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verb calved calved, calv·ing, calves calves verb, intransitive
- To give birth to a calf.
- To break at an edge, so that a portion separates. Used of a glacier or iceberg.
- To give birth to (a calf).
- To set loose (a mass of ice). Used of a glacier or iceberg.
Origin: Middle English calven, from Old English *calfian, from calf, calf.