Definitions for calvekæv, kɑv

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. calve, break up(verb)

    release ice

    "The icebergs and glaciers calve"

  2. calve, have young(verb)

    birth

    "the whales calve at this time of year"

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  1. calve(Verb)

    To give birth to a calf.

  2. calve(Verb)

    To assist the giving of birth of a calf.

  3. calve(Verb)

    Especially of an iceberg, glacier, etc. to break off or shed a large piece.

    "The sea was dangerous because of icebergs calving off the nearby glacier."

  4. Origin: Verb form related to calf

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Calve(verb)

    to bring forth a calf

  2. Calve(verb)

    to bring forth young; to produce offspring

  3. Origin: [AS. cealfian. See Calf.]


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