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Meaning of “chalk” in the English Dictionary

"chalk" in British English

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chalknoun

uk   /tʃɔːk/  us   /tʃɑːk/
  • chalk noun (ROCK)

[ U] a ​type of ​softwhiterock
  • chalk noun (FOR DRAWING)

[C or U] a ​stick of this ​rock or a ​similarsubstance used for writing or ​drawing: He ​picked up a ​piece of chalk and ​wrote the ​answer on the ​blackboard. coloured chalks
chalky
adjective uk   /ˈtʃɔː.ki/  us   /ˈtʃɑː-/
The ​soil in this ​area is very chalky (= ​contains chalk).
chalkiness
noun [U] uk   /ˈtʃɔː.ki.nəs/  us   /ˈtʃɑː-/

chalkverb [I or T]

uk   /tʃɔːk/  us   /tʃɑːk/
to write something with a ​piece of chalk
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of chalk from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"chalk" in American English

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chalknoun [C/U]

 us   /tʃɔk/
a ​type of ​soft, ​whiterock, or a ​similarsubstance, esp. in the ​shape of a ​stick and sometimes ​colored, used for writing or ​drawing
(Definition of chalk from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “chalk”
in Korean 백악, 분필…
in Arabic طَباشير, طَبْشورة…
in Malaysian kapur…
in French craie…
in Russian мел…
in Chinese (Traditional) 白堊, 粉筆…
in Italian gesso…
in Turkish kireç, tebeşir…
in Polish kreda…
in Spanish creta, roca caliza, tiza…
in Vietnamese đá phấn, phấn viết…
in Portuguese calcário, giz…
in Thai หินสีขาว, ชอล์ก…
in German die Kreide…
in Catalan creta, guix…
in Japanese 白亜(灰白色の石灰岩), チョーク…
in Chinese (Simplified) 白垩, 粉笔…
in Indonesian gamping, kapur…
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