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Cajamarca
geographical name city NW Peru population 92,600
Cajan
noun see Cajun I
cajeput
noun Etymology: ultimately from Malay kayu putih, from kayu wood, tree + putih white Date: 1822 an Australian and southeast Asian tree (Melaleuca quinquenervia syn. M. ...
cajole
transitive verb (cajoled; cajoling) Etymology: French cajoler Date: 1630 1. a. to persuade with flattery or gentle urging especially in the face of reluctance ; coax b. ...
cajolement
noun see cajole
cajoler
noun see cajole
cajolery
noun see cajole
Cajon Pass
geographical name pass 4301 feet (1303 meters) S California NW of San Bernardino between San Bernardino Mountains & San Gabriel Mountains
Cajun
I. noun also Cajan Etymology: alteration of Acadian Date: 1868 a Louisianian descended from French-speaking immigrants from Acadia II. adjective Date: 1880 1. of, relating ...
cake
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old Norse kaka; akin to Old High German kuocho cake Date: 13th century 1. a. a breadlike food made from a dough or batter that is ...
cakewalk
noun Date: 1874 1. a black American entertainment having a cake as prize for the most accomplished steps and figures in walking 2. a stage dance developed from walking ...
cakewalker
noun see cakewalk
cakey
adjective see cake I
cal
abbreviation small calorie
Cal
abbreviation 1. California 2. large calorie
Calabar
geographical name city & port SE Nigeria population 153,900
Calabar bean
noun Etymology: Calabar, Nigeria Date: 1864 the dark brown highly poisonous leguminous seed of a tropical west African woody vine (Physostigma venenosum) that is used as a ...
calabash
noun Etymology: French & Spanish; French calebasse gourd, from Spanish calabaza Date: 1596 1. a tropical American tree (Crescentia cujete) of the bignonia family; also its ...
calabaza
noun Etymology: Spanish Date: 1970 a large winter squash (Cucurbita moschata) that resembles a pumpkin and is typically grown in the West Indies and tropical America
calaboose
noun Etymology: Spanish calabozo dungeon Date: 1792 jail; especially a local jail
Calabria
geographical name 1. district of ancient Italy comprising area forming heel of the Italian Peninsula; now the S part of Puglia 2. (or Italian Le Calabrie) (or ancient ...
Calabrian
adjective or noun see Calabria
caladium
noun Etymology: New Latin, genus name, from Malay kěladi, an aroid plant Date: 1881 any of a genus (Caladium and especially C. bicolor) of tropical American plants of the ...
Calah
geographical name ancient city capital of Assyria on the Tigris 20 miles (32 kilometers) SE of modern Mosul, Iraq; site now called Nimrud
Calais
geographical name city & port N France on Strait of Dover population 75,836
Calais, Pas de
geographical name — see Dover (Strait of)
calamander
noun Etymology: probably from Dutch kalamanderhout calamander wood Date: 1804 the hazel-brown black-striped wood of a southeast Asian tree (genus Diospyros and especially D. ...
calamari
noun Etymology: Italian, plural of calamaro, calamaio, from Medieval Latin calamarium ink pot, from Latin calamus; from the inky substance the squid secretes Date: circa 1961 ...
calamary
noun (plural -maries) Etymology: Medieval Latin calamarium Date: 1567 squid
calamata
variant of kalamata
Calamian
geographical name islands W Philippines NE of Palawan Island
calamine
noun Etymology: Middle English calamyn ore of zinc, from Medieval Latin calamina, alteration of Latin cadmia — more at cadmium Date: 15th century a mixture of zinc oxide ...
calamint
noun Etymology: Middle English calament, from Anglo-French calamente, from Medieval Latin calamentum, from Greek kalaminthē Date: 14th century any of a genus (Calamintha syn. ...
calamite
noun Etymology: New Latin Calamites, genus of fossil plants, from Latin calamus Date: 1837 a Paleozoic fossil plant (especially genus Calamites) resembling a giant horsetail
calamitous
adjective Date: 1545 being, causing, or accompanied by calamity • calamitously adverb
calamitously
adverb see calamitous
calamity
noun (plural -ties) Etymology: Middle English calamytey, from Latin calamitat-, calamitas; perhaps akin to Latin clades destruction Date: 15th century 1. a state of deep ...
