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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

calvekæv, kɑv(v.)calved, calv•ing.

  1. (v.i.)to give birth to a calf.

    Category: Animal Husbandry

  2. (of a glacier, an iceberg, etc.) to break up or splinter so as to produce a detached piece.

    Category: Geography (terms)

  3. (v.t.)to give birth to (a calf).

    Category: Animal Husbandry

  4. (of a glacier, an iceberg, etc.) to produce (a detached piece) by calving.

    Category: Geography (terms)

Origin of calve:

bef. 1000; ME; OE (Anglian) *calfian, der. of calfcalf1

Princeton's WordNet

  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"

Wiktionary

  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 Dictionary

  1. Calve(verb)

    to bring forth a calf

  2. Calve(verb)

    to bring forth young; to produce offspring


Translations for calve

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

calve(verb)

to give birth to a calf

The cow calved last night.

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