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calf 1

 (kăf, käf)
n. pl. calves (kăvz, kävz)
1.
a. A young cow or bull.
b. One of the young of certain other mammals, such as moose, elephants, or whales.
2. Calfskin leather.
3. A large floating chunk of ice split off from a glacier, iceberg, or floe.
4. An awkward, callow youth.

[Middle English, from Old English cealf.]

calf 2

 (kăf, käf)
n. pl. calves (kăvz, kävz)
The fleshy muscular back part of the human leg between the knee and ankle.

[Middle English, from Old Norse kālfi; possibly akin to calf (from its shape).]

calf

(kɑːf)
n, pl calves
1. (Zoology) the young of cattle, esp domestic cattle.
2. (Zoology) the young of certain other mammals, such as the buffalo, elephant, giraffe, and whale
3. (Geological Science) a large piece of floating ice detached from an iceberg, etc
4. kill the fatted calf to celebrate lavishly, esp as a welcome
5. (Tanning) another name for calfskin
[Old English cealf; related to Old Norse kālfr, Gothic kalbō, Old High German kalba]

calf

(kɑːf)
n, pl calves
(Anatomy) the thick fleshy part of the back of the leg between the ankle and the knee.
[C14: from Old Norse kalfi]

calf1

(kæf, kɑf)

n., pl. calves (kavz, kävz).
1. the young of the domestic cow or other bovine animal.
2. the young of certain other mammals, as the elephant, seal, and whale.
3. calfskin leather.
4. Informal. an awkward, silly boy or man.
5. a mass of ice detached from a glacier, iceberg, or floe.
[before 900; Old English cealf, calf]

calf2

(kæf, kɑf)

n., pl. calves (kavz, kävz).
the fleshy part of the back of the human leg below the knee.
[1275–1325; < Old Norse kalfi]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.calf - young of domestic cattlecalf - young of domestic cattle    
young mammal - any immature mammal
Bos taurus, cattle, cows, kine, oxen - domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or age; "so many head of cattle"; "wait till the cows come home"; "seven thin and ill-favored kine"- Bible; "a team of oxen"
dogie, dogy, leppy - motherless calf in a range herd of cattle
maverick - an unbranded range animal (especially a stray calf); belongs to the first person who puts a brand on it
veal, veau - meat from a calf
2.calf - the muscular back part of the shank
skeletal muscle, striated muscle - a muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton; a muscle that is characterized by transverse stripes
shank - the part of the human leg between the knee and the ankle
mid-calf - the middle of the calf; half way between the knee and ankle
gastrocnemius, gastrocnemius muscle - the muscle in the back part of the leg that forms the greater part of the calf; responsible for the plantar flexion of the foot
soleus, soleus muscle - a broad flat muscle in the calf of the leg under the gastrocnemius muscle
Achilles tendon, tendon of Achilles - a large tendon that runs from the heel to the calf
3.calf - fine leather from the skin of a calf
leather - an animal skin made smooth and flexible by removing the hair and then tanning
box calf - black calfskin leather tanned with chromium salts
4.calf - young of various large placental mammals e.g. whale or giraffe or elephant or buffalo
young mammal - any immature mammal

calf

noun
Related words
adjective vituline
Translations
بطّـة السّاق ، رَبْلَهجِلْدُ العِجِلرَبْلَةعِجِلعِجْل
lýtkoteletelecí kůžemládě
kalvlægkalveskind
bovido
vasikas
pohjevasikkapoikanen
list nogetele
borjújégtömbkölyök
kálfurkálfikálfshúî, kálfskinn
ふくらはぎ子牛脹脛こうし
송아지종아리
sura
liels/ikrimazulisteļādateļš
kalfkuitkuitspierjong
lýtkoteľa
tele
teleтеле
kalvvader
น่องลูกวัว
danabaldırbuzağıdana derisi…yavrusu
bắp châncon bê

calf

1 [kɑːf]
A. N (calves (pl))
1. (= young cow) → becerro/a m/f, ternero/a m/f; (= young seal, elephant etc) → cría f; (= young whale) → ballenato m
the cow is in or with calfla vaca está preñada
to kill the fatted calfcelebrar una fiesta de bienvenida
B. CPD calf love Namor m juvenil

