What does callow mean?

Definitions for callow
ˈkæl oʊcal·low

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fledgling, unfledged, callowadjective

    young and inexperienced

    "a fledgling enterprise"; "a fledgling skier"; "an unfledged lawyer"

Wiktionary

  1. callownoun

    A callow young bird.

    Etymology: From calwe, from calu, from kalwaz, from gAlw-. Cognate with kaal, kahl, голый.

  2. callownoun

    A callow or teneral phase of an insect or other arthropod, typically shortly after ecdysis, while the skin still is hardening, the colours have not yet become stable, and as a rule, before the animal is able to move effectively.

    Etymology: From calwe, from calu, from kalwaz, from gAlw-. Cognate with kaal, kahl, голый.

  3. callowadjective

    Bald.

    Etymology: From calwe, from calu, from kalwaz, from gAlw-. Cognate with kaal, kahl, голый.

  4. callowadjective

    Unfledged (of a young bird).

    Etymology: From calwe, from calu, from kalwaz, from gAlw-. Cognate with kaal, kahl, голый.

  5. callowadjective

    Immature, lacking in life experience.

    Those three young men are particularly u201Ccallow youthsu201D.

    Etymology: From calwe, from calu, from kalwaz, from gAlw-. Cognate with kaal, kahl, голый.

  6. callowadjective

    Lacking color or firmness (of some kinds of insects or other arthropods, such as spiders, just after ecdysis). Teneral.

    Etymology: From calwe, from calu, from kalwaz, from gAlw-. Cognate with kaal, kahl, голый.

  7. callowadjective

    Shallow or weak-willed.

    Etymology: From calwe, from calu, from kalwaz, from gAlw-. Cognate with kaal, kahl, голый.

  8. callowadjective

    Unburnt (of a brick)

    Etymology: From calwe, from calu, from kalwaz, from gAlw-. Cognate with kaal, kahl, голый.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Callowadjective

    destitute of feathers; naked; unfledged

    Etymology: [OE. calewe, calu, bald, AS. calu; akin to D. kaal, OHG. chalo, G. Kuhl; cf. L. calvus.]

  2. Callowadjective

    immature; boyish; "green"; as, a callow youth

    Etymology: [OE. calewe, calu, bald, AS. calu; akin to D. kaal, OHG. chalo, G. Kuhl; cf. L. calvus.]

  3. Callownoun

    a kind of duck. See Old squaw

    Etymology: [OE. calewe, calu, bald, AS. calu; akin to D. kaal, OHG. chalo, G. Kuhl; cf. L. calvus.]

Freebase

  1. Callow

    Callow is a village and civil parish in Herefordshire, England, about 4 miles south of Hereford. The church is dedicated to St Mary.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Callow

    kal′ō, adj. not covered with feathers: unfledged, unbearded: inexperienced: low-lying and liable to be submerged.—n. an alluvial flat. [A.S. calu; Ger. kahl, L. calvus, bald.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Callow

    an inland county in Leinster, Ireland; also the county town.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of callow in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of callow in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of callow in a Sentence

  1. Richard Paul Evans:

    I am not a believer in love at first sight. For love, in its truest form, is not the thing of starry-eyed or star-crossed lovers, it is far more organic, requiring nurturing and time to fully bloom, and, as such, seen best not in its callow youth but in its wrinkled maturity. Like all living things, love, too, struggles against hardship, and in the process sheds its fatuous skin to expose one composed of more than just a storm of emotion–one of loyalty and divine friendship. Agape. And though it may be temporarily blinded by adversity, it never gives in or up, holding tight to lofty ideals that transcend this earth and time–while its counterfeit simply concludes it was mistaken and quickly runs off to find the next real thing.” ― Richard Paul Evans

  2. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    When in disagreement, do not employ a vulgar, defaming or callow response; in the absence of logic, respond in a refined manner; word choice and tone always matter.

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  • неопитен, плешив, неоперенBulgarian
  • plešatýCzech
  • grün, unreif, unerfahren, kahl, ungefiedertGerman
  • inexpertoSpanish
  • chauveFrench
  • calvo, calviItalian
  • onervaren, ongevederd, onrijp, kaal, groenDutch
  • неопытный, незрелый, неоперившийсяRussian

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