chalk

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chalk is part of the Basic English 850.

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Noun[change]

Singular
chalk

Plural
chalks

Pieces of chalk
  1. (uncountable) Chalk is a soft, white, powder-like limestone.
    The men mine chalk in the hills near my house.
  2. (countable) Chalk is a piece of chalk, or more usually, processed compressed chalk, that is used for drawing and for writing on a blackboard; teachers at school may use chalk to write on a blackboard.
    John wrote his name on the blackboard with chalk.
    There are many pieces of chalk on the floor.
    The shop at the corner of the street sells many chalks.


Verb[change]

Plain form
chalk

Third-person singular
chalks

Past tense
chalked

Past participle
chalked

Present participle
chalking

  1. To put chalk on something, such as the tip of a billiards cue.
  2. To write something using chalk; this is often done on a blackboard.
  3. To use powdered chalk to put the lines on a sports field.

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