calve definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • To give beginning to a calf.
    • To break at an advantage, so that a portion separates. Used of a glacier or iceberg.
    • To bring forth a calf.
    • To bring forth younger; to produce offspring.
    • To throw-off fragments which become icebergs; -- said of a glacier.
    • to offer beginning to a calf.
    • to-break at an edge, so that some separates. Applied of a glacier or iceberg.
    • To bring forth a calf.
    • to create forth youthful; to produce offspring.
    • To throw off fragments which come to be icebergs; -- said of a glacier.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To give delivery to (a calf).
    • setting loose (quite a few ice). Used of a glacier or iceberg.
    • to provide beginning to (a calf).
    • To set free (a mass of ice). Applied of a glacier or iceberg.
  • verb:
    • to offer beginning to a calf.
    • To assist the giving of delivery of a calf.
    • to split down or shed a big piece.
    • birth
    • release ice
    • to provide delivery to a calf.
    • to aid the giving of birth of a calf.
    • to-break off or lose a big piece.
    • birth
    • release ice
  • others:
    • to create forth a calf or calves: often utilized contemptuously of people, and by Milton of earth at development of cattle, etc.
    • To become separated from or drop a portion of itself: stated of a glacier when icebergs are broken off from it.
    • In order to become detached and fall inwards, as earth or stone from the wall space of a cutting: with in. Today cave-in.
    • to offer beginning to, as a cow to a calf; bring forth.
    • To bring forth a calf or calves: often made use of contemptuously of people, by Milton regarding the earth during the development of cattle, etc.
    • to be divided from or lose a portion of itself: stated of a glacier when icebergs tend to be broken off from it.
    • to be detached and fall inwards, as planet or rock through the walls of a cutting: with in. Now cave-in.
    • to provide beginning to, as a cow to a calf; bring forth.

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