adjective see calf I

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  • calflike — adjective Resembling a calf (young cow) or some aspect of one …   Wiktionary

  • calf — I. noun (plural calves; also calfs) Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old English cealf; akin to Old High German kalb calf Date: before 12th century 1. a. the young of the domestic cow; also that of a closely related mammal …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • calf — calf1 calfless, adj. calflike, adj. /kaf, kahf/, n., pl. calves /kavz, kahvz/. 1. the young of the domestic cow or other bovine animal. 2. the young of certain other mammals, as the elephant, seal, and whale. 3. calfskin leather. 4. Informal. an… …   Universalium

  • beardless — Synonyms and related words: acomous, bald, bald headed, boyish, boylike, calflike, childish, childlike, clean shaven, coltish, depilous, girlish, girllike, glabrous, hairless, kiddish, maiden, maidenly, puerile, puplike, puppyish, puppylike,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • boyish — Synonyms and related words: adolescent, airy, attenuate, attenuated, beardless, boylike, calflike, childish, childlike, coltish, delicate, diaphanous, diluted, ethereal, fine, fine drawn, finespun, flimsy, frail, gauzy, girlish, girllike,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • childish — Synonyms and related words: arrested, asinine, babish, babyish, backward, beardless, boyish, boylike, calflike, childlike, coltish, decrepit, doddering, doddery, doited, doting, fatuous, foolish, girlish, girllike, immature, inexperienced,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • childlike — Synonyms and related words: angelic, artless, babish, babyish, beardless, blameless, bluff, blunt, born yesterday, boyish, boylike, calflike, candid, childish, clear, coltish, confiding, credulous, decrepit, dependent, depending, direct,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • coltish — Synonyms and related words: animated, antic, beardless, boyish, boylike, calflike, capersome, childish, childlike, elvish, exuberant, frisky, frolicsome, full of beans, gamesome, gay, girlish, girllike, hearty, impish, kiddish, kittenish, larkish …   Moby Thesaurus

  • girlish — Synonyms and related words: airy, attenuate, attenuated, beardless, boyish, boylike, calflike, childish, childlike, coltish, delicate, diaphanous, diluted, distaff, ethereal, female, feminine, fine, fine drawn, finespun, flimsy, frail, gauzy,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • maiden — Synonyms and related words: ax, babe, baby, bachelor girl, bachelorlike, beardless, block, boyish, boylike, broad, calflike, callow, chaste, chick, chief, childish, childlike, colleen, coltish, cross, cutie, dame, damoiselle, damsel, death chair …   Moby Thesaurus

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