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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 calf /ˈkæf, ˈkɑf, ˈkef/ 名詞
 牛犢, 小牛, 小牛皮;
 (象、鯨等的)仔

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 calf /ˈkæf/ 名詞
 腓腸, 小腿肚

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Calf n.; pl. Calves
 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.
 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.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 calf
      n 1: young of domestic cattle
      2: the muscular back part of the shank [syn: sura]
      3: fine leather from the skin of a calf [syn: calfskin]
      4: young of various large placental mammals e.g. whale or
         giraffe or elephant or buffalo
      [also: calves (pl)]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

 Calf
    Calves were commonly made use of in sacrifices, and are
    therefore frequently mentioned in Scripture. The "fatted calf"
    was regarded as the choicest of animal food; it was frequently
    also offered as a special sacrifice (1 Sam. 28:24; Amos 6:4;
    Luke 15:23). The words used in Jer. 34:18, 19, "cut the calf in
    twain," allude to the custom of dividing a sacrifice into two
    parts, between which the parties ratifying a covenant passed
    (Gen. 15:9, 10, 17, 18). The sacrifice of the lips, i.e.,
    priase, is called "the calves of our lips" (Hos. 14:2, R.V., "as
    bullocks the offering of our lips." Comp. Heb. 13:15; Ps. 116:7;
    Jer. 33:11).
      The golden calf which Aaron made (Ex. 32:4) was probably a
    copy of the god Moloch rather than of the god Apis, the sacred
    ox or calf of Egypt. The Jews showed all through their history a
    tendency toward the Babylonian and Canaanitish idolatry rather
    than toward that of Egypt.
      Ages after this, Jeroboam, king of Israel, set up two idol
    calves, one at Dan, and the other at Bethel, that he might thus
    prevent the ten tribes from resorting to Jerusalem for worship
    (1 Kings 12:28). These calves continued to be a snare to the
    people till the time of their captivity. The calf at Dan was
    carried away in the reign of Pekah by Tiglath-pileser, and that
    at Bethel ten years later, in the reign of Hoshea, by
    Shalmaneser (2 Kings 15:29; 17:33). This sin of Jeroboam is
    almost always mentioned along with his name (2 Kings 15:28
    etc.).