What does Whelp mean?

Definitions for Whelpʰwɛlp, wɛlp

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Whelp.

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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Translations for Whelp

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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