cattle definition

  • noun-plural:
    • Any of different chiefly domesticated mammals of this genus Bos, including cattle, steers, bulls, and oxen, often raised for meat and dairy food.
    • Humans, specially when seen contemptuously or as a mob.
    • Quadrupeds associated with the Bovine household; occasionally, also, including all domestic quadrupeds, as sheep, goats, horses, mules, asses, and swine.
  • noun:
    • Domesticated bovine creatures (cows, bulls, steers an such like).
    • Certain other livestock, such sheep, pigs or horses.
    • those who resemble domesticated bovine creatures in behavior or fate.
    • chattel
    • Used in restricted contexts to refer into the meat derived from cattle.
    • domesticated bovine animals as a group irrespective of intercourse or age
  • others:
    • Property; products; chattels; stock: in this good sense now only within the kind chattel (which see).
    • Live stock; domestic quadrupeds which provide for tillage or any other labor, or as food for guy.
    • people: in contempt or ridicule.

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