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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Calve  \Calve\,  v.  i.  (Phys.  Geog.) 
  To  throw  off  fragments  which  become  icebergs;  --  said  of  a 
  glacier. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  To  bring  forth  young;  to  produce  offspring. 
 
  Canst  thou  mark  when  the  hinds  do  calve?  --Job 
  xxxix  1. 
 
  The  grassy  clods  now  calved.  --Molton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  calve 
  v  1:  release  ice;  of  icebergs  or  glaciers  [syn:  {break  up}] 
  2:  birthe;  of  certain  mammals  [syn:  {have  young}] 




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