from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See loan translation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A word or phrase in a language formed by word-for-word or morpheme-by-morpheme translation of a word in another language.
- v. To adopt (a word or phrase) from one language to another by semantic translation of its parts.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. See 2d calk, v. t.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See calk.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an expression introduced into one language by translating it from another language
French, from calquer, to trace, copy, from Italian calcare, to press, from Latin calcāre, to tread on, from calx, heel.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French calque ("calque/loan translation"), from French calquer ("to trace"), from Italian calcare. (Wiktionary)