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cow 1

 (kou)
n.
1. The mature female of cattle of the genus Bos.
2. The mature female of certain other large animals, such as elephants, moose, or whales.
3. A domesticated bovine of either sex or any age.
Idioms:
have a cow
Slang To become amazed, angered, or upset: He had a cow when he saw the mess we made.
till the cows come home Informal
For a very long time; indefinitely: They could argue till the cows come home and still not reach an agreement.

[Middle English cou, from Old English ; see gwou- in Indo-European roots.]

cow′y adj.

cow 2

 (kou)
tr.v. cowed, cow·ing, cows
To frighten or subdue with threats or a show of force. See Synonyms at intimidate.

[Probably of Scandinavian origin.]

cow′ed·ly (-ĭd-lē) adv.

cow

(kaʊ)
n
1. (Animals) the mature female of any species of cattle, esp domesticated cattle
2. (Zoology) the mature female of various other mammals, such as the elephant, whale, and seal
3. (Breeds) (not in technical use) any domestic species of cattle
4. informal a disagreeable woman
5. slang Austral and NZ something objectionable (esp in the phrase a fair cow)
6. till the cows come home informal for a very long time; effectively for ever
[Old English cū; related to Old Norse kӯr, Old High German kuo, Latin bōs, Greek boūs, Sanskrit gāŭs]

cow

(kaʊ)
vb
(tr) to frighten or overawe, as with threats
[C17: from Old Norse kūga to oppress, related to Norwegian kue, Swedish kuva]

cow1

(kaʊ)

n.
1. the mature female of a bovine animal, esp. of the genus Bos.
2. the female of various other large animals, as the elephant or whale.
3. Informal. a domestic bovine of either sex and any age.
Idioms:
have a cow, to become hysterical.
[before 900; Middle English cou, Old English cū, c. Old Saxon kō, Old High German chuo, Old Norse kȳr, Latin bōs, Greek boûs ox]

cow2

(kaʊ)

v.t.
to frighten with threats; intimidate; overawe.
[1595–1605; < Old Norse kūga to oppress, cow]

Cow

 a bunch of twigs; a birch or besom of twigs.
Examples: cow of heather, 1651; of birch; of broom; of twigs.

cow


Past participle: cowed
Gerund: cowing

Imperative
cow
cow
Present
I cow
you cow
he/she/it cows
we cow
you cow
they cow
Preterite
I cowed
you cowed
he/she/it cowed
we cowed
you cowed
they cowed
Present Continuous
I am cowing
you are cowing
he/she/it is cowing
we are cowing
you are cowing
they are cowing
Present Perfect
I have cowed
you have cowed
he/she/it has cowed
we have cowed
you have cowed
they have cowed
Past Continuous
I was cowing
you were cowing
he/she/it was cowing
we were cowing
you were cowing
they were cowing
Past Perfect
I had cowed
you had cowed
he/she/it had cowed
we had cowed
you had cowed
they had cowed
Future
I will cow
you will cow
he/she/it will cow
we will cow
you will cow
they will cow
Future Perfect
I will have cowed
you will have cowed
he/she/it will have cowed
we will have cowed
you will have cowed
they will have cowed
Future Continuous
I will be cowing
you will be cowing
he/she/it will be cowing
we will be cowing
you will be cowing
they will be cowing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cowing
you have been cowing
he/she/it has been cowing
we have been cowing
you have been cowing
they have been cowing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cowing
you will have been cowing
he/she/it will have been cowing
we will have been cowing
you will have been cowing
they will have been cowing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cowing
you had been cowing
he/she/it had been cowing
we had been cowing
you had been cowing
they had been cowing
Conditional
I would cow
you would cow
he/she/it would cow
we would cow
you would cow
they would cow
Past Conditional
I would have cowed
you would have cowed
he/she/it would have cowed
we would have cowed
you would have cowed
they would have cowed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cow - female of domestic cattle: "`moo-cow' is a child's term"cow - female of domestic cattle: "`moo-cow' is a child's term"
udder, bag - mammary gland of bovids (cows and sheep and goats)
Bos taurus, cattle, cows, kine, oxen - domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or age; "so many head of cattle"; "wait till the cows come home"; "seven thin and ill-favored kine"- Bible; "a team of oxen"
springing cow, springer - a cow about to give birth
heifer - young cow
poll - the part of the head between the ears
2.cow - mature female of mammals of which the male is called `bull'
eutherian, eutherian mammal, placental, placental mammal - mammals having a placenta; all mammals except monotremes and marsupials
3.cow - a large unpleasant woman
disagreeable woman, unpleasant woman - a woman who is an unpleasant person
Verb1.cow - subdue, restrain, or overcome by affecting with a feeling of awe; frighten (as with threats)
awe - inspire awe in; "The famous professor awed the undergraduates"
buffalo - intimidate or overawe

