calque

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n calque an expression introduced into one language by translating it from another language "`superman' is a calque for the German `Ubermensch'"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Calque See 2d Calk v. t.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • calque See calk.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Calque to chalk, as the back of a drawing, &c., in order to transfer it, to copy by tracing
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Usage

In literature:

The head is ornamented with a large horny calque or helmet, and the bare skin of the neck is conspicuous with bright blue and red colours.
"The Malay Archipelago" by Alfred Russell Wallace
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