What does heifer mean?

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ˈhɛf ərheifer

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. heifernoun

    young cow


  1. heifernoun

    A young female bovine (cow) that has not yet had a calf.

    1611 And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, This is the ordinance of the law which the LORD hath commanded, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring thee a red heifer without spot, wherein is no blemish, and upon which never came yoke Numbers 19:1-2 KJV

  2. heifernoun

    An ugly or objectionable woman; a cow.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Heifernoun

    A young cow.

    Etymology: heahfore, Saxon.

    Who finds the heifer dead and bleeding fresh,
    And sees fast by a butcher with an ax,
    But will suspect ’twas he that made the slaughter? William Shakespeare.

    A heifer will put up her nose, and snuff in the air, against rain. Francis Bacon, Natural History.

    For her the flocks refuse their verdant food,
    Nor thirsty heifers seek the gliding flood. Alexander Pope, Winter.


  1. heifer

    A heifer is a young female cow that has not yet given birth to a calf.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Heifernoun

    a young cow

  2. Etymology: [OE. hayfare, AS. hehfore, hefore; the second part of this word seems akin to AS. fearr bull, ox; akin to OHG. farro, G. farre, D. vaars, heifer, G. frse, and perh. to Gr. , , calf, heifer.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Heifer

    hef′ėr, n. a young cow. [A.S. héahfore, héahfru, -fre; prob. 'high-goer,' faran, to go.]

Editors Contribution

  1. heifer

    A female animal of the group Bos.

    Heifers are beautiful animals just a female cattle who has not yet had a calf.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 1, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of heifer in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of heifer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of heifer in a Sentence

  1. Bill Gates:

    The numbers today in terms of Americans who give to Heifer or things like that is actually quite small, so we'd like to see that scaled up.

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