Definitions for oxɒks

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ox*ɒks(n.)(pl.)ox•en; ox•es

  1. any of various large, bulky bovids, as domestic cattle, water buffaloes, and yaks, esp. a castrated adult male used as a draft animal.

    Category: Animal Husbandry

  2. Informal. a clumsy, stupid fellow.

    Category: Informal

* for 3 ..

Origin of ox:

bef. 900; ME oxe, OE oxa; c. OHG ohso (G Ochse), ON uxi, oxi



  1. var. of


    Category: Chemistry, Affix

    Ref: oxy -2 2

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ox(noun)

    an adult castrated bull of the genus Bos; especially Bos taurus

  2. ox, wild ox(noun)

    any of various wild bovines especially of the genera Bos or closely related Bibos

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. ox(noun)ɒks

    a farm animal like a large cow, used to pull things


  1. ox(Noun)

    Any bovine animal used as a beast of burden or for food, especially an adult castrated male of the domestic species.

  2. 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).


  1. Ox

    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.

Translations for ox

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a castrated bull used (formerly in Britain and still in some countries) to pull carts, ploughs etc

an ox-drawn cart.

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