ox
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /ˈɑks/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈɒks/
Noun

ox (plural oxen)

  1. An adult castrated male of cattle (B. taurus).
  2. Any bovine animal (genus Bos). A neat, a beef.
    • 1934, commentary on the Qur'an (Sura 39 verse 6) by Abdullah Yusuf Ali:
      Here the same four kinds are mentioned ... These are sheep, goats, camels and oxen.
Synonyms Related terms
  • aurochs (from *ūrô ("aurochs") + *uhsô ("ox")
Translations Translations
Ox
Proper noun
  1. (astronomy) A Chinese constellation located near Capricorn, one of the 28 lunar mansions and part of the larger Black Turtle.
  2. The second of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar.
  3. Surname



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