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.*

Cal"cu*late (?), *v. i.* To make
a calculation; to forecast consequences; to estimate; to
compute.

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

*F. W. Robertson.*