Definitions for COWkaʊ
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word COW
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the mature female of a bovine animal, esp. of the genus
the female of various other large animals, as the elephant or whale.
Informal. a domestic bovine of either sex and any age.
Category: Animal Husbandry, Zoology, Informal
Idioms for cow:
have a cow,to become hysterical.
Origin of cow:
bef. 900; ME cou, OE cū, c. OS kō, OHG chuo, ON kȳr, L bōs, Gk boûs ox
to frighten with threats; intimidate; overawe.
Origin of cow:
1595–1605; < ON kūga to oppress, cow
female of domestic cattle: "`moo-cow' is a child's term"
mature female of mammals of which the male is called `bull'
a large unpleasant woman
subdue, restrain, or overcome by affecting with a feeling of awe; frighten (as with threats)
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a large milk-producing farm animal
a chimney cap; a cowl
the mature female of bovine animals
the female of certain large mammals, as whales, seals, etc
to depress with fear; to daunt the spirits or courage of; to overawe
a wedge, or brake, to check the motion of a machine or car; a chock
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Rank popularity for the word 'COW' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2822
Rank popularity for the word 'COW' in Nouns Frequency: #1529
Translations for COW
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the female of cattle used for giving milk
He has ten cows and a bull.
- vacaPortuguese (BR)
- die KuhGerman
- گاو مادهFarsi
- lembu betinaMalay
- گاو مادهPersian
- 母牛Chinese (Trad.)
- bò cáiVietnamese
- 母牛Chinese (Simp.)
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