Definitions for cattleˈkæt l

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cattle, cows, kine, oxen, Bos taurus(noun)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. cattle(Noun)

    Domesticated bovine animals (cows, bulls, steers etc).

    Do you want to raise cattle?

  2. cattle(Noun)

    Certain other livestock, such as sheep, pigs or horses.

  3. cattle(Noun)

    People who resemble domesticated bovine animals in behavior or destiny.

  4. cattle(Noun)

    chattel

    goods and cattle

  5. Origin: From catel, from catel, from capitale, from capitalis, from caput 'head' + -alis '-al'.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cattle

    quadrupeds of the Bovine family; sometimes, also, including all domestic quadrupeds, as sheep, goats, horses, mules, asses, and swine

  2. Origin: [OE. calet, chatel, goods, property, OF. catel, chatel, LL. captale, capitale, goods, property, esp. cattle, fr. L. capitals relating to the head, chief; because in early ages beasts constituted the chief part of a man's property. See Capital, and cf. Chattel.]

Freebase

  1. Cattle

    Cattle are the most common type of large domesticated ungulates. They are a prominent modern member of the subfamily Bovinae, are the most widespread species of the genus Bos, and are most commonly classified collectively as Bos primigenius. Cattle are raised as livestock for meat, as dairy animals for milk and other dairy products, and as draft animals. Other products include leather and dung for manure or fuel. In some countries, such as India, cattle are sacred. From as few as 80 progenitors domesticated in southeast Turkey about 10,500 years ago, an estimated 1.3 billion cattle are in the world today. In 2009, cattle became the first livestock animal to have a fully mapped genome.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cattle

    kat′l, n.pl. beasts of pasture, esp. oxen, bulls, and cows: sometimes also horses, sheep, &c.—ns. Catt′leman, one who tends cattle, or who rears them on a ranch; Catt′le-plague, plague or disease among cattle, esp. that known as rinderpest or steppe murrain; Catt′le-show, an exhibition or show of cattle or other domestic animals in competition for prizes. [O. Fr. catel, chatel—Low L. captale, orig. capital, property in general, then esp. animals—L. capitalis, chief—caput, the head, beasts in early times forming the chief part of property.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Cattle

    Domesticated bovine animals of the genus Bos, usually kept on a farm or ranch and used for the production of meat or dairy products or for heavy labor.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cattle' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3766

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cattle' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4202

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cattle' in Nouns Frequency: #1541

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cattle in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cattle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Dorothy Parker:

    Work is the province of cattle.

  2. Agriculture Minister Andi Amran Sulaiman:

    We should invest in sugar, corn and cattle.

  3. Andy Cole:

    Cattle are very polite, they don't burp out loud.

  4. Hassan Farhan Salih:

    They demanded produce from farmers and cattle from herders.

  5. Nampie Motloung:

    It pains me to do so. My cattle are my family's inheritance.

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