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whelp

 (wĕlp, hwĕlp)
n.
1. A young offspring of a carnivorous mammal, especially a dog or wolf.
2.
a. A child; a youth.
b. An impudent boy or young man.
3.
a. A tooth of a sprocket wheel.
b. Nautical Any of the ridges on the barrel of a windlass or capstan.
v. whelped, whelp·ing, whelps
v.intr.
To give birth to whelps or a whelp.
v.tr.
To give birth to (whelps or a whelp).

[Middle English, from Old English hwelp.]

whelp

(wɛlp)
n
1. (Zoology) a young offspring of certain animals, esp of a wolf or dog
2. derogatory a young man or youth
3. jocular a young child
4. (Nautical Terms) nautical any of the ridges, parallel to the axis, on the drum of a capstan to keep a rope, cable, or chain from slipping
vb
5. (Zoology) (of an animal or, disparagingly, a woman) to give birth to (young)
6. (Physiology) (of an animal or, disparagingly, a woman) to give birth to (young)
[Old English hwelp(a); related to Old High German hwelf, Old Norse hvelpr, Danish hvalp]

whelp

(ʰwɛlp, wɛlp)

n.
1. the young of the dog, or of the wolf, bear, lion, tiger, seal, etc.
2. a youth, esp. one regarded as impudent or reckless; brat.
v.t.
3. (of a female dog, bear, lion, etc.) to give birth to (young).
v.i.
4. (of a female dog, bear, etc.) to give birth to young.
[before 900; (n.) Middle English; Old English hwelp, c. Old Saxon hwelp, Old High German (h)welf, Old Norse hvelpr]
whelp′less, adj.

whelp


Past participle: whelped
Gerund: whelping

Imperative
whelp
whelp
Present
I whelp
you whelp
he/she/it whelps
we whelp
you whelp
they whelp
Preterite
I whelped
you whelped
he/she/it whelped
we whelped
you whelped
they whelped
Present Continuous
I am whelping
you are whelping
he/she/it is whelping
we are whelping
you are whelping
they are whelping
Present Perfect
I have whelped
you have whelped
he/she/it has whelped
we have whelped
you have whelped
they have whelped
Past Continuous
I was whelping
you were whelping
he/she/it was whelping
we were whelping
you were whelping
they were whelping
Past Perfect
I had whelped
you had whelped
he/she/it had whelped
we had whelped
you had whelped
they had whelped
Future
I will whelp
you will whelp
he/she/it will whelp
we will whelp
you will whelp
they will whelp
Future Perfect
I will have whelped
you will have whelped
he/she/it will have whelped
we will have whelped
you will have whelped
they will have whelped
Future Continuous
I will be whelping
you will be whelping
he/she/it will be whelping
we will be whelping
you will be whelping
they will be whelping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been whelping
you have been whelping
he/she/it has been whelping
we have been whelping
you have been whelping
they have been whelping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been whelping
you will have been whelping
he/she/it will have been whelping
we will have been whelping
you will have been whelping
they will have been whelping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been whelping
you had been whelping
he/she/it had been whelping
we had been whelping
you had been whelping
they had been whelping
Conditional
I would whelp
you would whelp
he/she/it would whelp
we would whelp
you would whelp
they would whelp
Past Conditional
I would have whelped
you would have whelped
he/she/it would have whelped
we would have whelped
you would have whelped
they would have whelped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whelp - young of any of various canines such as a dog or wolfwhelp - young of any of various canines such as a dog or wolf
young mammal - any immature mammal
puppy - a young dog
Verb1.whelp - birthwhelp - birth; "the dog whelped"    
birth, give birth, bear, deliver, have - cause to be born; "My wife had twins yesterday!"

whelp

noun
Related words
collective noun litter
Translations

whelp

[welp]
A. Ncachorro m
B. VI [bitch] → parir

whelp

nWelpe m; (pej: = boy) → Lauser m (inf), → Lausbub m (inf)
viwerfen, jungen

whelp

[wɛlp] ncucciolo
References in classic literature ?
he was saying when I entered: 'you look as dismal as a drowned whelp.
It is well and wisely spoken, brave Robin Hood,'' said Wilfred, apart; ``and know, moreover, that they who jest with Majesty even in its gayest mood are but toying with the lion's whelp, which, on slight provocation, uses both fangs and claws.
If this has been done by the command of the magician king your father, through fear that I should not afford you the aid you need and are entitled to, I may tell you he did not know and does not know half the mass, and was little versed in the annals of chivalry; for, if he had read and gone through them as attentively and deliberately as I have, he would have found at every turn that knights of less renown than mine have accomplished things more difficult: it is no great matter to kill a whelp of a giant, however arrogant he may be; for it is not many hours since I myself was engaged with one, and- I will not speak of it, that they may not say I am lying; time, however, that reveals all, will tell the tale when we least expect it.
The blessing of Judah and Issachar will never meet; that the same people, or nation, should be both the lion's whelp and the ass between burthens; neither will it be, that a people overlaid with taxes, should ever become valiant and martial.
Why, you whelp, you even won other fellows' girls away from them, not because you wanted the girls, but because in the marrow of those about you, those who set your moral pace, was the instinct of the wild stallion and the bull-seal.
He was a gay, mad young dog, grandly careless of his largess, fearless as a lion's whelp, lithe and beautiful as a leopard, and mad, a trifle mad of the deviltries and whimsies that tickled in that fine brain of his.
A BITCH, ready to whelp, earnestly begged a shepherd for a place where she might litter.
Knowest thou not, thou whelp of darkness and father of disordered livers," cried the Fogy, "that water will cause grass to spring up here, and trees, and possibly even flowers?
In the cat tribe, most of the species are striped or spotted in lines; and stripes can be plainly distinguished in the whelp of the lion.
So much the more is this whelp the only creature she has ever cared for,' thought Mr.