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CALF (calves)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does calf mean? 

CALF (noun)
  The noun CALF has 4 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: CALF used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CALF (noun)


Sense 1calf [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Young of domestic cattle

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("calf" is a kind of...):

young mammal (any immature mammal)

Meronyms (parts of "calf"):

veal; veau (meat from a calf)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "calf"):

dogie; dogy; leppy (motherless calf in a range herd of cattle)

maverick (an unbranded range animal (especially a stray calf); belongs to the first person who puts a brand on it)

Holonyms ("calf" is a member of...):

Bos taurus; cattle; cows; kine; oxen (domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or age)


Sense 2calf [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The muscular back part of the shank

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

calf; sura

Hypernyms ("calf" is a kind of...):

skeletal muscle; striated muscle (a muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton; a muscle that is characterized by transverse stripes)

Meronyms (parts of "calf"):

gastrocnemius; gastrocnemius muscle (the muscle in the back part of the leg that forms the greater part of the calf; responsible for the plantar flexion of the foot)

soleus; soleus muscle (a broad flat muscle in the calf of the leg under the gastrocnemius muscle)

Achilles tendon; tendon of Achilles (a large tendon that runs from the heel to the calf)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "calf"):

mid-calf (the middle of the calf; half way between the knee and ankle)

Holonyms ("calf" is a part of...):

shank (the part of the human leg between the knee and the ankle)


Sense 3calf [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fine leather from the skin of a calf

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

calfskin; calf

Hypernyms ("calf" is a kind of...):

leather (an animal skin made smooth and flexible by removing the hair and then tanning)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "calf"):

box calf (black calfskin leather tanned with chromium salts)


Sense 4calf [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Young of various large placental mammals e.g. whale or giraffe or elephant or buffalo

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("calf" is a kind of...):

young mammal (any immature mammal)


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