from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Calvin, John 1509-1564. French-born Swiss Protestant theologian who broke with the Roman Catholic Church (1533) and set forth the tenets of his theology, known today as Presbyterianism, in Institutes of the Christian Religion (1536).
- Calvin, Melvin 1911-1997. American chemist. He won a 1961 Nobel Prize for discovering the series of chemical reactions in photosynthesis.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. a surname of French and Spanish origin, meaning a bald person
- proper n. John Calvin, French Protestant theologian
- proper n. a male given name derived from the surname; used especially by nonconformist families
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. John Calvin, a French theologian and reformer; born 1509, died 1564.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. Swiss theologian (born in France) whose tenets (predestination and the irresistibility of grace and justification by faith) defined Presbyterianism (1509-1564)
- n. United States chemist noted for discovering the series of chemical reactions in photosynthesis (1911-)
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Both my boys and I also enjoy THE FAR SIDE and CALVIN AND HOBBES (and we all wish that the Calvin strip was still being produced).
CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION AT THE 2010 CFDA FASHION AWARDS NEW YORK, NY, JUNE 7, 2010 -- Calvin
Heck, there's another bit of 'fan art' that I saw once and now want to find - Grown-Up Calvin is at the sink, and his daughter runs in with Hobbes over her shoulder, saying Daddy!
There are a lot of receivers who can really play, but Calvin is on another level, especially when they give him the ball that many times.
Shades of white proved popular, too: Diane Kruger (in Calvin Klein), Kirsten Dunst (in Rodarte for Gap) and Taylor Swift (in Ralph Lauren) all opted for white.
After a long and illustrious career in robot psychology working for U.S. Robots and Mechanical Men, Dr. Susan Calvin is retiring.
Calvin is cold, blunt, and often compared to her beloved robots to her detriment.
Once in New Cyprus, Calvin is exposed to oddness at every turn, but somehow, to the reader at least, they don't seem especially strange.
Calvin is a pleasant enough young man living in Southern California who, at the age of 34, finds himself with nothing much to do and no desire to do much besides play about with rare books.
When the novel opens, therefore, Calvin is ripe for weirdness to descend upon him.