**Cal"cu*late** (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Calculater (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Calculating (?).] [L, *calculatus*, p. p. of *calculate*, fr. *calculus* a pebble, a stone used in reckoning; hence, a reckoning, fr. *calx*, *calcis*, a stone used in gaming, limestone. See Calx.]

**1.**

To ascertain or determine by mathematical processes, usually by the ordinary rules of arithmetic; to reckon up; to estimate; to compute.

A calencar exacity **calculated** than any othe.
*North.*

**2.**

To ascertain or predict by mathematical or astrological computations the time, circumstances, or other conditions of; to forecast or compute the character or consequences of; as, to **calculate** or cast one's nativity.

A cunning man did **calculate** my birth.
*Shak.*

**3.**

To adjust for purpose; to adapt by forethought or calculation; to fit or prepare by the adaptation of means to an end; as, to **calculate** a system of laws for the government and protection of a free people.

[Religion] is . . . **calculated** for our benefit.
*Abp. Tillotson.*

**4.**

To plan; to expect; to think.

[Local, U. S.]

Syn. -- To compute; reckon; count; estimate; rate. -- To Calculate, Compute. Reckon, Count. These words indicate the means by which we arrive at a given result in regard to quantity. We *calculate* with a view to obtain a certain point of knowledge; as, to *calculate* an eclipse. We *compute* by combining given numbers, in order to learn the grand result. We *reckon* and *count* in carrying out the details of a computation. These words are also used in a secondary and figurative sense. "*Calculate* is rather a conjection from what is, as to what may be; *computation* is a rational estimate of what has been, from what is; *reckoning* is a conclusive conviction, a pleasing assurance that a thing will happen; *counting* indicates an expectation. We *calculate* on a gain; we *compute* any loss sustained, or the amount of any mischief done; we *reckon* on a promised pleasure; we *count* the hours and minutes until the time of enjoyment arrives"

*Crabb.*

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**Cal"cu*late** (?), v. i.

To make a calculation; to forecast caonsequences; to estimate; to compute.

The strong passions, whether good or bad, never **calculate**.
*F. W. Robertson.*

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