Crossword clues for calf
- Baby bison
- Young hippo
- Young rhinoceros
- Member of the herd
- Iceberg offshoot
- Barnyard offspring
- Ranch newcomer
- Fatted ___
- Whence veal comes
- Young moose
- Young bull
- Young elephant
- Little whale
- Devotee of cow's milk
- Veal source
- Cow's young
- Callow bovine
- Cowboy's concern
- Golden ___ (riches) (4)
- Bovine baby
- Shoe material
- Young cow
- Elephant-herd member
- Golden or fatted
- Young animal
- Elephant's young
- Word with fatted or golden
- A little lower?
- A little lower
- Baby whale
- Young rhino
- Baby elephant
- Muscle that a runner stretches
- Delivery in the field
- "Golden" one
- Ranch newborn
- Massage target for a runner
- Young whale
- Leg part
- Bossy's offspring
- Barn young 'un
- Cow's offspring
- Farm newborn
- Newborn on a ranch
- Dogie, e.g.
- Roping target
- Baby bovine
- Dinner serving in the Prodigal Son parable
- Young of domestic cattle
- The muscular back part of the shank
- Young of various large placental mammals e.g. whale or giraffe or elephant or buffalo
- Young hippopotamus
- Young seal
- Elmer and Elsie's baby
- Small ice mass
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Calf \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.
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.
Leather made of the skin of the calf; especially, a fine, light-colored leather used in bookbinding; as, to bind books in calf.
An awkward or silly boy or young man; any silly person; a dolt. [Colloq.]
Some silly, doting, brainless calf.
A small island near a larger; as, the Calf of Man.
A small mass of ice set free from the submerged part of a glacier or berg, and rising to the surface.
[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.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"young cow," Old English cealf (Anglian cælf) "young cow," from Proto-Germanic *kalbam (cognates: Middle Dutch calf, Old Norse kalfr, German Kalb, Gothic kalbo), perhaps from PIE *gelb(h)-, from root *gel- "to swell," hence, "womb, fetus, young of an animal." Elliptical sense of "leather made from the skin of a calf" is from 1727. Used of icebergs that break off from glaciers from 1818.
fleshy part of the lower leg, early 14c., from Old Norse kalfi, source unknown; possibly from the same Germanic root as calf (n.1).
Etymology 1 n. 1 A young cow or bull. 2 Leather made of the skin of the calf; especially, a fine, light-coloured leather used in bookbinding. 3 A young elephant, seal or whale (qualifier: also used of some other animals). 4 A chunk of ice broken off of a larger glacier, ice shelf, or iceberg. 5 A small island, near a larger island. 6 A cabless railroad engine. 7 (context informal dated English) An awkward or silly boy or young man; any silly person; a dolt. Etymology 2
n. 1 (context anatomy English) The back of the leg below the knee. 2 The muscle in the back of the leg below the knee.
Calf (plural calves) refers to a young bovine
- Calf (leg); in humans (and other primates), the back portion of the lower leg
Calf may also refer to:
The calf ( TA: sura) is the back portion of the lower leg in human anatomy. The muscles within the calf correspond to the posterior compartment of the leg. The two largest muscles within this compartment are known together as the calf muscle and attach to the heel via the Achilles tendon. Several other, smaller muscles attach to the knee, the ankle, and via long tendons to the toes.
Usage examples of "calf".
There were still 62ALL THINGS WISE AND WONDERFUL more than thirty calves left in the building and the terrible thought arose that the disease might spread through all of them.
Softly he traced a blue vein that started under the delicate anklebone and disappeared up a curvaceous calf.
Below the towel the legs lay aligned in parallel, the knees, calves, and anklebones just touching in classic symmetry.
Aaron restored the worship of Apis when he made the golden calf, 369-m.
Yet I was disturbed when he spoke of a prodigy, for suddenly I remembered the birth of this Apis calf and my own fears.
So we went home as quickly as we could, and afterwards these priests removed the calf whither I knew not, without so much as paying me its price, to keep it until such time as it should take the place of the old Apis, which was so near to death that its sarcophagus was already fashioned and in its niche at the burying-place of bulls some leagues away.
Or it might have to do with the accursed Apis calf which had been born amongst my herd, that now would take the place of the old bull god they buried this day in the tomb of bulls.
The huge hike of the day before had left every joint in my body aching, my muscles, especially in my calves and hamstrings stiff as well as painful, and a huge heavy weight of tiredness on my shoulders.
Leo dropped to his knees and slashed at the calf of another: hamstringing was highly effective, if not at all the type of blow Asherah expected an aristocrat of Byzantium to resort to.
Grey Beallach drifted down into the glens to look for breakfast: hinds and calves moved up from the hazel shows to the high fresh pastures: the tiny rustling noises of night disappeared in that hush which precedes the awakening of life: and then came the flood of morning gold from behind the dim eastern mountains, and in an instant the earth had wheeled into a new day.
Tomas waded out into the harbor, his bicolor robe floating around his calves.
Across from me, Brenda was busily sketching and in a minute she showed us: a slim, leggy blonde with my hair and face, dressed in a skin-tight black bodysuit, a revolver strapped to her hip, a bow and quiver at her back, and a knife in a sheath at her calf.
The young calves scampered out of our way, but their sedate mothers permitted us to ride near enough to read the brands as we met and passed.
When the last tin was inside the shed, the doors shoved shut, the chains wrapped around the board, the deputy rested against his car, his breathing as labored as a bulldogger struggling with a calf.
They were bulldoggers, the boots favored by rodeo topers because the heels angled forward to give better traction when taking down a roped calf.