Definition of Calvin

1. Noun. United States chemist noted for discovering the series of chemical reactions in photosynthesis (1911-).

Exact synonyms: Melvin Calvin
Generic synonyms: Chemist

2. Noun. Swiss theologian (born in France) whose tenets (predestination and the irresistibility of grace and justification by faith) defined Presbyterianism (1509-1564).

Definition of Calvin

1. Proper noun. a surname of French and Spanish origin, meaning a bald person ¹

2. Proper noun. John Calvin, French Protestant theologian ¹

3. Proper noun. (chiefly US) a male given name derived from the surname; used especially by nonconformist families ¹

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Literary usage of Calvin

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1. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"Senebier, J. Auteurs à consulter sur la vie de Calvin. ... Works of Calvin published by the Calvin Translation Society. Edinburgh. 1843-66. ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Calvin declaimed against the "Libertines", but there is no evidence that any such people had a footing inside its walls. The cold, hard, but upright ..."

3. The Reformation by George Park Fisher (1906)
"CHAPTER VII JOHN Calvin AND THE GENEVAN REFORMATION THE Reformation was firmly established in Germany before it had taken root or had found an acknowledged ..."

4. The Creeds of Christendom: With a History and Critical Notes by Philip Schaff (1919)
"The extensive correspondence of Calvin was first edited in part by BF. ... and biographical uoles ; the correspondence of Calvin begins Tome II. p. 278. II. ..."

5. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"The tence was carried out, since Farel.whom Execution Calvin summoned to ... Michael Servetus involved Calvin in obloquy in his own and in succeeding ..."

6. The Reformation by George Park Fisher (1896)
"JOHN Calvin AND THE GENEVAN REFORMATION. THE Reformation was firmly established in German j before it had taken root or had found an acknowledged leader ..."

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