an adult castrated bull of the genus Bos; especially Bos taurus
ox, wild ox(noun)
any of various wild bovines especially of the genera Bos or closely related Bibos
Any bovine animal used as a beast of burden or for food, especially an adult castrated male of the domestic species.
Origin: oxa, from uhsô (compare West Frisian okse, Dutch os, German Ochse), from ukʷsḗn (compare Welsh ych 'ox', Tocharian A/B ops/okso 'draft-ox', Avestan uxšan 'bull', Sanskrit ukṣán).
The Ox is one of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Ox is denoted by the earthly branch character 丑. In the Vietnamese zodiac, the water buffalo occupies the position of the Ox.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
oks, n. a well-known animal that chews the cud, the female of which supplies the chief part of the milk used as human food: the male of the cow, esp. when castrated:—pl. Ox′en, used for both male and female.—ns. Ox′-bot, Ox′-war′bler, a bot-fly or its larva, found under the skin of cattle; Ox′eye, a common plant in meadows, with a flower like the eye of an ox.—adj. Ox′-eyed, having large, full, ox-like eyes.—ns. Ox′-goad (see Goad); Ox′-peck′er, Ox′-bird, an African bird, which eats the parasites infesting the skins of cattle—also Beefeater; Ox′-tail-soup, a kind of soup made of several ingredients, one of which is an oxtail cut in joints.—Have the black ox tread on one's foot, to experience sorrow or misfortune. [A.S. oxa, pl. oxan; Ice. uxi; Ger. ochs, Goth. auhsa, Sans. ukshan.]
The numerical value of ox in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of ox in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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