heifer


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heif·er

 (hĕf′ər)
n.
A young cow, especially one that has not yet given birth to a calf.

[Middle English, from Old English hēahfore; see perə- in Indo-European roots.]

heifer

(ˈhɛfə)
n
(Animals) a young cow
[Old English heahfore; related to Greek poris calf; see high]

heif•er

(ˈhɛf ər)

n.
a young cow over one year old that has not produced a calf.
[before 900; Middle English hayfre, Old English hēa(h)f(o)re=hēah high + -fore, akin to Greek póris heifer]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.heifer - young cowheifer - young cow        
young mammal - any immature mammal
cow, moo-cow - female of domestic cattle: "`moo-cow' is a child's term"
Translations
عِجْلَه
jalovice
kvie
hieho
üszõ
kvíga
telyčia
tele
vaars
jalovica
telica
kviga

heifer

[ˈhefəʳ] Nnovilla f, vaquilla f

heifer

[ˈhɛfər] ngénisse f

heifer

nFärse f

heifer

[ˈhɛfəʳ] ngiovenca

heifer

(ˈhefə) noun
a young cow.
References in classic literature ?
So I sat and told him, ox by ox, cow by cow, and heifer by heifer, forgetting none; and Chaka listened silently as one who is asleep.
But for all that, if heaven were to make me a fair offer of an island or something else of the kind, without much trouble and without much risk, I am not such a fool as to refuse it; for they say, too, 'when they offer thee a heifer, run with a halter; and 'when good luck comes to thee, take it in.
In return, I will offer you in sacrifice a broad-browed heifer of a year old, unbroken, and never yet brought by man under the yoke.
He sprang upon them as a lion fastens on the neck of some cow or heifer when the herd is feeding in a coppice.
A HEIFER saw an Ox hard at work harnessed to a plow, and tormented him with reflections on his unhappy fate in being compelled to labor.
But at that time let me have a shady rock and wine of Biblis, a clot of curds and milk of drained goats with the flesh of an heifer fed in the woods, that has never calved, and of firstling kids; then also let me drink bright wine, sitting in the shade, when my heart is satisfied with food, and so, turning my head to face the fresh Zephyr, from the everflowing spring which pours down unfouled thrice pour an offering of water, but make a fourth libation of wine.
As in the month of June, the damask rose, which chance hath planted among the lilies, with their candid hue mixes his vermilion; or as some playsome heifer in the pleasant month of May diffuses her odoriferous breath over the flowery meadows; or as, in the blooming month of April, the gentle, constant dove, perched on some fair bough, sits meditating on her mate; so, looking a hundred charms and breathing as many sweets, her thoughts being fixed on her Tommy, with a heart as good and innocent as her face was beautiful, Sophia (for it was she herself) lay reclining her lovely head on her hand, when her maid entered the room, and, running directly to the bed, cried, "Madam--madam--who doth your ladyship think is in the house?
Sure me fawther got a goold medal (and his Excellency himself eat a slice of it, and said never was finer mate in his loif) for a four-year-old heifer, the like of which ye never saw in this country any day.
the yearling heifer, that them skulking devils the Tetons stole, was the biggest coward among us all, and after her came your drivelling Doctor.
Tell him that he shall be well repaid, that he shall receive fifty heifers and Brown Bull back again at the end of that time.
The two scrub cows that came with the place I sold to the butcher for thirty dollars each, paying two hundred and fifty for two blue-blooded Jersey heifers .
We Elders have many heifers, * but our children must also be provided.