Yearly vs Calf - What's the difference?

yearly | calf |

As nouns the difference between yearly and calf

is that yearly is something that is published once a year while calf is a young cow or bull or calf can be (anatomy) the back of the leg below the knee.

As an adjective yearly

is happening once every year.

As an adverb yearly

is once a year.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • Happening once every year.
  • a yearly income
    Christmas is a yearly celebration.


    * annual * per annum * perennial


  • Once a year.
  • Every year.
  • Synonyms

    * annually * perennially


  • Something that is published once a year.
  • calf


    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) cealf, from (etyl) .


  • A young cow or bull.
  • Leather made of the skin of the calf; especially, a fine, light-coloured leather used in bookbinding.
  • A young elephant, seal or whale (also used of some other animals).
  • A chunk of ice broken off of a larger glacier, ice shelf, or iceberg.
  • (Kane)
  • A small island, near a larger island.
  • the Calf of Man
  • A cabless railroad engine.
  • (informal, dated) An awkward or silly boy or young man; any silly person; a dolt.
  • * Drayton
  • some silly, doting, brainless calf
    Derived terms
    * * * *
    See also
    * cow * veal

    Etymology 2

    (etyl) kalfi, possibly derived from the same Germanic root as ().


  • (anatomy) The back of the leg below the knee.
  • The muscle in the back of the leg below the knee.
  • * 1988 , Steve Holman, "Christian Conquers Columbus", , 47 (6): 28-34.
  • Sure, his calves are a little weak, but the rest of his physique is so overwhelming, he should place high.