verb (used with object), cal·cu·lat·ed, cal·cu·lat·ing.
- to think; guess.
- to intend; plan.
verb (used without object), cal·cu·lat·ed, cal·cu·lat·ing.
Origin of calculate
Examples from the Web for calculate
It is impossible to calculate the full effect that watching this on television, listening on the radio must have had on Sam.How Martin Luther King Jr. Influenced Sam Cooke’s ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’|Peter Guralnick|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
More than a year ago, we asked experts to calculate the cost of electing a Congress in 2016 that would pass fundamental reform.Our New SuperPAC Is Going to Change American Politics for $12 Million|Lawrence Lessig, Mark McKinnon|June 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A nutritionist can also help you calculate your consumption with a food diary, and can pinpoint your top sources of sodium.
There is also an argument that it makes more sense to calculate consumption rather than income.
In some parts of the world it's virtually impossible to calculate the number of executions.Florida Drags Down U.S. on Amnesty International’s Global Death Penalty Report|Nico Hines|March 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If I sue your husband for back rents, you'd not be quite so independent, I calculate.Verner's Pride|Mrs. Henry Wood
It is impossible to calculate the numbers with any likelihood of accuracy.The Soul of John Brown|Stephen Graham
Above all, you do not calculate the chief part of one's expenditure,—the unforeseen.The Parisians, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
I can think of the whole thing and calculate the chances as calmly as if it were an affair in which I was in no way concerned.Rujub, the Juggler|G. A. Henty
"I calculate you'd best both of you talk," said Scattergood.Scattergood Baines|Clarence Budington Kelland
British Dictionary definitions for calculate
- to suppose; think
- to intend (to do something)
Word Origin for calculate
Word Origin and History for calculate
1560s, "to compute, to estimate by mathematical means," from Latin calculatus, past participle of calculare "to reckon, compute," from calculus (see calculus). Meaning "to plan, devise" is from 1650s. Replaced earlier calculen (mid-14c.), from Old French calculer. Related: Calculable.