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Definition of calve verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

calve

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//kɑːv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kæv//
 
[intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they calve
BrE BrE//kɑːv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kæv//
 
he / she / it calves
BrE BrE//kɑːvz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kævz//
 
past simple calved
BrE BrE//kɑːvd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kævd//
 
past participle calved
BrE BrE//kɑːvd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kævd//
 
-ing form calving
BrE BrE//ˈkɑːvɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkævɪŋ//
 
 
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(of a cow) to give birth to a calf Word Origin Old English calfian, from cælf ‘calf’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: calve