- JohnJean Chauvin or Caulvin, 1509–64, French theologian and reformer in Switzerland: leader in the Protestant Reformation.
- Melvin,1911–97, U.S. chemist: Nobel Prize 1961.
- a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “bald.”
Examples from the Web for calvin
Dalbesio made it clear that Calvin Klein never labeled her “plus size,” nor treated her differently than the other waifish models.
In brief defense of Calvin Klein, the fashion designer never called Delbasio “plus-size”—at least not exactly.
By 15, Shields was saying: “Nothing comes between me and my Calvins” in an advert for Calvin Klein underwear.
Justin Bieber for Calvin Klein: Have we found the next Marky Mark?Justin Bieber for Calvin Klein; David Lynch Designs Activewear
The Fashion Beast Team
July 23, 2014
“Brands like Calvin Klein, among others, have special lines that come with his and hers pieces,” Steinberg says.Couples Clothes Swapping Isn’t Just for Kimye
July 15, 2014
It was thus that the Institutes of Calvin became one of the charters of democracy.The American Mind
This literal quotation from the frank Mr. Calvin caused a sensation.Cap'n Dan's Daughter
Joseph C. Lincoln
So, in spite of Albert's promise, the Calvin lumber was not delivered on time.
"I tell you, Mr. Calvin, that it shall be delivered," he said.
The journey to the Calvin cottage was enlivened by frequent stops for refreshment.
- John, original name Jean Cauvin, Caulvin, or Chauvin. 1509–64, French theologian: a leader of the Protestant Reformation in France and Switzerland, establishing the first presbyterian government in Geneva. His theological system is described in his Institutes of the Christian Religion (1536)
- Melvin. 1911–97, US chemist, noted particularly for his research on photosynthesis: Nobel prize for chemistry 1961
Word Origin and History for calvin
John Calvin (1509-1564), Protestant leader, born Jean Caulvin, the surname related to French Chauvin (cf. chauvinism), from Latin calvus "bald," from PIE *kle-wo- "bald."
- American chemist who won a Nobel Prize in 1961 for determining the chemical reactions that occur during photosynthesis. This series of reactions is now known as the Calvin cycle.