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Calf appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Flaccid, I can assess an acidic calf.
  • But a node calf is at Lebanon; on a belt as if laced on a tub.
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The word calf is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun Calf

What does Calf mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: calves (animal) / calfs (less preferred form; animal) / calves (leg)

  1. young of domestic cattle
  2. the muscular back part of the shank
  3. fine leather from the skin of a calf
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonym of calf: calfskin
    • more generic word: leather = an animal skin made smooth and flexible by removing the hair and then tanning
    • more specific term: box calf = black calfskin leather tanned with chromium salts
  4. young of various large placental mammals e.g. whale or giraffe or elephant or buffalo
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • more generic term: young mammal = any immature mammal

Alternative definition of the noun Calf


  1. A young cow or bull.
  2. A young elephant, seal or whale [also used of some other animals].
  3. A chunk of ice broken off of a larger glacier, ice shelf, or iceberg.
  4. A small island, near a larger island.
  5. A cabless railroad engine
  6. [anatomy] The back of the leg below the knee.
  7. The muscle in the back of the leg below the knee.


Calf is a musical group.

  • members:
  • albums: "Laskuvarjot", "Kaksi maailmaa", "Missä koti on", "Laivoja ja junia"


"Calf" is a composition.


Calf is a fictional character from the 2010 film Bad Blood.


Calf is a print ad.

Phrases with Calf

Phrases starting with the word Calf:

  1. calf bone
  2. calf love
  3. calf roping
  4. Calf's Head
  5. calf's brain
  6. calf's liver
  7. calf's tongue
  8. calf's-foot jelly

Phrases ending with the word Calf:

  1. box calf
  2. Bum Calf
  3. mid-calf
  4. sea calf
  5. Golden calf
  6. Kill the Fatted Calf

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Calf

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Google previewBerkshire World (1922)

Well, a scrub calf is an animal that has neither a purebred dam (meaning Mother) or a purebred sire (meaning Father).

If the dam is a one-half purebred Holstein, and the sire is a purebred Holstein then the calf is a three-fourths purebred ...

Google previewThe Pacific Dairy Review (1915)

Cremin's calf is a heifer notyettested, sired by Maplecrest Korndyke Pontiac a son of the noted butl, Friend Hengerveld De Kol Butter Boy, sire of Banostine Belle De Kol with a record of 1322.9 pounds butter in 365 days, ...

Google previewThe Jewish Study Bible: Second Edition (2015)

by Adele Berlin, Marc Zvi Brettler

The present order, by giving precedence to the Tabernacle as the divinely authorized means of securing God's Presence among the people, shows that the calf is a perverted, humanly devised means of doing the same thing (see 32.4 n.) ...

Google previewJewish Education and History (2009)

Continuity, Crisis and Change by Moshe Aberbach

The biblical portrait of Moses descending from Mount Sinai with the Ten Commandments inscribed on two stone tablets to find the Israelites worshipping the golden calf is a striking representation of the hard and long war between education ...

Google previewFull-body Flexibility (2010)

by Jay Blahnik

The calf is the generic name for the two muscles.

Google previewThe Animal World displayd or the Nature and qualities of living Creatures (1754)

by Frederick Watson

Thus the Sea-'Calf is a four-footed Beast, very . nearly approaching to a Fish, and the SeaCow is a Fish very nearly approaching to the Nature of a four-footed Beast: And in the same Manner to connect the Birds and the Beasts, the Cassoware ...

Google previewBlood Vessels—Advances in Research and Application: 2013 Edition (2013)

The apex of the calf is an area of high risk due to the confluence of nerves which perforate the aponeurosis. Moreover, the possible existence of a 'short saphen0us artery' which ...

Google previewIn The Charcuterie (2013)

The Fatted Calf's Guide to Making Sausage, Salumi, Pates, Roasts, Confits, and Other Meaty Goods by Taylor Boetticher, Toponia Miller

A chart-uterie is a bit ol'a strange business, and the Fatted Calf is an unusual charcuterie. More than just a butcher shop, we offer meaty goods and services that are varied and unique. Pick out a duck or a slab of ribs and we'll cook it up for you ...

Google previewCrossword Puzzles: Word Families

by Remedia Publications

a calf is a baby 1 a foal is a baby _ 3. a puppy is a baby 3. a fawn is a baby . 6. a pup is a baby 4. a piglet is ...

Google previewMaster the Officer Candidate Tests (2013)

by Peterson's

A bull is an adult male bovine animal; a calf is the young of a cow. 4. The correct answer is (C). Whereas a general is a military leader of soldiers who operate mainly on land, an admiral is a military leader whose troops operate mainly on the ...

Google previewThe Life Cycle of a Cow (2003)

by Lisa Trumbauer

calf grows insic e cow's body .r nine months. The calf is the start of a new life cycle.

Google previewRunning Until You're 100 (2010)

by Jeff Galloway

The calf is the most important muscle for running. It is often irritated by speed work, and can be pushed into injury by stretching, running too fast when tired, too many speed sessions without adequate rest in between and sprinting at the end of ...

Google previewInterpreting Body Psychology (2014)

How to Interpret and Change Your Body by Cris Cotone

the calf is the first action of the leg to go forward, the foot points the direction in which it is going: strength, action ...

Google previewWelfare and Husbandry of Calves (1982)

by J.P. Signoret

Renal blood flow which may or may not have an apparent correlation with the welfare of the calf is an interesting parameter and one wonders if there is anyone ...

Google previewGrowing a Feast: The Chronicle of a Farm-to-Table Meal (2014)

by Kurt Timmermeister

Even though the birth ofa calf is a predictable part ofthelifeofa dairy, itis one ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the African Diaspora (2008)

Origins, Experiences, and Culture. A-C. Volume 1 by Carole Boyce Davies

One such form is the rolling calf. This spirit is most often understood to be the duppy of a dishonest person (usually a shopkeeper) but has also come to include various bloodthirsty characters such as murderers and butchers. Rolling calves ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding (2012)

The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revis by Arnold Schwarzenegger

Stand to the side and go up on your toe on the leg nearest the judges to flex the calf. Straighten your arm and move it toward the back. Reach around behind you with your other hand and grab your wrist. Flex your triceps, and turn your body ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Neurological Signs (2010)

by A.J. Larner

Cacosmia - see PAROSMIA Calf Head Sign A consistent pattern of muscle enlargement or wasting, described as 'calf heads on a trophy', has been observed in Miyoshi-type dysferlinopathy when the arms are raised with shoulder abducted ...

Google previewDictionary of the American West (2008)

by Win Blevins

CALF ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary: The Century dictionary (1914)

calf from G. Perhaps akin to Skt. garbha, the womb, an embryo, = Gr. 3pépoc, an embryo. In the derived senses 7, 8, 9, cf. Dan. kalv, a detached islet, and see calve, 3, and cavel.] 1. The young of the cow or of other bovine quadrupeds.

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A calf is not found under an ox.
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Scrabble value of C3A1L1F4

The value of this 4-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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