ox


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

ox

 (ŏks)
n. pl. ox·en (ŏk′sən)
1. An adult castrated bull of the genus Bos, especially B. taurus, used chiefly as a draft animal.
2. A bovine mammal, especially one that has been domesticated.

[Middle English, from Old English oxa; see uks-en- in Indo-European roots.]

ox

(ɒks)
n, pl oxen (ˈɒksən)
1. (Animals) an adult castrated male of any domesticated species of cattle, esp Bos taurus, used for draught work and meat
2. (Animals) any bovine mammal, esp any of the domestic cattle
[Old English oxa; related to Old Saxon, Old High German ohso, Old Norse oxi]

ox

(ɒks)

n., pl. ox•en for 1,2, ox•es for 3.
1. any of various large, bulky bovids, as domestic cattle, water buffaloes, and yaks, esp. a castrated adult male used as a draft animal.
2. Informal. a clumsy, stupid fellow.
[before 900; Middle English oxe, Old English oxa; c. Old High German ohso (German Ochse), Old Norse uxi, oxi]
ox′like`, adj.

ox-

var. of oxy-2 before a vowel: oxalate.

Ox

A large steer used as a draft animal. Oxen were used much earlier than horses for agricultural work, and when they began to lose substantial ground to horses is not clear. In North American colonial times, cattle were more valued for draft purposes than as a source of meat. Stagecoaches, however, were pulled by horses, since there the emphasis was on speed. The covered freight wagons that moved westward were, for the most part, pulled by oxen. The use of oxen survived in the U.S. into the twentieth century and, in some parts of the world, oxen are still being used in the twenty-first century.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ox - an adult castrated bull of the genus Bosox - an adult castrated bull of the genus Bos; especially Bos taurus
Bos, genus Bos - wild and domestic cattle; in some classifications placed in the subfamily Bovinae or tribe Bovini
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"
withers - the highest part of the back at the base of the neck of various animals especially draft animals
2.ox - any of various wild bovines especially of the genera Bos or closely related Bibosox - any of various wild bovines especially of the genera Bos or closely related Bibos
Bos, genus Bos - wild and domestic cattle; in some classifications placed in the subfamily Bovinae or tribe Bovini
bovine - any of various members of the genus Bos
Bos primigenius, urus, aurochs - large recently extinct long-horned European wild ox; considered one of the ancestors of domestic cattle
Bos grunniens, yak - large long-haired wild ox of Tibet often domesticated
banteng, Bos banteng, tsine, banting - wild ox of the Malay Archipelago
Bibos, genus Bibos - wild ox
Asian wild ox - genus of Asiatic wild oxen

ox

noun
A large, ungainly, and dull-witted person:
Informal: lummox.
Translations
ثورثَوْر مَخْصيثَور، بَقَرَه
вол
bou
vůl
okse
vo
nautgripuruxi, geltur tarfur
去勢雄牛
karvė
bullis govsliellopsvērsis
bou
hovädzí dobytokvôl
vol

ox

[ɒks] N (oxen (pl)) → buey m

ox

[ˈɒks] [oxen] [ˈɒksən ˈɒksən] (pl) nbœuf m

ox

n pl <-en> → Ochse m; as strong as an oxbärenstark

ox

:
oxtail
oxtail soup

ox

[ɒks] n (oxen (pl)) [ˈɒksən]bue m

ox

(oks) plural ˈoxen noun
1. a castrated bull used (formerly in Britain and still in some countries) to pull carts, ploughs etc. an ox-drawn cart.
2. any bull or cow.