Definitions for Whelpʰwɛlp, wɛlp
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the young of the dog, or of the wolf, bear, lion, tiger, seal, etc.
a youth, esp. one regarded as impudent or reckless; brat.
(v.t.)(of a female dog, bear, lion, etc.) to give birth to (young).
(v.i.)(of a female dog, bear, etc.) to give birth to young.
Origin of whelp:
bef. 900; (n.) ME; OE hwelp, c. OS hwelp, OHG (h)welf, ON hvelpr
young of any of various canines such as a dog or wolf
"the dog whelped"
the young of a mammal, especially of a dog or wolf.
an insolent youth.
one of several wooden strips to prevent wear on a windlass on a clipper-era ship.
a tooth on a sprocket wheel (compare sprocket, def. 2; cog, def. 1).
to give birth.
The bitch whelped.
Origin: hwelp 'pup, wolf cub', from hwelpaz (compare welp, obsolete Welf, hvalp), from pre-Germanic *kʷelbos, from *gʷelbhos (compare жрѣбѧ 'foal', vulva, bolva, volba 'womb', βρέφος 'fœtus, newborn', Hittite huēlpi 'overipe, fresh; newborn animal', उल्ब 'womb').
one of the young of a dog or a beast of prey; a puppy; a cub; as, a lion's whelps
a child; a youth; -- jocosely or in contempt
one of the longitudinal ribs or ridges on the barrel of a capstan or a windless; -- usually in the plural; as, the whelps of a windlass
one of the teeth of a sprocket wheel
to bring forth young; -- said of the female of the dog and some beasts of prey
to bring forth, as cubs or young; to give birth to
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