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Meaning of CALVE

Pronunciation:  kav

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  birth; of certain mammals
  2. [v]  release ice; of icebergs or glaciers
 

CALVE is a 5 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: break up, have young
 
 See Also: divide, litter, part, separate

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Calve\ (k[aum]v), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Calved} 3; p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Calving}.] [AS. cealfian. See {Calf}.]
    1. To bring forth a calf. ``Their cow calveth.'' --Job xxi.
       10.
    
    2. To bring forth young; to produce offspring.
    
             Canst thou mark when the hinds do calve? --Job
                                                   xxxix. 1.
    
             The grassy clods now calved.          --Molton.
    
    
  2. \Calve\, v. i. (Phys. Geog.)
    To throw off fragments which become icebergs; -- said of a
    glacier.
    
    
 

 

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