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Synonyms for calf
kæf, kɑfcalf

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. calfnoun

    young of domestic cattle

    sura, calfskin

  2. calf, suranoun

    the muscular back part of the shank

    sura, calfskin

  3. calf, calfskinnoun

    fine leather from the skin of a calf

    sura, calfskin

  4. calfnoun

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

    sura, calfskin

Editors Contribution

  1. poddiesnoun

    a calf, in particular one which is fed by hand

    Submitted by aayanabrooklyn on July 29, 2021  

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. calfnoun

    Associated words:
    vellum, parchment, veal, fatling, dogy, vitular, vituline, slink, slunk, calve, steer

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "calf":

    veal, calves, tele, ox

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How to use calf in a sentence?

  1. Julie Sigman:

    Takara will let us know when she is ready for us to meet the calf and at that time we should be able to determine the gender.

  2. Jack Salzsieder:

    Herd rebuilding is on the way, but putting a calf into the herd today will take at least a year and a half before you get anything out of it.

  3. Rob Hughes:

    We were out on a trip on Thursday morning and we were observing this pod and saw they had a very young calf with them, it couldnt be more than 24 hours old, you can tell because of the size and it was still a bit wrinkly. We [had] been following the pod the day before and they didnt have the calf with them then so we knew it was a newborn.

  4. Rob Hughes:

    You can identify individual dolphins after a while by their scars and marks, because we see them so often, we couldnt tell which one was the mother because there was a group of three or four dolphins sheltering the calf.

  5. Bethany Barone Gibbs:

    The good news is, you can break up your sitting with a short walk or doing resistance exercises in place like squats and calf raises, so, if you ca n’t leave your desk or don’t want to leave your( television) show, you can do some squats, calf raises, etc. in place.

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