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VERB (2)

1. release ice;
- Example: "The icebergs and glaciers calve"
[syn: calve, break up]

2. birth;
- Example: "the whales calve at this time of year"
[syn: calve, have young]


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. [1913 Webster] 2. To bring forth young; to produce offspring. [1913 Webster] Canst thou mark when the hinds do calve? --Job xxxix. 1. [1913 Webster] The grassy clods now calved. --Molton. [1913 Webster] 3. (Phys. Geog.) To throw off fragments which become icebergs; -- said of a glacier. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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]