calve

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Verb[edit]

calve (third-person singular simple present calves, present participle calving, simple past and past participle calved)

  1. (intransitive) To give birth to a calf.
  2. (intransitive) To assist the giving of birth of a calf.
  3. (intransitive, figuratively, especially of an iceberg, glacier, or the like) To break off or shed a large piece.
    The glacier was starting to calve even as we watched.
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    The sea was dangerous because of icebergs calving off the nearby glacier.

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

calve f

  1. feminine plural of calvo

Noun[edit]

calve f

  1. plural form of calva

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

calve

  1. vocative masculine singular of calvus