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Meaning of CALF

Pronunciation:  kaf

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  young of domestic cattle
  2. [n]  young of various large placental mammals e.g. whale or giraffe or elephant or buffalo
  3. [n]  the muscular back part of the shank
  4. [n]  fine leather from the skin of a calf
 

CALF is a 4 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: calfskin, sura
 
 See Also: Achilles tendon, Bos taurus, box calf, cattle, cows, dogie, dogy, gastrocnemius, gastrocnemius muscle, kine, leather, leppy, maverick, oxen, shank, skeletal muscle, soleus, soleus muscle, tendon of Achilles, veal, veau, young mammal

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Calf\, n.; pl. {Calves}. [OE. calf, kelf, AS. cealf; akin
to D. kalf, G. kalb, Icel. k[=a]lfr, Sw. kalf, Dan. kalv,
Goth. kalb[=o]; cf. Skr. garbha fetus, young, Gr. ?????, Skr
grabh to seize, conceive, Ir. colpa, colpach, a calf.
[root]222.]
1. The young of the cow, or of the Bovine family of
   quadrupeds. Also, the young of some other mammals, as of
   the elephant, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, and whale.

2. Leather made of the skin of the calf; especially, a fine,
   light-colored leather used in bookbinding; as, to bind
   books in calf.

3. An awkward or silly boy or young man; any silly person; a
   dolt. [Colloq.]

         Some silly, doting, brainless calf.   --Drayton.

4. A small island near a larger; as, the Calf of Man.

5. A small mass of ice set free from the submerged part of a
   glacier or berg, and rising to the surface. --Kane.

6. [Cf. Icel. k[=a]lfi.] The fleshy hinder part of the leg
   below the knee.

{Calf's-foot jelly}, jelly made from the feet of calves. The
   gelatinous matter of the feet is extracted by boiling, and
   is flavored with sugar, essences, etc.

 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing a calf in your dream, symbolizes immaturity and inexperience. You need to develop certain qualities.
 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

Calves were commonly made use of in sacrifices, and are therefore frequently mentioned in Scripture. The "fatted calf" was regarded as the choicest of animal food; it was frequently also offered as a special sacrifice (1 Sam. 28:24; Amos 6:4; Luke 15:23). The words used in Jer. 34:18, 19, "cut the calf in twain," allude to the custom of dividing a sacrifice into two parts, between which the parties ratifying a covenant passed (Gen. 15:9, 10, 17, 18). The sacrifice of the lips, i.e., priase, is called "the calves of our lips" (Hos. 14:2, R.V., "as bullocks the offering of our lips." Comp. Heb. 13:15; Ps. 116:7; Jer. 33:11).

The golden calf which Aaron made (Ex. 32:4) was probably a copy of the god Moloch rather than of the god Apis, the sacred ox or calf of Egypt. The Jews showed all through their history a tendency toward the Babylonian and Canaanitish idolatry rather than toward that of Egypt.

Ages after this, Jeroboam, king of Israel, set up two idol calves, one at Dan, and the other at Bethel, that he might thus prevent the ten tribes from resorting to Jerusalem for worship (1 Kings 12:28). These calves continued to be a snare to the people till the time of their captivity. The calf at Dan was carried away in the reign of Pekah by Tiglath-pileser, and that at Bethel ten years later, in the reign of Hoshea, by Shalmaneser (2 Kings 15:29; 17:33). This sin of Jeroboam is almost always mentioned along with his name (2 Kings 15:28 etc.).

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: ankle, aurochs, bayonet legs, beef, beef cattle, beeves, berg, birdling, bison, bossy, bovine, bovine animal, bowlegs, Brahman, buffalo, bull, bullock, carabao, catling, cattle, chick, chickling, chicky, cnemis, colt, cow, critter, cryosphere, cub, dairy cattle, dairy cow, dogie, drumstick, Dry Ice, duckling, fawn, firn, fledgling, floe, foal, foreleg, frazil, frozen water, fryer, gamb, gambrel, gigot, glaciation, glacier, glacieret, glaze, glazed frost, gosling, granular snow, ground ice, growler, ham, heifer, hind leg, hock, hornless cow, ice, ice banner, ice barrier, ice belt, ice cave, ice cubes, ice dike, ice field, ice floe, ice foot, ice front, ice island, ice needle, ice pack, ice pinnacle, ice raft, ice sheet, iceberg, icefall, icequake, icicle, Indian buffalo, jamb, jokul, kid, kine, kit, kitten, knee, lamb, lambkin, leg, leppy, limb, litter, lolly, maverick, milch cow, milcher, milk cow, milker, muley cow, muley head, musk-ox, neat, nest, nestling, neve, nieve penitente, ox, oxen, pack ice, piglet, pigling, podite, polliwog, popliteal space, pullet, pup, puppy, scissor-legs, serac, shank, shelf ice, shin, shoat, sleet, slob, sludge, snow ice, snowberg, steer, stems, stirk, stot, stumps, tadpole, tarsus, trotters, weaner, whelp, wisent, yak, yeanling, yearling, zebu
 

 

 

 

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