Calve Definition

kăv, käv
calved, calves, calving
calved, calves, calving
To give birth to (a calf)
Webster's New World
To break at an edge, so that a portion separates. Used of a glacier or iceberg.
American Heritage
To give birth to (a calf).
American Heritage
To release (a mass of ice)
Webster's New World

Origin of Calve

  • Middle English calven from Old English calfian from calf calf

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Verb form related to calf

    From Wiktionary

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