Calamity Jane
biographical name — see Martha Jane Burk
calamondin
noun Etymology: Tagalog kalamundíng Date: circa 1928 a small hybrid citrus tree (Citrofortunella mitis syn. Citrus mitis); also its small tart fruit resembling the mandarin ...
calamus
noun (plural calami) Etymology: Latin, reed, reed pen, from Greek kalamos — more at haulm Date: 14th century 1. a. sweet flag b. the aromatic peeled and dried rhizome ...
calash
noun Etymology: French calèche, from German Kalesche, from Czech kolesa wheels, carriage; akin to Greek kyklos wheel — more at wheel Date: 1679 1. a. a light ...
calc
abbreviation calculate; calculated
calc-
or calci- combining form Etymology: Latin calc-, calx lime — more at chalk calcium ; calcium salt
calcaneal
adjective Date: circa 1849 relating to the heel or calcaneus
calcaneum
noun (plural calcanea) Etymology: Latin, heel — more at calk Date: circa 1751 calcaneus
calcaneus
noun (plural calcanei) Etymology: Late Latin, heel, alteration of Latin calcaneum Date: circa 1925 a tarsal bone that in humans is the large bone of the heel
calcareous
adjective Etymology: Latin calcarius of lime, from calc-, calx Date: 1677 1. a. resembling calcite or calcium carbonate especially in hardness b. consisting of or ...
calcareously
adverb see calcareous
Calcasieu
geographical name river 200 miles (322 kilometers) SW Louisiana flowing through Calcasieu Lake (about 15 miles or 24 kilometers long) & Calcasieu Pass (channel 5 miles or 8 ...
calci-
combining form see calc-
calcic
adjective Date: 1868 derived from or containing calcium or lime ; rich in calcium
calcicole
noun Etymology: French, calcicolous, from calc- + -cole -colous Date: 1882 a plant normally growing on calcareous soils • calcicolous adjective
calcicolous
adjective see calcicole
calciferol
noun Etymology: calciferous + ergosterol Date: 1931 an alcohol C28H43OH usually prepared by irradiation of ergosterol and used as a dietary supplement in nutrition and ...
calciferous
adjective Date: 1799 producing or containing calcium carbonate
calcific
adjective Etymology: calcify Date: 1861 involving or caused by calcification
calcification
noun see calcify
calcifuge
noun Etymology: French, calcifugous, from calc- + Latin fugere to flee — more at fugitive Date: 1926 a plant not normally growing on calcareous soils • calcifuge also ...
calcifugous
adjective see calcifuge
calcify
verb (-fied; -fying) Date: 1854 transitive verb 1. to make calcareous by deposit of calcium salts 2. to make inflexible or unchangeable intransitive verb 1. to become ...
calcimine
noun Etymology: alteration of kalsomine, of unknown origin Date: circa 1859 a white or tinted wash of glue, whiting or zinc white, and water that is used especially on ...
calcination
noun Date: 14th century the act or process of calcining ; the state of being calcined
calcine
I. verb (calcined; calcining) Etymology: Middle English calcenen, from Medieval Latin calcinare, from Late Latin calcina lime, from Latin calc-, calx Date: 14th century ...
calcinosis
noun (plural calcinoses) Etymology: New Latin, irregular (influenced by International Scientific Vocabulary calcine) from calc- + -osis Date: circa 1929 the abnormal ...
calcite
noun Date: 1849 a mineral CaCO3 consisting of calcium carbonate crystallized in hexagonal form and including common limestone, chalk, and marble — compare aragonite • ...
calcitic
adjective see calcite
calcitonin
noun Etymology: calci- + -tonin (as in serotonin) Date: 1961 a polypeptide hormone especially from the thyroid gland that lowers the level of calcium in the blood plasma — ...
calcium
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: New Latin, from Latin calc-, calx lime Date: 1808 a silver-white divalent metallic element of the alkaline-earth group occurring only ...
calcium carbide
noun Date: circa 1888 a usually dark gray crystalline compound CaC2 used especially for the generation of acetylene and for making calcium cyanamide
calcium carbonate
noun Date: 1869 a compound CaCO3 found in nature as calcite and aragonite and in plant ashes, bones, and shells and used especially in making lime and portland cement and as a ...