cow

verb intimidate, daunt, frighten, scare, bully, dismay, awe, subdue, unnerve, overawe, terrorize, browbeat, psych out (informal), dishearten She was so cowed by her husband that she meekly obeyed him in everything.

cow

verb
To domineer or drive into compliance by the use of as threats or force, for example:
Informal: strong-arm.
Translations
koei
أُنثـى بَعض الحَيواناتابقاربقربقرةبَقَرَة
крава
krávasamiceskotturvyděsit
kokueunderkuehun-
bovino
vacabrujahembra (de algunos animales)intimidar
lehm
lehmänautapelottaa
krava
megfélemlíttehén
beljahræîa til undirgefnikÿrkÿr, kvendÿr
雌牛
암소
govsiebiedētmātīte
vacă
krava
krava
kravaкрава
kokossanötkreatur
วัวตัวเมีย
inekkorkutmakyıldırmakdişi…
корова
con bò cái

cow

1 [kaʊ]
A. N
1. (Zool) → vaca f; (= female of other species) → hembra f
till the cows come homehasta que las ranas críen pelo
2. (= woman) → estúpida f, bruja f
B. CPD cow house Nestablo m
cow parsley Nperejil m de monte
cow town N (US) → pueblucho m de mala muerte

cow

2 [kaʊ] VT [+ person] → intimidar, acobardar
a cowed lookuna mirada temerosa

cow

[ˈkaʊ]
n
(= farm animal) → vache f
to do sth until the cows come home → faire qch jusqu'à la saint-glinglin
(= female elephant) → éléphant m femelle, éléphante f (= female whale) → baleine f femelle
(= woman) → vache f
modif [elephant, whale] → femelle
vt (= intimidate) → effrayer, intimider
to cow sb into sth → intimider qn pour qu'il (or elle) fasse qch

cow

:
cowbell
nKuhglocke f
cowboy
n
Cowboy m; to play cows and IndiansIndianer spielen; the little boy was wearing a cow outfitder kleine Junge war als Cowboy verkleidet
(fig inf, incompetent) → Pfuscher m; (dishonest) → Gauner m (inf); a cow outfitein windiges Unternehmen (inf)
cowboy hat
nCowboyhut m
cowcatcher
n (Rail) → Schienenräumer m
cow dung
nKuhmist m

cow

:
cowgirl
nCowgirl nt
cowhand
nHilfscowboy m; (on farm) → Stallknecht m
cowherd
nKuhhirte m
cowhide
n
(untanned) → Kuhhaut f; (no pl: = leather) → Rindsleder nt
(US: = whip) → Lederpeitsche f

cow

:
cow parsley
nWiesenkerbel m
cowpat
nKuhfladen m
cowpoke
n (US inf) → Kuhheini m (pej inf), → Cowboy m
cowpox
nKuhpocken pl
cowpuncher
n (US inf) → Cowboy m

cow

:
cowshed
nKuhstall m
cowslip
n (Brit: = primrose) → Schlüsselblume f; (US: = kingcup) → Sumpfdotterblume f

