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cat·tle

(kăt′l)
pl.n.
1.
a. Ruminant mammals of the genus Bos that have been domesticated and are often raised for meat and dairy products. Cows, steers, bulls, and oxen are cattle.
b. Similar wild or domesticated bovine animals, such as anoas or gaurs.
2. Humans, especially when viewed contemptuously or as a mob.

[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; see kaput- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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cattle

(ˈkætəl)
n (functioning as plural)
1. (Animals) bovid mammals of the tribe Bovini (bovines), esp those of the genus Bos
2. (Animals) Also called: domestic cattle any domesticated bovine mammals, esp those of the species Bos taurus (domestic ox)
[C13: from Old Northern French catel, Old French chatel chattel]
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cat•tle

(ˈkæt l)

n. (used with a pl. v.)
1. bovine animals, esp. domesticated members of the genus Bos, as cows and steers.
2. human beings, esp. in a large, unruly crowd.
[1175–1225; Middle English catel < Old North French: (personal) property < Medieval Latin capitāle wealth; see capital1]
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Cattle

 
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cattle - domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or agecattle - 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"
calf - young of domestic cattle
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
ox - an adult castrated bull of the genus Bos; especially Bos taurus
stirk - yearling heifer or bullock
bullock, steer - castrated bull
bull - uncastrated adult male of domestic cattle
cow, moo-cow - female of domestic cattle: "`moo-cow' is a child's term"
beef, beef cattle - cattle that are reared for their meat
Welsh Black, Welsh - a breed of dual-purpose cattle developed in Wales
red poll - hornless short-haired breed of beef and dairy cattle
Africander - tall large-horned humped cattle of South Africa; used for meat or draft
dairy cattle, dairy cow, milch cow, milcher, milk cow, milker - cattle that are reared for their milk
Devon - red dual-purpose cattle of English origin
grade - a variety of cattle produced by crossbreeding with a superior breed
boeuf, beef - meat from an adult domestic bovine
herd - a group of cattle or sheep or other domestic mammals all of the same kind that are herded by humans
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cattle

plural noun cows, stock, beasts, livestock, bovines a ban on all imports of live cattle and beef from the European Community
Related words
adjective bovine
collective nouns drove, herd
Quotations
"The cow is of the bovine ilk;"
"One end is moo, the other, milk" [Ogden Nash The Cow]

Cattle

Breeds of cattle  Aberdeen Angus, Africander, Alderney, Ayrshire, Blonde d'Aquitaine, Brown Swiss, Belted Galloway, cattalo or catalo, Charolais or Charollais, Devon, dexter, Durham, Friesian, Galloway, Gelbvieh, Guernsey, Hereford, Highland, Holstein, Illawarra, Jersey, Kerry, kyloe, Limousin, longhorn, Meuse-Rhine-Ijssel, Normandy, Norwegian Red, Red Poll or Red Polled, Santa Gertrudis, shorthorn, Simmental, Sussex, Texas longhorn
Cattle and other artiodactyls  addax, alpaca or alpacca, antelope, aoudad, argali or argal, ariel, axis (plural axises) or chital, babirusa, Bactrian camel, bharal, bison, blacktail, blaubok, blesbok, boar, boer goat, bongo, bontebok, brocket, bubal or bubalis, buffalo, bull
see breeds of cattle, breeds of cattle, breeds of cattle, breeds of pig, breeds of sheep bushbuck or boschbok, bushpig, camel or (Anglo-Indian) oont, Cape buffalo, caribou, chamois or izard, chevrotain or mouse deer, Chinese water deer, cow, deer, dik-dik, dromedary, duiker or duyker, eland, elk, gaur, gayal, gazelle, gemsbok, gerenuk, giraffe or (obsolete) camelopard, gnu, goa, goat, goral, grysbok, guanaco, harnessed antelope, hartebeest or hartbeest, hippopotamus, ibex, impala, Jacob or Jacob sheep, karakul or caracul, Kashmir goat, klipspringer, kob, kongoni, kouprey, kudu or koodoo, llama, markhor or markhoor, marshbuck, moose, mouflon or moufflon, mountain goat, mule deer, muntjac, muntjak, or barking deer, musk deer, nilgai, nilghau, or nylghau, nyala, okapi, oribi, oryx, ox, peccary, Père David's deer, pig, pronghorn, pudu, razorback, red deer, reedbuck or nagor, reindeer, rhebok or reebok, Rocky Mountain goat, roe deer, sable antelope, saiga, sambar or sambur, sassaby, serow, sheep or (Austral. slang) jumbuck, sika, springbok, stag, steenbok, tahr or thar, takin, vicuña or vicuna, wapiti, wart hog, waterbuck, water buffalo, water ox, or carabao, white-tailed deer, wild boar, wildebeest, yak, zebu, zo or zho, or dzo
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Translations
مَوَاشمَواشٍ، بَقَرٌ
dobytekskottur domácí
kvægkreatur
ganadoganado (vacuno)
kariloomadveised
karjanautanautakarja
stoka
szarvasmarha
nautgripir
畜牛
가축
galvijai
liellopi
govedo
boskap
วัวควาย
gia súc

cattle

[ˈkætl]
A. NPLganado msing
B. CPD cattle breeder Ncriador(a) m/f de ganado
cattle breeding Ncrianza f de ganado
cattle crossing Npaso m de ganado
cattle drive N (US) → recogida f de ganado
cattle egret Ngarcilla f bueyera
cattle grid N (Brit) → rejilla f de retención (de ganado)
cattle market Nmercado m ganadero or de ganado; (also fig) → feria f de ganado
cattle prod Npicana f
cattle raising Nganadería f
cattle ranch Nfinca f ganadera, estancia f (LAm)
cattle rustler N (US) → ladrón m de ganado, cuatrero m
cattle shed Nestablo m
cattle show Nferia f de ganado
cattle truck N (Aut) → camión m de ganado (Brit) (Rail) → vagón m para ganado
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cattle

[ˈkætəl] nplbétail m, bestiaux mplcattle breeder néleveur m de bétailcattle farm nélevage m de bétailcattle grid n (British) grille à même la route permettant aux voitures mais non au bétail de passercattle guard n (US) grille à même la route permettant aux voitures mais non au bétail de passer
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cattle

plRind(vieh) nt; 500 head of cattle500 Rinder, 500 Stück Vieh; “cattle crossing”Vorsicht Viehtrieb!“; they were treated like cattlesie wurden wie Vieh behandelt

cattle

:
cattle breeding
nRinderzucht f
cattle car
n (US Rail) → Viehwaggon m
cattle-grid
nWeidenrost m, → Viehtor nt
cattleman
nRinderzüchter m
cattle market
n (lit)Viehmarkt m; (fig inf) (= beauty contest etc)Fleischbeschau f (inf); (for pick-ups) → Abschleppladen m (inf)
cattle prod
nKnüppel mzum Viehtreiben
cattle range
nWeideland nt, → Viehtrift f
cattle rustler
nViehdieb m
cattle shed
nViehstall m
cattle show
nRinder(zucht)schau f
cattle truck
n (Aut) → Viehanhänger m; (Rail) → Viehwagen m
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cattle

[ˈkætl] nplbestiame m
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cattle

(ˈkӕtl) noun plural
grass-eating animals, especially cows, bulls and oxen. That farmer does not keep sheep but he keeps several breeds of cattle.
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cattle

مَوَاش dobytek kvæg Vieh βοοειδή ganado karja bétail stoka bestiame 畜牛 가축 vee kveg bydło gado крупный рогатый скот boskap วัวควาย davar gia súc 牛群
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