Ox definition

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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.

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An adult castrated bull of the genus Bos, especially B. taurus, used chiefly as a draft animal.
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Any of several bovid ruminants, as cattle, buffaloes, bison, gaur, and yaks; esp., a castrated, domesticated bull (Bos taurus), used as a draft animal.
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(astronomy) A Chinese constellation located near Capricorn, one of the 28 lunar mansions and part of the larger Black Turtle.
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A bovine mammal, especially one that has been domesticated.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
ox
Plural:
oxen

Origin of ox

  • Middle English from Old English oxa uks-en- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Mandarin Chinese 牛宿 (Niúxiù)

    From Wiktionary