cow

1
n
Kuh f; a cow elephanteine Elefantenkuh; till the cows come home (fig inf)bis in alle Ewigkeit (inf); you’ll be waiting till the cows come home (fig inf)da kannst du warten, bis du schwarz wirst (inf); to have a cow (US inf) → die Fassung verlieren, sich aufregen
(pej inf: = woman, stupid) → Kuh f (inf); (nasty) → gemeine Ziege (inf); cheeky/lazy/nosey cow!freches/faules/neugieriges Stück! (inf)

cow

2
vt person, animaleinschüchtern, verschüchtern; she had a cowed look about hersie machte einen eingeschüchterten or verschüchterten Eindruck; to cow somebody into submissionjdn (durch Einschüchterung) gefügig machen

cow

[kaʊ]
1. n (bovine) → mucca, vacca; (female elephant) → elefantessa; (female seal) → (foca) femmina (fam!) (woman) → stronza (fam!)
you can cry till the cows come home, but you're not having it → puoi piangere quanto ti pare, tanto non te lo do
2. vt (person) → intimidire
a cowed look → un'aria da cane bastonato
3. adjfemmina

cow1

(kau) noun
1. the female of cattle used for giving milk. He has ten cows and a bull.
2. the female of certain other animals eg the elephant, whale.
ˈcowboy noun
in the United States, a man who looks after cattle on a ranch.
ˈcowherd noun
a person who looks after cows.
ˈcowhide noun, adjective
(of) the skin of a cow made into leather. a bag made of cowhide; a cowhide bag.

cow2

(kau) verb
to subdue or control through fear. The pupil was cowed by the headmaster's harsh words.

cow

بَقَرَة kráva ko Kuh αγελάδα vaca lehmä vache krava mucca 雌牛 암소 koe ku krowa vaca корова ko วัวตัวเมีย inek con bò cái 母牛

cow

n. vaca, animal bovino.
References in classic literature ?
Eliza Stoughton the half-witted girl was poked in the ribs by a farm hand and giggled noisily, in some distant field a cow bawled and was answered by the cattle in the stables, and one of the farm hands spoke sharply to the horse he was grooming by the stable door.
Grandmother had told me while she was getting supper that he was an Austrian who came to this country a young boy and had led an adventurous life in the Far West among mining-camps and cow outfits.
There was a fishy flavor to the milk, too, which I could not at all account for, till one morning happening to take a stroll along the beach among some fishermen's boats, I saw Hosea's brindled cow feeding on fish remnants, and marching along the sand with each foot in a cod's decapitated head, looking very slip-shod, I assure ye.
Any man who knows anything about butchering knows that the flesh of a cow that is about to calve, or has just calved, is not fit for food.
I love even to see the domestic animals reassert their native rights--any evidence that they have not wholly lost their original wild habits and vigor; as when my neighbor's cow breaks out of her pasture early in the spring and boldly swims the river, a cold, gray tide, twenty-five or thirty rods wide, swollen by the melted snow.
He said that in trying to escape from him I sprang into the top of a tree two hundred cubits high at a single bound, but he dislodged me with a stone the size of a cow, which "all-to brast" the most of my bones, and then swore me to appear at Arthur's court for sentence.
Then, what should happen but a cow steps out and puts her head down to munch grass, with her broadside to the battalion, and they a-coming like the wind; they split apart to flank her, but SHE?
And another thing: I've noticed a good deal, and there's no bird, or cow, or anything that uses as good grammar as a bluejay.
Goddard's drawingroom; and of her having an upper maid who had lived fiveandtwenty years with her; and of their having eight cows, two of them Alderneys, and one a little Welch cow, a very pretty little Welch cow indeed; and of Mrs.
The red cow didn't die by chance; and your rheumatism can hardly be reckoned among providential visitations
In the church and at the Cross, a kneeling figure or two; attendant on the latter prayers, the led cow, trying for a breakfast among the weeds at its foot.
And as for the cow you've bought, bargain or no bargain, I've been at the drenching of her--contradick me who will.