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calf

CALF, n.

1. The young of the cow, or of the bovine genus of quadrupeds.

2. In contempt, a dolt; an ignorant, stupid person; a weak or cowardly man.

3. The thick fleshy part of the leg behind; so called from its protuberance.

4. The calves of the lips, in Hosea, signify the pure offerings of prayer, praise and thanks-giving.



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CALF, n.

1. The young of the cow, or of the bovine genus of quadrupeds.

2. In contempt, a dolt; an ignorant, stupid person; a weak or cowardly man.

3. The thick fleshy part of the leg behind; so called from its protuberance.

4. The calves of the lips, in Hosea, signify the pure offerings of prayer, praise and thanks-giving.

CALF, n. [c'aff, plur. calves, pron. c'avz. Sax. cealf; Sw. kalf; Dan. kalv; D. kalf; and the verb kalven, to calve, to vomit; G. kalb; kalben. The primary sense is issue, from throwing out. Hence the word is applied to the protuberant part of the leg, a push, a swell.]

  1. The young of the cow, or of the bovine genus of quadrupeds.
  2. In contempt, a dolt; an ignorant, stupid person; a weak or cowardly man. – Drayton.
  3. The thick fleshy part of the leg behind, so called from its protuberance. – Wiseman.
  4. The calves of the lips, in Hosea, signify the pure offerings of prayer, praise and thanksgiving. – Brown.

Calf
  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. 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.

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Calf

CALF, noun

1. The young of the cow, or of the bovine genus of quadrupeds.

2. In contempt, a dolt; an ignorant, stupid person; a weak or cowardly man.

3. The thick fleshy part of the leg behind; so called from its protuberance.

4. The calves of the lips, in Hosea, signify the pure offerings of prayer, praise and thanks-giving.

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