Simple Definition of calve
of a cow : to give birth to a calf
Full Definition of calve
1 : to give birth to a calf; also : to produce offspring
2 of an ice mass : to separate or break so that a part becomes detached
1 : to produce by birth
2 of an ice mass : to let become detached
Examples of calve
The cow calved in the barn.
Origin of calve
Middle English, from Old English cealfian, from cealf calf
First Known Use: before 12th century
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