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Wordnet 3.0


1. used of persons;
- Example: "the most calculating and selfish men in the community"
[syn: calculating, calculative, conniving, scheming, shrewd]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Calculate \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. [1913 Webster] A calencar exacity calculated than any othe. --North. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] A cunning man did calculate my birth. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] [Religion] is . . . calculated for our benefit. --Abp. Tillotson. [1913 Webster] 4. To plan; to expect; to think. [Local, U. S.] Syn: To compute; reckon; count; estimate; rate. Usage: 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Calculating \Cal"cu*la`ting\, a. 1. Of or pertaining to mathematical calculations; performing or able to perform mathematical calculations. [1913 Webster] 2. Given to contrivance or forethought; forecasting; scheming; as, a cool calculating disposition. [1913 Webster] Calculating machine, a machine for the mechanical performance of mathematical operations, for the most part invented by Charles Babbage and G. and E. Scheutz. It computes logarithmic and other mathematical tables of a high degree of intricacy, imprinting the results on a leaden plate, from which a stereotype plate is then directly made. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Calculating \Cal"cu*la`ting\, n. The act or process of making mathematical computations or of estimating results. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

calculating adj 1: used of persons; "the most calculating and selfish men in the community" [syn: calculating, calculative, conniving, scheming, shrewd]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

76 Moby Thesaurus words for "calculating": Byzantine, Machiavellian, artful, canny, careful, chary, chiseling, circumspect, collusive, computational, computative, computing, connivent, conniving, considerate, conspiring, contriving, covinous, crafty, cunning, deceitful, designing, devious, discreet, disingenuous, enumerative, estimating, estimative, false, falsehearted, finagling, forsworn, foxy, fraudulent, furtive, gingerly, guarded, guileful, indirect, insidious, insincere, intriguing, knowing, manipulative, numerative, pawky, perjured, plotting, quantifying, safe, scheming, sharp, shifty, shrewd, slick, slippery, sly, sneaky, statistical, stratagemical, subtile, subtle, surreptitious, treacherous, trickish, tricky, two-faced, uncandid, underhand, underhanded, unfrank, unsincere, untruthful, up to, wary, wily