- The definition of a cow is the female of domestic cattle and certain other mammals including whales, manatees and elephants.
- An example of a cow is a Hereford that is raised for beef.
- An example of a cow is a mother elephant.
cow definition by Webster's New World
- the mature female of domestic cattle (genus Bos), valued for its milk
- the mature female of certain other mammals, as the buffalo, elephant, moose, whale, etc.: the male of such animals is called a bull
- ☆ West a domestic bovine animal, whether a steer, bull, cow, or calf: usually used in pl.
Origin: Middle English cou, cow, plural kye (southern doubled plural kyn) ; from Old English cū, plural cy ; from Indo-European base an unverified form gwou-, cow, ox from source Sanskrit gauḥ, Classical Greek bous, Classical Latin bos, Old Irish bo, German kuh
Origin: ; from Old Norse kūga, to subdue; meaning influenced, influence by cow, coward
cow definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The mature female of cattle of the genus Bos.
- The mature female of other large animals, such as whales, elephants, or moose.
- A domesticated bovine of either sex or any age.
Origin: Middle English cou, from Old English cū; see gwou- in Indo-European roots.
- cowˈy adjective
transitive verb cowed, cow·ing, cows
Origin: Probably of Scandinavian origin.
- cowˈed·ly adverb
cow - Computer Definition
cow - Phrases/Idioms
have a cow
have a cow
till the cows come home