from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Ecclesiastical A skullcap, especially one worn by Roman Catholic priests.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a skullcap worn by Roman Catholic priests
- n. The vertical central area of the crown of a bird's head.
- n. A round cavity or depression, in the form of a cup or cap, lathed and plastered; used to diminish the rise or elevation of a moderate chapel, alcove, etc. which would otherwise be too high for other pieces of the apartment.
- n. The upper (superior) or lower (inferior) half of the globe of the eye.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Such a cap, worn by English serjeants at law.
- n. Such a cap, worn by the French cavalry under their helmets.
- n. Such a cap, worn by the clergy of the Roman Catholic Church.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plain skull-cap or coif of haircloth, satin, or other fabric, worn by the Roman Catholic clergy to cover the tonsure when exposed to drafts;
- n. in England, by serjeants-at-law on their wigs.
- n. In armor and costume, that part of any head-dress which covers closely the crown of the head: as, the calotte of the helmet.
- n. Anything having the form of a small cap, as the cap of a sword-hilt.
- n. In architecture, a dome or cupola, or something of similar form, as a cup-shaped ceiling, the head of an alcove, etc.
- n. In ornithology, a hood or cap of color upon the top of a bird's head.
- n. Also written calote and callot.
- n. In geology, an ice-cap or a glacier covering a large land area.
- n. In zoology: The pole of attachment of Dicyemidæ which are parasitic in the kidneys of certain cephalopods; the polar cap.
- n. In Polyzoa, a retractile disk formed at the aboral pole in the developing larva.
Among the papers of this period are also a constitution for the "calotte," a secret society of his regiment organized to keep its members up to the mark of conduct expected from gentlemen and officers, and many political notes.
"calotte" at aet. 99, and did the same for his son and household
In old days it was a calotte worn under the turban; and it was protected by scalp-perspiration by an “Arakiyah”
(O father of a felt calotte!) 75 In times of mourning Moslem women do not use perfumes or dyes, like the Henna here alluded to in the pink legs and feet of the dove.
Head-covering without visor, "chapeline casque leger en fornie de calotte sans masque."
Next, notice the helmet, the Duc d'Alencon specifically remarks that her helmet he calls it a calotte a sallet had no visor.
Jeanne was on a ladder, her standard in her hand, when her Standard was struck and she herself was hit on the head by a stone which was partly spent, and which struck her calotte.
The priest in the calotte expressed his approval, and himself contributed an interesting fact from the life of the saint, Ivan the Warrior.
The service in the house was already over; the priests — of whom one wore a calotte, and the other, rather younger, had most carefully combed and oiled his hair — appeared with all their retinue on the steps.
The embroidered calotte fell, and, in the twinkling of an eye, he had rumpled his hair all ends up in a most extravagant manner.