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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 previewThe Jewish Study Bible (2014)

Second Edition 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 previewShoe Retailer and Boots and Shoes Weekly (1905)

Box calf is a leading leather for men's shoes, both medium and fine grades, and the fashion of mannish shoes and of russet shoes in the women's trade, introduced calf to the fair sex. Its toughness has recommended it for the children's trade.

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 (2011)

by Jay Blahnik

The calf is the generic name for the two muscles.

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

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 previewReview Questions and Answers for Veterinary Technicians (2009)

by Thomas P. Colville

week only The neonatal calf is a preruminant.

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 previewThe Lands of Silence (2015)

by Clements R. Markham

A calf is a mass of loose ice lying under a floe near its margin, and, when disengaged from that position, rising with violence to the surface. Brash ice consists of fragments and nodules, the wreck of other kinds of ice, and sludge is the term ...

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 previewEncyclopedia of the African Diaspora (2008)

Origins, Experiences, and Culture. A-C. Volume 1

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 previewLondon Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

CAL'vish, ko, a cow, and alf, progeny; CALF'-HEAD, | ala, afla, to bring forth. MilCALF'-ski N. ton uses the word in this general sense; but its common acceptation is the young of a cow. The same word, differently derived, signifies the thick part ...

Google previewBlack's Student Veterinary Dictionary (2017)

Calf Housing tissues are seen reddened and inflamed, and are very painful to the touch. In the course of three or four days the weaker or more seriously affected calves die, and others may die after two or three weeks. Some recover.

Google previewBlack's Veterinary Dictionary (2015)

Calf Housing tissues are seen reddened and inflamed, and are very painful to the touch. in the course of three or four days the weaker or more seriously affected calves die, and others may die after two or three weeks. Some recover.

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Quotes about Calf

A cow knows which her calf is.
A calf knows which its cow is.
God knows me who see not Him.
Instead, I know my mother. (Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar)
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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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