Associations to the word «Calvin»


CALVIN, proper noun. A surname of French and Spanish origin, meaning a bald person
CALVIN, proper noun. John Calvin, French Protestant theologian
CALVIN, proper noun. (chiefly US) a male given name derived from the surname; used especially by nonconformist families
CALVIN CYCLE, noun. (biochemistry) A series of biochemical reactions that take place in the stroma of chloroplasts in photosynthetic organisms.

Dictionary definition

CALVIN, noun. United States chemist noted for discovering the series of chemical reactions in photosynthesis (1911-).
CALVIN, noun. Swiss theologian (born in France) whose tenets (predestination and the irresistibility of grace and justification by faith) defined Presbyterianism (1509-1564).

Wise words

He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.