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Definition of "livestock" []

  • Domestic animals, such as cattle or horses, raised for home use or for profit, especially on a farm. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "livestock" in a sentence
  • "A couple inaccuracies: the interviewer uses "livestock" interchangeably with "farm animals" in the second sentence, which makes her opening claim impossible to understand (the word livestock does not encompass poultry; and poultry account for more than 90 percent of farmed animals raised in the USA.)"
  • "Q: The term for the care and killing of livestock is animal husbandry,,"
  • "Raising livestock is tougher than ever on the fringes of one of the nation's fastest-growing edge cities, not to mention the impact of the animal rights movement and online sales."