- n calque an expression introduced into one language by translating it from another language "`superman' is a calque for the German `Ubermensch'"
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
- v. t Calque See 2d Calk
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
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