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 in a sentence
The cow calved in the barn.
Origin and Etymology of calve
Middle English, from Old English cealfian, from cealf calf
First Known Use: before 12th century
CALVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of calve for English Language Learners
of a cow : to give birth to a calf
CALVE Defined for Kids
Definition of calve for Students
: to give birth to a calf The cow calved in the barn.
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