Associations to the word «Chalk»


CHALK, noun. (uncountable) A soft, white, powdery limestone.
CHALK, noun. (countable) A piece of chalk, or, more often, processed compressed chalk, that is used for drawing and for writing on a blackboard.
CHALK, noun. Tailor's chalk.
CHALK, noun. (uncountable) (climbing) A white powdery substance used to prevent hands slipping from holds when climbing, sometimes but not always limestone-chalk.
CHALK, noun. (US) (military) (countable) A platoon-sized group of airborne soldiers.
CHALK, noun. (US) (sports) (chiefly basketball) The prediction that there will be no upsets, and the favored competitor will win.
CHALK, verb. To apply chalk to anything, such as the tip of a billiard cue.
CHALK, verb. To record something, as on a blackboard, using chalk.
CHALK, verb. To use powdered chalk to mark the lines on a playing field.
CHALK, verb. (figuratively) To record a score or event, as if on a chalkboard.
CHALK, verb. To manure (land) with chalk.
CHALK, verb. To make white, as if with chalk; to make pale; to bleach.
CHALK AND TALK, noun. (pejorative) (informal) the traditional method of teaching, consisting mainly of talking and writing on a chalkboard.
CHALK BAG, noun. (climbing) A small pouch filled with climbing chalk, that is attached to a climber's harness, and the chalk is used for grip.
CHALK BAGS, noun. Plural of chalk bag
CHALK BOX, noun. Chalk line
CHALK FULL, adjective. Misspelling of chock full.
CHALK LINE, noun. A line made on a surface by snapping a taut string or cord dusted with colored chalk.
CHALK LINES, noun. Plural of chalk line
CHALK MIXTURE, noun. A preparation of chalk, cinnamon, and sugar in gum water, formerly used to treat diarrhea in infants.
CHALK OFF, verb. (idiom) To record a score or event, as if on a chalkboard.
CHALK OUT, verb. (transitive) To write down using chalk
CHALK OUT, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) to make (plans); to sketch
CHALK TALK, noun. (academia) An informal lecture on an academic subject.
CHALK TALK, noun. A music hall act in which a performer makes chalk caricatures whilst reciting a monologue
CHALK TALKS, noun. Plural of chalk talk
CHALK UP, verb. (transitive) To attribute, credit, or blame.
CHALK UP, verb. (transitive) to achieve something
CHALK UP TO, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To attribute or account for something.

Dictionary definition

CHALK, noun. A soft whitish calcite.
CHALK, noun. A pure flat white with little reflectance.
CHALK, noun. 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.
CHALK, noun. 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.
CHALK, verb. Write, draw, or trace with chalk.

Wise words

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