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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