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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 on suomalainen rockyhtye, joka on perustettu vuonna 1998 Vantaan Korsossa.

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There are other groups with calf in their name, like Startled Calf.


"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 previewWhat Are the Issues With Genetic Technology? (2012)

by Robb Murray

The brown calf is a clone, or genetic duplicate, of its parent (not pictured). You will read ...

Google previewAlley Farming (1999)

by B. T. Kang, A. N. Atta-krah, Len Reynolds

An improvement in body condition should lead to an improvement in conception rates, and shorter calving intervals, which will also benefit farmers since a female calf is a very saleable commodity. Concentrate supplements in addition to ...

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 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 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 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 previewTheological Dictionary of the Old Testament (2006)

by G. Johannes Botterweck, Helmer Ringgren, Heinz-Josef Fabry

Golden Calf. VI. Creation and History: 1.

Google previewA Dictionary of Slang and Colloquial English (1905)

Abridged from the Seven-volume Work, Entitled: Slang and Its Analogues by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley

Calf -country. Caffan. See Cassan. Caflre's Tightener. A full meal. Cage. 1 . A petty prison, a country lock-up (1500). English synonyms (generic) : academy, boat, boarding- house, bower, block -house, bastille, bladhunk, stone-jug, jug, ...

Google previewThe Penguin Dictionary of Judaism (2008)

by Nicholas De Lange

golden calf In the Torah, molten image made by the Israelites as they waited at the foot of Mount Sinai for Moses to return from the top of the mountain with the stone tablets containing God's TEN COMMANDMENTS ...

Google previewThe Westminster Bible Dictionary (1880)

Prepared for the Board by Thomas James Shepherd

Calf. The calf was an object of idolatrous worship among the Egyptians, and with this worship the Hebrews whom Moses led from Egypt ...

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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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