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calve

verb \ˈkav, ˈkäv\

of a cow : to give birth to a calf

calvedcalv·ing

Full Definition of CALVE

intransitive verb
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
transitive verb
1
:  to produce by birth
2
of an ice mass :  to let become detached

Examples of CALVE

  1. The cow calved in the barn.

Origin of CALVE

Middle English, from Old English cealfian, from cealf calf
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with CALVE

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