestone)

Meronyms (substance of "chalk"):

calcium carbonate (a salt found in nature as chalk or calcite or aragonite or limestone)

Holonyms ("chalk" is a substance of...):

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)


Sense 2chalk [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A pure flat white with little reflectance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("chalk" is a kind of...):

white; whiteness (the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black))


Sense 3chalk [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

shabu; Methedrine; methamphetamine hydrochloride; methamphetamine; meth; deoxyephedrine; chicken feed; chalk; crank; trash; glass; ice

Hypernyms ("chalk" is a kind of...):

amphetamine; pep pill; speed; upper (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)


Sense 4chalk [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("chalk" is a kind of...):

writing implement (an implement that is used to write)

Meronyms (substance of "chalk"):

chalk (a soft whitish calcite)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "chalk"):

drawing chalk (colored chalks used by artists)

tailor's chalk (chalk used by tailors to make temporary marks on cloth)


CHALK (verb)


Sense 1chalk [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Write, draw, or trace with chalk

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Hypernyms (to "chalk" is one way to...):

draw (represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface)

"Chalk" entails doing...:

delineate; describe; draw; line; trace (make a mark or lines on a surface)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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