Definitions for cattleˈkæt l

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cat•tle*ˈkæt l(n.)

  1. bovine animals, esp. domesticated members of the genus Bos, as cows and steers.

    Category: Mammals

  2. human beings, esp. in a large, unruly crowd.


* (used with a pl. v.).

Origin of cattle:

1175–1225; ME catel < ONF: (personal) property < ML capitāle wealth; see capital1

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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. cattle(noun)ˈkæt l

    cows and bulls


  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)


    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


  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.

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

Anagrams of cattle

  1. tectal

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