Definitions for calfkæf, kɑf

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. calf(noun)

    young of domestic cattle

  2. calf, sura(noun)

    the muscular back part of the shank

  3. calf, calfskin(noun)

    fine leather from the skin of a calf

  4. calf(noun)

    young of various large placental mammals e.g. whale or giraffe or elephant or buffalo

Webster Dictionary

  1. Calf(noun)

    the young of the cow, or of the Bovine family of quadrupeds. Also, the young of some other mammals, as of the elephant, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, and whale

  2. Calf(noun)

    leather made of the skin of the calf; especially, a fine, light-colored leather used in bookbinding; as, to bind books in calf

  3. Calf(noun)

    an awkward or silly boy or young man; any silly person; a dolt

  4. Calf(noun)

    a small island near a larger; as, the Calf of Man

  5. Calf(noun)

    a small mass of ice set free from the submerged part of a glacier or berg, and rising to the surface

  6. Calf(noun)

    the fleshy hinder part of the leg below the knee

  7. Origin: [OE. calf, kelf, AS. cealf; akin to D. kalf, G. kalb, Icel. klfr, Sw. kalf, Dan. kalv, Goth. kalb; cf. Skr. garbha fetus, young, Gr. , Skr grabh to seize, conceive, Ir. colpa, colpach, a calf. 222.]


  1. Calf

    Calves are the young of domestic cattle. Calves are reared to become adult cattle, or are slaughtered for their meat, called veal.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'calf' in Nouns Frequency: #2889

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Woody Allen:

    The lion and the calf shall lie down together but the calf won't get much sleep.

  2. Woody Allen:

    The lion and the calf will lay down together, but the calf won't get much sleep..

  3. Animal Programs Sheri Horiszny:

    We are thrilled to continue our commitment to the sustainability of the Masai giraffe population in North America with this calf.

  4. Jack Salzsieder:

    Herd rebuilding is on the way, but putting a calf into the herd today will take at least a year and a half before you get anything out of it.

  5. The Santa Barbara Zoo:

    We need to introduce the calf to the other giraffes, and to the outdoors, so it takes a while. We know people are anxious to see the calf, but it is really for its safety.

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