Calving

/kɑːv/

Origin

before 1000; Middle English calven, Old English (Anglian) *calfian, derivative of calf calf1; cognate with Old English (West Saxon) cealfian (Source: dictionary.com)

Old English calfian, from cælf ‘calf’. (Source: lexico.com)

Definitions of Calving

Calving

verb (used without object)

  1. to give birth to a calf:
  2. (of a glacier, an iceberg, etc.) to break up or splinter so as to produce a detached piece.

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Calving

verb (used with object)

  1. to give birth to (a calf).
  2. (of a glacier, an iceberg, etc.) to break off or detach (a piece):

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Calving

verb

  1. to give birth to (a calf)
  2. (of a glacier or iceberg) to release (masses of ice) in breaking up

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Calving

verb

  1. (of cows and certain other large animals) give birth to a calf.
  2. (of an iceberg or glacier) split and shed (a smaller mass of ice)

lexico.com

Calving

verb

  1. : to give birth to a calf
  2. : to separate or break so that a part becomes detached
  3. : to produce by birth
  4. : to let become detached

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Example sentences for Calving

  1. Calving and probably breeding occur on the wintering grounds.
  2. This failing, a truss may be applied as for eversion of the womb, and worn until the period of calving approaches.
  3. Hither, at calving time, she would come by cunningly twisted trails.
  4. The first milk drawn from a cow after calving, has been found to yield over 15 per cent.
  5. Cows treated in this manner have given two gallons of milk at a time, when within ten days of calving.
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