A large black ox.
The definition of an ox is an adult bull who's testicles have been removed.
An example of an ox is a bull that pulls a cart full of logs up a hill.
pl. ox′en or Rare
any of several bovid ruminants, as cattle, buffaloes, bison, gaur, and yaks; esp., a castrated, domesticated bull (Bos taurus), used as a draft animal
Origin of oxMiddle English ; from Old English oxa, akin to German ochse ; from Indo-European an unverified form ukwsen-, a bull ; from base an unverified form wegw-, an unverified form uncertain or unknown; perhaps gw-, wet, sprinkle from source humor, humid, Classical Latin umere, to be moist
- An adult castrated bull of the genus Bos, especially B. taurus, used chiefly as a draft animal.
- A bovine mammal, especially one that has been domesticated.
Origin of oxMiddle English, from Old English oxa; see uks-en- in Indo-European roots.
Variant of oxo–.
From Mandarin Chinese ç‰›å®¿ (NiÃºxiÃ¹)