chalk: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (chôk), [key]
— n.
  1. a soft, white, powdery limestone consisting chiefly of fossil shells of foraminifers.
  2. a prepared piece of chalk or chalklike substance for marking, as a blackboard crayon.
  3. a mark made with chalk.
  4. a score or tally.
  1. to mark or write with chalk.
  2. to rub over or whiten with chalk.
  3. to treat or mix with chalk: to chalk a billiard cue.
  4. to make pale; blanch: Terror chalked her face.
  1. (of paint) to powder from weathering.
  2. They chalked up two runs in the first inning.
    1. to score or earn:They chalked up two runs in the first inning.
    2. to charge or ascribe to:It was a poor performance, but may be chalked up to lack of practice.
  1. of, made of, or drawn with chalk.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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