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Definition of "calf" []

  • A young cow or bull. (noun)
  • The young of certain other mammals, such as the elephant or whale. (noun)
  • Calfskin leather. (noun)
  • A large floating chunk of ice split off from a glacier, iceberg, or floe. (noun)
  • An awkward, callow youth. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "calf" in a sentence
  • ""_A_ black and _a_ white calf," signifies, A black _calf_, and a white"
  • "I replied: "It is a vile epistle which has been written in golden letters: -- '_Verily this ass, with the resemblance of a man, has the carcase of a calf, and the voice or bleating of a calf_.'"
  • "I had a calf that sucked two cows, and the observation I made was, the more he sucked, the greater _calf_ he grew. "["