Definitions for oxenˈɒk sən

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. oxen(Noun)

    Plural form of ox.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. William Butler Yeats:

    The years like great black oxen tread the world, and God the herdsman treads them on behind, and I am broken by their passing feet.

  2. Horace:

    He's happy who, far away from business, like the races of men of old, tills his ancestral fields with his own oxen, unbound by any interest to pay.

  3. Burmese Proverb:

    The worth of a horse is known by its speed, the value of oxen by their carrying power, the worth of a cow by its milk-giving capacity, and that of a wise man by his speech.

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