calcium channel blocker
noun Date: 1980 any of a class of drugs (as verapamil) that prevent or slow the influx of calcium ions into smooth muscle cells and are used especially to treat some forms of ...
calcium chloride
noun Date: 1869 a white deliquescent salt CaCl2 used in its anhydrous state as a drying and dehumidifying agent and in a hydrated state for controlling dust and ice on roads
calcium cyanamide
noun Date: circa 1893 a compound CaCN2 used as a fertilizer and a weed killer and as a source of other nitrogen compounds
calcium gluconate
noun Date: 1884 a white powdery salt CaC12H22O14 used especially to supplement bodily calcium stores
calcium hydroxide
noun Date: circa 1889 a white crystalline strong alkali Ca(OH)2 that is used especially to make mortar and plaster and to soften water
calcium hypochlorite
noun Date: 1869 a white powder CaCl2O2 used especially as a bleaching agent and disinfectant
calcium oxalate
noun Date: 1873 a crystalline salt CaC2O4 normally deposited in many plant cells and in animals sometimes excreted in urine or retained in the form of urinary calculi
calcium oxide
noun Date: 1869 a caustic solid CaO that is white when pure and that is the chief constituent of lime
calcium phosphate
noun Date: 1869 any of various phosphates of calcium: as a. the phosphate CaH4P2O8 used as a fertilizer and in baking powder b. the phosphate CaHPO4 used in ...
calcium silicate
noun Date: 1869 any of several silicates of calcium used especially in construction materials (as portland cement)
calcium sulfate
noun Date: 1869 a white salt CaSO4 that occurs especially as anhydrite, gypsum, and plaster of paris and that in hydrated form is used as a building material and in anhydrous ...
calculable
adjective Date: circa 1734 1. subject to or ascertainable by calculation 2. that may be counted on ; dependable
calculate
verb (-lated; -lating) Etymology: Latin calculatus, past participle of calculare, from calculus pebble (used in reckoning), perhaps irregular diminutive of calc-, calx lime — ...
calculated
adjective Date: 1722 1. apt, likely 2. a. worked out by mathematical calculation b. engaged in, undertaken, or displayed after reckoning or estimating the statistical ...
calculatedly
adverb see calculated
calculatedness
noun see calculated
calculating
adjective Date: 1710 1. making calculations 2. marked by prudent analysis or by shrewd consideration of self-interest ; scheming • calculatingly adverb
calculatingly
adverb see calculating
calculation
noun Date: 14th century 1. a. the process or an act of calculating b. the result of an act of calculating 2. a. studied care in analyzing or planning b. cold ...
calculational
adjective see calculation
calculator
noun Date: 14th century one that calculates: as a. a usually electronic device for performing mathematical calculations b. a person who operates a calculator
calculous
adjective Date: 1605 caused or characterized by a calculus or calculi
calculus
noun (plural calculi; also -luses) Etymology: Latin, stone (used in reckoning) Date: 1666 1. a. a method of computation or calculation in a special notation (as of logic or ...
calculus of variations
Date: 1837 a branch of mathematics concerned with applying the methods of calculus to finding the maxima and minima of a function which depends for its values on another ...
Calcutta
geographical name city & port E India on the Hugli capital of West Bengal metropolitan area population 11,021,915 • Calcuttan noun
Calcuttan
noun see Calcutta
Calder
biographical name Alexander 1898-1976 American sculptor
caldera
noun Etymology: Spanish, literally, caldron, from Late Latin caldaria — more at cauldron Date: 1691 a volcanic crater that has a diameter many times that of the vent and is ...
