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Meaning of WHELP

Pronunciation:  welp

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  young of any of various canines such as a dog or wolf
  2. [v]  birth; of dogs
 

WHELP is a 5 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: pup, pup
 
 See Also: litter, puppy, young mammal

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Whelp\, n. [AS. hwelp; akin to D. welp, G. & OHG. welf,
    Icel. hvelpr, Dan. hvalp, Sw. valp.]
    1. One of the young of a dog or a beast of prey; a puppy; a
       cub; as, a lion's whelps. ``A bear robbed of her whelps.''
       --2 Sam. xvii. 8.
    
    2. A child; a youth; -- jocosely or in contempt.
    
             That awkward whelp with his money bags would have
             made his entrance.                    --Addison.
    
    3. (Naut.) One of the longitudinal ribs or ridges on the
       barrel of a capstan or a windless; -- usually in the
       plural; as, the whelps of a windlass.
    
    4. One of the teeth of a sprocket wheel.
    
    
  2. \Whelp\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Whelped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Whelping}.]
    To bring forth young; -- said of the female of the dog and
    some beasts of prey.
    
    
  3. \Whelp\, v. t.
    To bring forth, as cubs or young; to give birth to.
    
          Unless she had whelped it herself, she could not have
          loved a thing better.                    --B. Jonson.
    
          Did thy foul fancy whelp so black a scheme? --Young.
    
    
 

 

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