Cattle Definition

Domesticated oxen collectively; esp., cows, bulls, and steers.
Webster's New World
Farm animals collectively; livestock.
Webster's New World
Humans, especially when viewed contemptuously or as a mob.
American Heritage
People in the mass.
Webster's New World

Domesticated bovine animals (cows, bulls, steers etc).

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Origin of Cattle

  • From Middle English catel, from Anglo-Norman catel (“personal property”), from Old Northern French (compare French cheptel, Old French chetel, chatel, also English chattel) from Medieval Latin capitāle, from Latin capitālis (“of the head”), from caput (“head”) + -alis (“-al”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English catel property, livestock from Old North French from Old Provençal capdal from Medieval Latin capitāle holdings, funds from neuter of Latin capitālis principal, original from caput head kaput- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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