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2 definitions found
 for calve
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Calve \Calve\ (k[aum]v), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Calved 3; p. pr.
     & vb. n. Calving.] [AS. cealfian. See Calf.]
     1. To bring forth a calf. "Their cow calveth." --Job xxi. 10.
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     2. To bring forth young; to produce offspring.
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              Canst thou mark when the hinds do calve? --Job
                                                    xxxix. 1.
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              The grassy clods now calved.          --Molton.
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     3. (Phys. Geog.) To throw off fragments which become
        icebergs; -- said of a glacier.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  calve
      v 1: release ice; "The icebergs and glaciers calve" [syn:
           calve, break up]
      2: birth; "the whales calve at this time of year" [syn: calve,
         have young]

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