Definition of "ox" []

  • An adult castrated bull of the genus Bos, especially B. taurus, used chiefly as a draft animal. (noun)
  • A bovine mammal. (noun)
  • An adult castrated male of any domesticated species of cattle, esp Bos taurus, used for draught work and meat (noun)

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  • Any bovine mammal, esp any of the domestic cattle (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "ox" in a sentence
  • "It may be here remarked, that the term ox is used as a general or common appellation for neat cattle, in a specific sense, and irrespective of sex; as the British ox, the"
  • "I'm sure that they have in mind that the ox, what you call the ox of the White House, the tough people against France, they are probably having them in mind."
  • "Well, in Old English, "ox" would be declined using weak declension, rendering the plural case as "oxen"."