Caldera Rodríguez
biographical name Rafael 1916- president of Venezuela (1969-74; 1994-99)
Calderón de la Barca
biographical name Pedro 1600-1681 Spanish dramatist & poet
caldron
variant of cauldron
Caldwell
I. biographical name Erskine 1903-1987 American novelist II. biographical name (Janet) Taylor 1900-1985 American (English-born) author III. geographical name city SW Idaho ...
calèche
or caleche noun Etymology: French calèche — more at calash Date: 1666 1. a. calash 1a b. a 2-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle with a driver's seat on the splashboard used ...
caleche
noun see calèche
Caledon
geographical name town Canada in SE Ontario population 50,595
Caledonia
geographical name 1. town SE Wisconsin population 23,614 2. — see Scotland • Caledonian adjective or noun
Caledonian
adjective or noun see Caledonia
Caledonian Canal
geographical name ship canal N Scotland connecting Loch Linnhe & Moray Firth & uniting Lochs Ness, Oich, Lochy, & Eil
calefactory
noun (plural -ries) Etymology: Medieval Latin calefactorium, from Latin calefacere to warm — more at chafe Date: circa 1681 a monastery room warmed and used as a sitting room
calendar
I. noun Etymology: Middle English calender, from Anglo-French or Medieval Latin; Anglo-French kalender, from Medieval Latin kalendarium, from Latin, moneylender's account book, ...
calendar year
noun Date: circa 1909 1. a period of a year beginning and ending with the dates that are conventionally accepted as marking the beginning and end of a numbered year 2. a ...
calender
I. transitive verb (-dered; calendering) Etymology: Middle French calandrer, from calandre machine for calendering, from Vulgar Latin *colendra cylinder, modification of Greek ...
calenderer
noun see calender I
calendric
adjective see calendrical
calendrical
also calendric adjective Date: circa 1843 of, relating to, characteristic of, or used in a calendar
calends
or kalends noun plural but singular or plural in construction Etymology: Middle English kalendes, from Latin kalendae, calendae Date: 14th century the first day of the ancient ...
calendula
noun Etymology: New Latin, genus name, from Medieval Latin, from Latin calendae calends Date: 1789 any of a small genus (Calendula) of yellow-rayed composite herbs of ...
calenture
noun Etymology: Spanish calentura, from calentar to heat, from Latin calent-, calens, present participle of calēre to be warm — more at lee Date: 1582 a fever formerly ...
Calexico
geographical name city SE California near Mexican border population 27,109
calf
I. noun (plural calves; also calfs) Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old English cealf; akin to Old High German kalb calf Date: before 12th century 1. ...
calf's-foot jelly
noun Date: 1775 jelly made from gelatin obtained by boiling calves' feet
calf-love
noun Date: 1823 puppy love
calflike
adjective see calf I
calfskin
noun Date: 15th century leather made of the skin of a calf
Calgarian
noun see Calgary
Calgary
geographical name city Canada in SW Alberta population 878,866 • Calgarian noun
Calhoun
biographical name John Caldwell 1782-1850 American politician; vice president of the United States (1825-32)
Cali
geographical name city W Colombia on the Cauca population 1,624,400
Caliban
noun Date: circa 1612 a savage and deformed slave in Shakespeare's The Tempest
caliber
or calibre noun Etymology: Middle French calibre, from Old Italian calibro, from Arabic qālib shoemaker's last Date: 1567 1. a. degree of mental capacity or moral quality ...
calibrate
transitive verb (-brated; -brating) Date: circa 1864 1. to ascertain the caliber of (as a thermometer tube) 2. to determine, rectify, or mark the graduations of (as a ...
calibration
noun Date: circa 1859 1. the act or process of calibrating ; the state of being calibrated 2. a set of graduations to indicate values or positions — usually used in plural
calibrator
noun see calibrate
calibre
noun see caliber
caliche
noun Etymology: American Spanish, from Spanish, flake of lime, from cal lime, from Latin calx — more at chalk Date: circa 1858 1. the nitrate-bearing gravel or rock of the ...
calico
noun (plural -coes or -cos) Etymology: Calicut, India Date: 1578 1. a. cotton cloth imported from India b. British a plain white cotton fabric that is heavier than ...
calico bass
noun Date: circa 1882 black crappie
calico bush
noun Date: 1814 mountain laurel
Calicut
or Kozhikode geographical name city & port SW India on Malabar Coast in Kerala population 456,618
Calif
abbreviation California
calif
noun see caliph
California
geographical name state SW United States capital Sacramento area 158,706 square miles (411,048 square kilometers), population 33,871,648 • Californian adjective or noun ...
California condor
noun Etymology: California, state of United States Date: 1855 a large nearly extinct vulture (Gymnogyps californianus) found most recently in the mountains of southern ...
