calve, break up(verb)
"The icebergs and glaciers calve"
calve, have young(verb)
"the whales calve at this time of year"
To give birth to a calf.
To assist the giving of birth of a calf.
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."
Origin: Verb form related to calf
to bring forth a calf
to bring forth young; to produce offspring
Origin: [AS. cealfian. See Calf.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
käv, v.i. to bring forth a calf. [A.S. cealfian. See Calf.]
The numerical value of calve in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of calve in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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