What does calve mean?

Definitions for calvekæv, kɑv

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. calve, break up(verb)

    release ice

    "The icebergs and glaciers calve"

  2. calve, have young(verb)


    "the whales calve at this time of year"


  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

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Calve

    käv, v.i. to bring forth a calf. [A.S. cealfian. See Calf.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of calve in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of calve in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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