California laurel
noun Date: 1868 an evergreen Pacific coast tree (Umbellularia californica) of the laurel family with small umbellate flowers
California poppy
noun Date: 1874 any of a genus (Eschscholzia) of herbs of the poppy family; especially one (E. californica) widely cultivated for its usually yellow or orange flowers
California sea lion
noun Date: 1873 a small brown sea lion (Zalophus californianus) that occurs especially along the Pacific coast of North America from Vancouver Island to Baja California and ...
California, Gulf of
geographical name arm of the Pacific NW Mexico between Baja California & states of Sonora & Sinaloa
Californian
adjective or noun see California
Californio
noun (plural -nios) Etymology: Spanish, from California Date: 1923 one of the original Spanish colonists of California or their descendants
californium
noun Etymology: New Latin, from California, United States Date: 1950 a radioactive element discovered by bombarding curium 242 with alpha particles — see element table
caliginous
adjective Etymology: Middle French or Latin; Middle French caligineux, from Latin caliginosus, from caligin-, caligo darkness Date: 1548 misty, dark
Caligula
biographical name A.D. 12-41 Gaius Caesar Roman emperor (37-41)
caliper
I. noun Etymology: alteration of caliber Date: 1588 1. a. any of various measuring instruments having two usually adjustable arms, legs, or jaws used especially to measure ...
caliph
also calif noun Etymology: Middle English caliphe, from Middle French calife, from Arabic khalīfa successor Date: 14th century a successor of Muhammad as temporal and ...
caliphal
adjective see caliph
caliphate
noun Date: 1614 the office or dominion of a caliph
calisthenic
adjective Date: 1827 of or relating to calisthenics
calisthenics
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Etymology: Greek kalos beautiful + sthenos strength Date: 1827 1. systematic rhythmic bodily exercises performed usually ...
calix
noun (plural calices) Etymology: Latin calic-, calix — more at chalice Date: 1698 cup
calk
I. variant of caulk II. noun or caulk Etymology: probably alteration of calkin, from Middle English kakun, from Middle Dutch or Middle French dialect; Middle Dutch calcoen ...
calking
noun see caulk II
call
I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Old Norse kalla; akin to Old English hildecalla battle herald, Old High German kallōn to talk loudly, Old Church Slavic glasŭ voice ...
call a spade a spade
phrasal 1. to call a thing by its right name however coarse 2. to speak frankly
call box
noun Date: 1885 1. British a public telephone booth 2. a telephone usually located on the side of a road for reporting emergencies (as fires or automobile breakdowns)
call down
transitive verb Date: 1634 1. to cause or entreat to descend 2. reprimand
call for
phrasal 1. to call (as at one's house) to get
call forth
phrasal elicit, evoke
call forwarding
noun Date: 1977 a telephone service that allows a subscriber to have incoming calls forwarded to a different number
call girl
noun Date: circa 1940 a prostitute with whom an appointment may be made by telephone
call house
noun Date: 1929 a house or apartment where call girls may be procured
call in
verb Date: 1545 transitive verb 1. to order to return or to be returned: as a. to withdraw from an advanced position b. to withdraw from circulation 2. to ...
call in question
or call into question phrasal to cast doubt upon
call in sick
phrasal to report by telephone that one will be absent because of illness
call into question
phrasal see call in question
call it a day
phrasal to stop for the remainder of the day or for the present whatever one has been doing
call it quits
phrasal to call it a day ; quit
call letters
noun plural Date: 1912 call sign
call loan
noun Date: 1852 a loan payable at the discretion of the borrower or on demand of the lender
call names
phrasal to address or speak of a person or thing contemptuously or offensively
call number
noun Date: 1876 a combination of characters assigned to a library book to indicate its place on a shelf
call of nature
Date: 1741 the need to urinate or defecate
call off
transitive verb Date: 1633 1. to draw away ; divert 2. cancel
call on
phrasal 1. to call upon 2. to elicit a response from (as a student)
call one's bluff
phrasal to challenge in order to expose an empty pretense or threat
call out
transitive verb Date: 15th century 1. to summon into action 2. to challenge to a duel 3. to order on strike
call sheet
noun Date: circa 1949 a daily schedule of filming for a movie or television show
call sign
noun Date: 1919 the combination of identifying letters, letters and numbers, or words assigned to an operator, office, activity, vehicle, or station for use in communication ...
