What does cattle mean?

Definitions for cattle
ˈkæt lcat·tle

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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. cattle(Noun)

    Domesticated bovine animals (cows, bulls, steers etc).

    Do you want to raise cattle?

    Etymology: From catel, from catel, from capitale, from capitalis, from caput 'head' + -alis '-al'.

  2. cattle(Noun)

    Certain other livestock, such as sheep, pigs or horses.

    Etymology: From catel, from catel, from capitale, from capitalis, from caput 'head' + -alis '-al'.

  3. cattle(Noun)

    People who resemble domesticated bovine animals in behavior or destiny.

    Etymology: From catel, from catel, from capitale, from capitalis, from caput 'head' + -alis '-al'.

  4. cattle(Noun)

    chattel

    goods and cattle

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [OE. calet, chatel, goods, property, OF. catel, chatel, LL. captale, capitale, goods, property, esp. cattle, fr. L. capitals relating to the head, chief; because in early ages beasts constituted the chief part of a man's property. See Capital, and cf. Chattel.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cattle

    kat′l, n.pl. beasts of pasture, esp. oxen, bulls, and cows: sometimes also horses, sheep, &c.—ns. Catt′leman, one who tends cattle, or who rears them on a ranch; Catt′le-plague, plague or disease among cattle, esp. that known as rinderpest or steppe murrain; Catt′le-show, an exhibition or show of cattle or other domestic animals in competition for prizes. [O. Fr. catel, chatel—Low L. captale, orig. capital, property in general, then esp. animals—L. capitalis, chief—caput, the head, beasts in early times forming the chief part of property.]

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. cattle

    Animals of the group Bos.

    Cattle are beautiful animals and they are created in various breeds, shapes, sizes and colors.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 25, 2020  

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

How to pronounce cattle?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
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How to say cattle in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cattle in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cattle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of cattle in a Sentence

  1. Siphiwe Nyanda:

    With 'slate' voting we no longer have proper democracy in the party. They have become voting cattle.

  2. Jose Eliecer Sierra:

    Avocados are in high demand abroad and it's one of the options, another very tempting option that people are thinking about is cattle - knocking down coffee trees and planting grass for cows.

  3. Nampie Motloung:

    I have no choice but to sell some of my cows. I must do it before they die, it pains me to do so. My cattle are my family's inheritance.

  4. Tzompa Sosa:

    There are several positive things about using insect ingredients, they are more sustainable because (insects) use less land (than cattle), they are more efficient at converting feed ... and they also use less water to produce butter.

  5. Andy Cole:

    Cattle are very polite, they don't burp out loud.

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