Definitions for cattleˈkæt l
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
bovine animals, esp. domesticated members of the genus Bos, as cows and steers.
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
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
cows and bulls
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
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
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
Translations for cattle
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
grass-eating animals, especially cows, bulls and oxen
That farmer does not keep sheep but he keeps several breeds of cattle.
- مَواشٍ، بَقَرٌArabic
- gadoPortuguese (BR)
- das ViehGerman
- kvæg; kreaturDanish
- ζωντανά, βοοειδή (πληθ.)Greek
- ganado (vacuno)Spanish
- حیوانات اهلی روستاییFarsi
- पशु, मवेशीHindi
- haiwan yang makan rumputMalay
- kveg, krøtterNorwegian
- حیوانات اهلی روستاییPersian
- اهلی حیوانPashto
- (крупный рогатый) скотRussian
- nötkreatur, boskapSwedish
- 牛，家畜Chinese (Trad.)
- велика рогата худобаUkrainian
- مویشی ، گھریلو جانورUrdu
- gia súcVietnamese
- 牛，家养牲畜Chinese (Simp.)
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