call slip
noun Date: 1881 a form filled out by a library patron for a desired book
call the shots
phrasal to be in charge or control ; determine the policy or procedure
call the tune
phrasal to call the shots
call time
phrasal to ask for or grant a time-out
call to account
phrasal to hold responsible ; reprimand
call to arms
Date: 1791 1. a summons to engage in active hostilities 2. a summons, invitation, or appeal to undertake a particular course of action
call to quarters
Date: 1887 a bugle call usually shortly before taps that summons soldiers to their quarters
call up
transitive verb Date: 1549 1. to summon together (as for a united effort) 2. to bring to mind ; evoke 3. to summon before an authority 4. a. to summon for active ...
call upon
phrasal 1. require, oblige 2. to make a demand on ; depend on
call-and-response
noun Date: 1879 a statement quickly followed by an answering statement; also a musical phrase in which the first and often solo part is answered by a second and often ...
call-board
noun Date: 1886 bulletin board 1
call-in
adjective Date: 1967 allowing listeners to engage in broadcast telephone conversations with the host or a guest
call-up
noun Date: 1940 1. an order to report for military service 2. a baseball player brought up to a major league team from the minor leagues
call-waiting
noun Date: 1986 a telephone service that signals (as by a beep) to the user when an incoming call is received during a call in progress
calla
noun see calla lily
calla lily
noun Etymology: New Latin, genus name, modification of Greek kallaia rooster's wattles Date: 1868 any of several herbs (genus Zantedeschia) of the arum family; especially a ...
callable
adjective Date: 1826 capable of being called; specifically subject to a demand for presentation for payment
Callaghan
I. biographical name (Leonard) James 1912- British prime minister (1976-79) II. biographical name Morley Edward 1903-1990 Canadian author
callaloo
noun Etymology: Caribbean English, perhaps ultimately of African origin; akin to Caribbean Spanish calalú callaloo (greens and dish), Brazilian Portuguese carurú, Haitian ...
callant
noun Etymology: Dutch or Middle French dialect; Dutch kalant customer, fellow, from Middle French dialect (Picard) calland customer, from Latin calent-, calens, present ...
Callao
geographical name city & port W Peru on Callao Bay W of Lima population 588,600
Callas
biographical name Maria 1923-1977 originally Maria Anna Sofia Cecilia Kalogeropoulos American soprano
callback
noun Date: 1926 1. a return call 2. a. recall 5 b. a recall of an employee to work after a layoff c. a second or additional audition for a theatrical part
callboy
noun Date: 1794 bellhop, page
called strike
noun Date: 1887 a pitched baseball not struck at by the batter that passes through the strike zone
callee
noun Date: 1949 one who receives a telephone call
caller
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English (Scots) callour Date: 14th century 1. Scottish fresh 2. Scottish cool II. noun Date: 15th century one that calls
caller ID
noun Date: 1989 a telephone service that allows a subscriber to identify the telephone number of a caller before answering the call — called also caller identification
caller identification
noun see caller ID
Calles
biographical name Plutarco Elías 1877-1945 Mexican general; president of Mexico (1924-28)
callet
noun Etymology: perhaps from Middle French caillette frivolous person, from Caillette fl1500 French court fool Date: 15th century chiefly Scottish prostitute
calligraphed
adjective Date: 1884 written or printed in calligraphy
calligrapher
noun Date: 1753 1. a professional copyist or engrosser 2. one who practices the art of calligraphy 3. penman
calligraphic
adjective see calligraphy
calligraphically
adverb see calligraphy
calligraphist
noun Date: 1816 calligrapher
calligraphy
noun Etymology: French or Greek; French calligraphie, from Greek kalligraphia, from kalli- beautiful (from kallos beauty) + -graphia -graphy Date: 1604 1. a. artistic, ...
