[ kalk ]

  1. a calculator, especially a small portable one.

Origin of calc

By shortening

Other definitions for calc- (2 of 3)


  1. a combining form of calcareous: calc-tufa.

  2. variant of calci- before a vowel: calcic.

Origin of calc-

<German Kalk lime <Latin calc- (stem of calx) lime, limestone; see calx, chalk

Other definitions for calc. (3 of 3)


  1. calculate. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use calc in a sentence

  • I hain't made a cent of profit f'r two months, and I calc'late on a profit of two hunderd and fifty a month.

    Scattergood Baines | Clarence Budington Kelland
  • I don't want to burn you, and I calc'late the figger you're payin' is clost to bein' fair.

    Scattergood Baines | Clarence Budington Kelland
  • And yit—sounds mighty funny, too—I calc'late to be as fond of Marthy as ever I was.

    Scattergood Baines | Clarence Budington Kelland
  • "calc'late to," said Scattergood, and thereby rather took Mr. Siggins's breath.

    Scattergood Baines | Clarence Budington Kelland
  • Howsumever, we tightened her up a bit, an' calc'lated she'd hold through.

    Earth's Enigmas | Charles G. D. Roberts

British Dictionary definitions for calc-


combining form
  1. a variant of calci-

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