Definitions for Whelpʰwɛlp, wɛlp

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pup, whelp(verb)

    young of any of various canines such as a dog or wolf

  2. whelp, pup(verb)


    "the dog whelped"


  1. whelp(Noun)

    the young of a mammal, especially of a dog or wolf.

  2. whelp(Noun)

    an insolent youth.

  3. whelp(Noun)

    one of several wooden strips to prevent wear on a windlass on a clipper-era ship.

  4. whelp(Noun)

    a tooth on a sprocket wheel (compare sprocket, def. 2; cog, def. 1).

  5. whelp(Verb)

    to give birth.

    The bitch whelped.

  6. 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').

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whelp(noun)

    one of the young of a dog or a beast of prey; a puppy; a cub; as, a lion's whelps

  2. Whelp(noun)

    a child; a youth; -- jocosely or in contempt

  3. Whelp(noun)

    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

  4. Whelp(noun)

    one of the teeth of a sprocket wheel

  5. Whelp(verb)

    to bring forth young; -- said of the female of the dog and some beasts of prey

  6. Whelp(verb)

    to bring forth, as cubs or young; to give birth to

  7. Origin: [AS. hwelp; akin to D. welp, G. & OHG. welf, Icel. hvelpr, Dan. hvalp, Sw. valp.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Whelp

    hwelp, n. the young of the dog kind and of lions, &c.: a puppy: a cub: a young man (in contempt).—v.i. and v.t. to bring forth young. [A.S. hwelp; Ice. hvelpr.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Whelp in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Whelp in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • hvalpDanish
  • Junge werfen, Welpe, Welpin, jungen, wölfen, werfenGerman
  • σκύμνοςGreek
  • hvølpur, hvølpaFaroese
  • louveteau, louvetelle, chiot, mettre basFrench
  • להמליטHebrew
  • ձագArmenian
  • volfyunino, hundyunino, volfyuno, hundyuno, hundyunulo, volfyunuloIdo
  • făta, cățel, lupanRomanian
  • щенок, щенитьсяRussian
  • hidogül, hilupül, jilupül, dogül, jidogül, lupülVolapük

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