Callimachus
I. biographical name 5th century B.C. Greek sculptor II. biographical name circa 305-circa 240 B.C. Greek scholar & Alexandrian librarian
calling
noun Date: 14th century 1. a strong inner impulse toward a particular course of action especially when accompanied by conviction of divine influence 2. the vocation or ...
calling card
noun Date: 1846 1. visiting card 2. a sign or evidence that someone or something is or has been present; broadly an identifying mark 3. a card displaying a number that can ...
calliope
noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Kalliopē Date: 14th century 1. capitalized the Greek Muse of heroic poetry 2. a keyboard musical instrument resembling an organ and ...
calliper
chiefly British variant of caliper
callipygian
also callipygous adjective Etymology: Greek kallipygos, from kalli- + pygē buttocks Date: circa 1800 having shapely buttocks
callipygous
adjective see callipygian
Callisthenes
biographical name circa 360-328 B.C. Greek philosopher & historian
Callisto
noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Kallistō Date: 14th century a nymph loved by Zeus, changed into a she-bear by Hera, and subsequently changed into the Great Bear ...
Callistratus
biographical name died 355 B.C. Athenian orator & general
callithump
noun Etymology: back-formation from callithumpian, adjective, alteration of English dialect gallithumpian disturber of order at elections in 18th century Date: 1950 a noisy ...
callithumpian
adjective see callithump
callosity
noun (plural -ties) Date: 1578 1. the quality or state of being callous: as a. marked or abnormal hardness and thickness b. lack of feeling or capacity for emotion 2. ...
callous
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin callosus, from callum, callus callous skin Date: 15th century 1. a. being hardened and thickened b. having calluses ...
callously
adverb see callous I
callousness
noun see callous I
callow
adjective Etymology: Middle English calu bald, from Old English; akin to Old High German kalo bald, Old Church Slavic golŭ bare Date: 1580 lacking adult sophistication ; ...
callowness
noun see callow
callus
I. noun Etymology: Latin Date: 1563 1. a thickening of or a hard thickened area on skin or bark 2. a mass of exudate and connective tissue that forms around a break in a ...
calm
I. noun Etymology: Middle English calme, probably ultimately from Old Spanish calma, from Late Latin cauma heat, from Greek kauma, from kaiein to burn Date: 14th century 1. ...
calmative
noun or adjective Etymology: 2calm + -ative (as in sedative) Date: 1870 sedative
calmly
adverb see calm III
calmness
noun see calm III
calmodulin
noun Etymology: calcium + modulate + 1-in Date: 1978 a calcium-binding protein that mediates cellular metabolic processes (as the contraction of muscle fibers) by regulating ...
caló
noun Etymology: Spanish, argot, speech of Spanish Gypsies, from Romany kalo Gypsy, literally, black, from Sanskrit kāla Date: 1947 any of several Spanish argots; especially ...
calomel
noun Etymology: probably from New Latin *calomelas, from Greek kalos beautiful + melas black — more at melan- Date: 1676 a white tasteless compound Hg2Cl2 used especially ...
Caloosahatchee
geographical name river 75 miles (121 kilometers) S Florida flowing W into Gulf of Mexico
caloric
I. noun Etymology: French calorique, from Latin calor Date: 1792 1. a supposed form of matter formerly held responsible for the phenomena of heat and combustion 2. archaic ...
calorically
adverb see caloric II
calorie
also calory noun (plural -ries) Etymology: French calorie, from Latin calor heat, from calēre to be warm — more at lee Date: 1866 1. a. the amount of heat required at a ...
calorific
adjective Etymology: French or Latin; French calorifique, from Latin calorificus, from calor Date: 1770 1. caloric 2. of or relating to heat production
calorimeter
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin calor Date: 1790 an apparatus for measuring quantities of absorbed or emitted heat or for determining specific ...
calorimetric
adjective see calorimeter
calorimetrically
adverb see calorimeter
calorimetry
noun see calorimeter
calory
noun see calorie
calotte
noun Etymology: French Date: 1632 skullcap 1; especially zucchetto
calotype
noun Etymology: Greek kalos beautiful + -type (as in daguerreotype) Date: 1845 a photographic process by which a large number of prints could be produced from a paper ...
calpac
or calpack noun Etymology: Turkish kalpak Date: 1598 a high-crowned cap worn in Turkey, Iran, and neighboring countries
calpack
noun see calpac
Calpe
geographical name — see Gibraltar (Rock of)

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