Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Verb: calve  kãv
  1. Release ice
    "The icebergs and glaciers calve";
    - break up
     
  2. Birth
    "the whales calve at this time of year";
    - have young

Derived forms: calved, calving

Type of: bear, birth, deliver, divide, give birth, have, part, separate

Encyclopedia: Calve