chalk: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (chôk), [key]
- a soft, white, powdery limestone consisting chiefly of fossil shells of foraminifers.
- a prepared piece of chalk or chalklike substance for marking, as a blackboard crayon.
- a mark made with chalk.
- a score or tally.
- to mark or write with chalk.
- to rub over or whiten with chalk.
- to treat or mix with chalk: to chalk a billiard cue.
- to make pale; blanch: Terror chalked her face.
- (of paint) to powder from weathering.
- They chalked up two runs in the first inning.
- to score or earn:They chalked up two runs in the first inning.
- to charge or ascribe to:It was a poor performance, but may be chalked up to lack of practice.
- of, made of, or drawn with chalk.
- chalk (Thesaurus)