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"
Domesticated bovine animals (cows, bulls, steers etc).
Do you want to raise cattle?
Certain other livestock, such as sheep, pigs or horses.
People who resemble domesticated bovine animals in behavior or destiny.
goods and cattle
Origin: From catel, from catel, from capitale, from capitalis, from caput 'head' + -alis '-al'.
quadrupeds of the Bovine family; sometimes, also, including all domestic quadrupeds, as sheep, goats, horses, mules, asses, and swine
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.]
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
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
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
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'cattle' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3766
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'cattle' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4202
Rank popularity for the word 'cattle' in Nouns Frequency: #1541
The numerical value of cattle in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of cattle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I never said actors were cattle. I said that actors should be treated like cattle.
I never said all actors are cattle, what I said was all actors should be treated like cattle.
They devoted the city to the lord and destroyed with the sword every living thing in it - men and women, young and old, cattle, sheep and donkeys.
Having the numbers without the right quality is not the best strategy in cattle management as large numbers of inferior cattle will not give them the best returns.
Closing the facility was a very difficult but necessary decision based on years of deteriorating industry conditions, including rising cattle prices and limited cattle supply.
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Translations for cattle
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- مواشي, ماشيةArabic
- говѐдо, добѝтък, гове́доBulgarian
- bestiarCatalan, Valencian
- skot, dobytekCzech
- скотъOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- Rindvieh, Rinder, Kühe, ViehGerman
- πρόβατα, βοοειδή, κοπάδι, βόδιαGreek
- veised, kariloomadEstonian
- karja, lauma, nautakarjaFinnish
- kijWestern Frisian
- buar, eallach, beithíghIrish
- crodhScottish Gaelic
- [[խոշոր]] [[եղջերավոր]] [[անասուն]], տավարArmenian
- bestiame, boviniItalian
- 牛, 畜牛, 家畜Japanese
- sapi, cewe bok, lembuMalay
- beesten, rundvee, veeDutch
- buskap, krøtter, storfe, kvegNorwegian
- béégashiiNavajo, Navaho
- gado, ralé, bovinoPortuguese
- biestga, movel, muaglia, muvelRomansh
- bovine, viteRomanian
- скоти́на, кру́пный рога́тый скот, скот, бы́длоRussian
- govedo, говедоSerbo-Croatian
- nötkreatur, boskapSwedish
- sığır, davarTurkish
- би́дло, скоти́наUkrainian
- veter, bubem, smalaveterVolapük
- rodjès biesses, bovrins, vatches, grossès biessesWalloon
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