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Definitions of ox

  1. any of various wild bovines especially of the genera Bos or closely related Bibos Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The male of bovine quadrupeds, especially the domestic animal when castrated and grown to its full size, or nearly so. The word is also applied, as a general name, to any species of bovine animals, male and female. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A ruminant quadruped of the bovine family: the male of the cow, esp. when castrated:-pl. OXEN, oks'n, used for both male and female. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. A male of horned cattle. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. An adult castrated male of domestic cattle. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. A general name for animals of the bovine or cow kind; strictly, a gelded male at or near his full growth. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for ox

  1. I feel like eating the whole ox and you into the bargain. – The Magic Soap Bubble by David Cory
  2. But Fru Heyerdahl seemed to be guessing his thoughts, for she said: " I've heard you've an ox or what?" – Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun