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calve

 (kăv, käv)
v. calved, calv·ing, calves
v.intr.
1. To give birth to a calf.
2. To break at an edge, so that a portion separates. Used of a glacier or iceberg.
v.tr.
1. To give birth to (a calf).
2. To set loose (a mass of ice). Used of a glacier or iceberg.

[Middle English calven, from Old English *calfian, from calf, calf.]

calve

(kɑːv)
vb
1. (Zoology) to give birth to (a calf)
2. (Geological Science) (of a glacier or iceberg) to release (masses of ice) in breaking up

calve

(kæv, kɑv)

v. calved, calv•ing. v.i.
1. to give birth to a calf.
2. (of a glacier, an iceberg, etc.) to break up or splinter so as to produce a detached piece.
v.t.
3. to give birth to (a calf).
4. (of a glacier, an iceberg, etc.) to produce (a detached piece) by calving.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English (Anglian) *calfian, derivative of calf calf1]

calve


Past participle: calved
Gerund: calving

Imperative
calve
calve
Present
I calve
you calve
he/she/it calves
we calve
you calve
they calve
Preterite
I calved
you calved
he/she/it calved
we calved
you calved
they calved
Present Continuous
I am calving
you are calving
he/she/it is calving
we are calving
you are calving
they are calving
Present Perfect
I have calved
you have calved
he/she/it has calved
we have calved
you have calved
they have calved
Past Continuous
I was calving
you were calving
he/she/it was calving
we were calving
you were calving
they were calving
Past Perfect
I had calved
you had calved
he/she/it had calved
we had calved
you had calved
they had calved
Future
I will calve
you will calve
he/she/it will calve
we will calve
you will calve
they will calve
Future Perfect
I will have calved
you will have calved
he/she/it will have calved
we will have calved
you will have calved
they will have calved
Future Continuous
I will be calving
you will be calving
he/she/it will be calving
we will be calving
you will be calving
they will be calving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been calving
you have been calving
he/she/it has been calving
we have been calving
you have been calving
they have been calving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been calving
you will have been calving
he/she/it will have been calving
we will have been calving
you will have been calving
they will have been calving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been calving
you had been calving
he/she/it had been calving
we had been calving
you had been calving
they had been calving
Conditional
I would calve
you would calve
he/she/it would calve
we would calve
you would calve
they would calve
Past Conditional
I would have calved
you would have calved
he/she/it would have calved
we would have calved
you would have calved
they would have calved
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.calve - release ice; "The icebergs and glaciers calve"
divide, part, separate - come apart; "The two pieces that we had glued separated"
2.calve - birth; "the whales calve at this time of year"
birth, give birth, bear, deliver, have - cause to be born; "My wife had twins yesterday!"
Translations
تَلِدُ
otelit se
kælve
borjazik
kelfa, bera
oteliť sa
buzağılamak

calve

[kɑːv] VIparir

calve

[ˈkɑːv] vivêler, mettre bas

calve

vikalben

calve

[kɑːv] vifigliare

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.
References in classic literature ?
But when he got out at his own station, when he saw his one-eyed coachman, Ignat, with the collar of his coat turned up; when, in the dim light reflected by the station fires, he saw his own sledge, his own horses with their tails tied up, in their harness trimmed with rings and tassels; when the coachman Ignat, as he put in his luggage, told him the village news, that the contractor had arrived, and that Pava had calved,--he felt that little by little the confusion was clearing up, and the shame and self-dissatisfaction were passing away.
But there had been an important and joyful event: Pava, his best cow, an expensive beast, bought at a show, had calved.
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