calf

2 [kɑːf] N (calves (pl)) (Anat) → pantorrilla f, canilla f (esp LAm)

calf

[ˈkɑːf] [calves] [ˈkɑːvz] (pl) n
[cow] → veau m
[other animal] → petit m
(= calfskin) → veau m, vachette f
[leg] → mollet m

calf

:
calf love
n(jugendliche) Schwärmerei
calfskin
nKalb(s)leder nt

calf

1
n pl <calves>
Kalb nt; a cow in or with calfeine trächtige Kuh
(= young elephant, seal etc)Junge(s) nt, → -junge(s) nt
(= leather)Kalb(s)leder nt

calf

2
n pl <calves> (Anat) → Wade f

calf

1 [kɑːf] n (calves (pl)) [kɑːvs]
a. (young cow) → vitello
seal/elephant calf → piccolo di foca/elefante

calf

2 [kɑːf] n (calves (pl)) [kɑːvs] (Anat) → polpaccio

calf1

(kaːf) plural calves (kaːvz) noun
1. the young of a cow, elephant, whale etc.
2. (also ˈcalfskin) leather made from the skin of the young of a cow.
calve (kaːv) verb
to give birth to a calf. The cow calved last night.

calf2

(kaːf) plural calves (kaːvz) noun
the thick fleshy back part of the leg below the knee. She has slim ankles but fat calves.

calf

رَبْلَة, عِجْل lýtko, tele kalv, læg Kalb, Wade γάμπα, μοσχάρι cría, pantorrilla, ternero pohje, vasikka mollet, veau list noge, tele polpaccio, vitello ふくらはぎ, 子牛 송아지, 종아리 kalf, kuit kalv, legg cielę, łydka bezerro, gémeo, panturrilha икра, теленок kalv, vader น่อง, ลูกวัว baldır, dana bắp chân, con bê 小牛, 小腿

calf

n.,pl. pantorrilla; [animal] ternero-a.

calf

n (pl calves) (anat) pantorrilla
References in classic literature ?
I do wonder if any of us will ever get our wishes," said Laurie, chewing grass like a meditative calf.
While we sat in the kitchen waiting for the cookies to bake or the taffy to cool, Nina used to coax Antonia to tell her stories--about the calf that broke its leg, or how Yulka saved her little turkeys from drowning in the freshet, or about old Christmases and weddings in Bohemia.
As I live he's comparing notes; looking at his thigh bone; thinks the sun is in the thigh, or in the calf, or in the bowels, I suppose, as the old women talk Surgeon's Astronomy in the back country.
One curious thing he had noticed, the very first day, in his profession of shoveler of guts; which was the sharp trick of the floor bosses whenever there chanced to come a "slunk" calf.
You mean to take my wife to sell in New Orleans, and put my boy like a calf in a trader's pen, and send Jim's old mother to the brute that whipped and abused her before, because he couldn't abuse her son.
Falls over the calf in a swoon of joy, but is caught in the arms of Hans Schmidt, who springs in at that moment.
The calf got the shirt, I reckon, but the calf never took the spoon, THAT'S certain.
He produced from the box five or six plump little books, bound in commercial calf and vellum, and each fitted comfortably with its own little lock.
I used to think, when you first come into these parts, as you were no better nor you should be; you were younger a deal than what you are now; but you were allays a staring, white-faced creatur, partly like a bald-faced calf, as I may say.
He had a cow with a calf too, and an old lame horse-twenty-five years of age--and chickens, and pigeons, and two lambs, and many other animals.
Nor did ISRAEL scape Th' infection when their borrow'd Gold compos'd The Calf in OREB: and the Rebel King Doubl'd that sin in BETHEL and in DAN, Lik'ning his Maker to the Grazed Ox, JEHOVAH, who in one Night when he pass'd From EGYPT marching, equal'd with one stroke Both her first born and all her bleating Gods.
Sandals, bound with thongs made of boars' hide, protected the feet, and a roll of thin leather was twined artificially round the legs, and, ascending above the calf, left the knees bare, like those of a Scottish Highlander.