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cal

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  1. calorie(def 1a).
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Cal

  1. kilocalorie.
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Cal

[kal]
noun
  1. a male given name, form of Calvin.
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cal.

Cal.

  1. California.
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Ripken

[rip-kuh n]
noun
  1. Calvin Edward, Jr.CalIron Man, born 1960, U.S. baseball player.
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  • "It's a cinch he don't know about that pill-thrower back in Ohio," added Cal.

  • There were Cal and Weary, they had girls who loved them—and they were sure welcome to them.

  • Well, I cal'late that depends some on what dictionary you hunt up the word in.

    Thankful's Inheritance

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Kenelm was some took by surprise and his wits was in the next county, I cal'late.

    Thankful's Inheritance

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • I cal'lated I could run a boardin'-house if I couldn't do anything else.

    Thankful's Inheritance

    Joseph C. Lincoln


British Dictionary definitions for cal

CAL

abbreviation for
  1. computer-aided (or -assisted) learning
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cal.

abbreviation for
  1. calendar
  2. calibre
  3. calorie (small)
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Cal.

abbreviation for
  1. Calorie (large)
  2. California
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cal in Medicine

cal

abbr.
  1. mean calorie; small calorie
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Cal

abbr.
  1. large calorie
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