Definition of Chalk out

1. Verb. Make a sketch of. "Sketch the building"

Exact synonyms: Sketch
Category relationships: Art, Artistic Creation, Artistic Production
Generic synonyms: Draw
Derivative terms: Sketch, Sketcher, Sketcher

Definition of Chalk out

1. Verb. (transitive) To write down using chalk ¹

2. Verb. (transitive idiomatic) to make (plans); to sketch ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chalk Out

chalice cell
chalice sign
chalice vine
chalk and talk
chalk bag
chalk dust
chalk line
chalk out (current term)
chalk pit
chalk talk
chalk talks
chalk up
chalk up to
chalked up
chalkhill blue
chalkhill blues

Literary usage of Chalk out

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1. An English and Welsh Dictionary: Wherein, Not Only the Words, But Also, the by John Walters (1828)
"To chalk out, [delineate, mark, or with chalk] Tynnu 11 mi (darlunio, ... To chalk out, [Mei. shew, pointout, on Dangos, mynegi, ..."

2. The New England Farmer by Samuel W. Cole (1869)
"They may chalk out other excellencies and expect • to realize them with equal success. While, therefore, we are making the acquaintance of new breeds of ..."

3. Journal of the East India Association by East India Association (London, England) (1870)
"I hope Sir Arthur Cotton will not speak generally, but that he will chalk out on the map the particular lines of canals he recommends should be carried out. ..."

4. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1891)
"There are other expressions connected with chalk, such as ' to know chalk from cheese,' 'to chalk out,' etc., but these hardly find a place here. ..."

5. The Writings of Mark Twain [pseud.] by Mark Twain, Charles Dudley Warner (1906)
"Well, you just chalk out a place the size of a blanket anywhere on the tin that ain't already marked off, you know, and that's your property. ..."

6. The slang dictionary: Etymological, Historical, and Anecdotal by John Camden Hotten (1874)
"chalk out, or CHALK DOWN, to mark out a line of conduct or action ; to make a rule or order. Phrase derived from the Workshop. Chalk up, to credit, ..."

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