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Definition of "cow" []

  • The mature female of cattle of the genus Bos. (noun)
  • The mature female of other large animals, such as whales, elephants, or moose. (noun)
  • A domesticated bovine of either sex or any age. (noun)
  • Have a cow Slang To become amazed, angered, or upset: He had a cow when he saw the mess we made. (idiom)
  • Till the cows come home Informal For a very long time; indefinitely: They could argue till the cows come home and still not reach an agreement. (idiom)

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 "cow" in a sentence
  • "I have not seen a cow, but only a part which tells me a cow is there; for all the cows I ever saw had hoofs of that general description, and so it fits into my concept _cow_, and into no others."
  • "There's no word on whether magic beans, a giant beanstalk or a pantomime cow are involved, though we hear Kevin Spacey is up for playing the cow* should McQuarrie add such a role."
  • "A good cattleman can tell when a cow is about to drop, unless he has a large herd the cow should be barned up to be kept safe."