Pronunciation: (kal'kyu-lāt"), [key]
—v., -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
1. to determine or ascertain by mathematical methods; compute: to calculate the velocity of light.
2. to determine by reasoning, common sense, or practical experience; estimate; evaluate; gauge.
3. to make suitable or fit for a purpose; adapt (usually used passively and with an infinitive): His remarks were calculated to inspire our confidence.
4. Chiefly Northern U.S.
a. to think; guess.
b. to intend; plan.
1. to make a computation or form an estimate.
2. to count or rely (usually fol. by on or upon): They calculated on good weather.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.