*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.**

A calencar exacitycalculatedthan any othe.

North.

**2.***calculate* or cast
one's nativity.

A cunning man didcalculatemy birth.

Shak.

**3.***calculate* a system of laws for
the government and protection of a free people.

[Religion] is . . .calculatedfor our benefit.

Abp. Tillotson.

**4.**

**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.*

*v. i.*

The strong passions, whether good or bad, nevercalculate.

F. W. Robertson.