Use calving in a sentence
- Present participle of calve.
- The act of giving birth to a calf
- The breaking away of a mass of ice from an iceberg, glacier etc.
Variant of calve
transitive verb calved, calving
- to give birth to (a calf)
- to release (a mass of ice): said of a glacier or an iceberg
Origin of calve
Middle English calven
; from Old English cealfian
; from cealf