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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)

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 "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"."