Definition of Cow

1. Noun. Female of domestic cattle:. "`moo-cow' is a child's term"

Exact synonyms: Moo-cow
Terms within: Bag, Udder, Poll
Generic synonyms: Bos Taurus, Cattle, Cows, Kine, Oxen
Specialized synonyms: Springer, Springing Cow, Heifer

2. Verb. Subdue, restrain, or overcome by affecting with a feeling of awe; frighten (as with threats). "The performance is likely to cow Sue"
Exact synonyms: Overawe
Generic synonyms: Awe
Specialized synonyms: Buffalo
Derivative terms: Coward

3. Noun. Mature female of mammals of which the male is called 'bull'.

4. Noun. A large unpleasant woman.

Definition of Cow

1. n. A chimney cap; a cowl

2. n. The mature female of bovine animals.

3. v. t. To depress with fear; to daunt the spirits or courage of; to overawe.

4. n. A wedge, or brake, to check the motion of a machine or car; a chock.

Definition of Cow

1. Acronym. (computing) (acronym of Copy-on-write copy-on-write) ¹

2. Noun. A female domesticated ox or other bovine, especially an adult after she has had a calf. ¹

3. Noun. More generally, any domestic bovine regardless of sex or age. ¹

4. Noun. The meat (beef) of such animals, used as food for humans. ¹

5. Noun. The female of larger species of mammal, including bovines, moose, whales, seals, hippos, rhinos, manatees, and elephants. ¹

6. Noun. (derogatory informal) A woman who is considered despicable in some way, especially one considered to be fat, lazy, ugly, argumentative, mean or spiteful. ¹

7. Noun. (informal) Anything that is annoyingly difficult, awkward or graceless. ¹

8. Noun. (informal) A conniption fit or hissy fit; a state of agitation (context: only in the phrase '''have a cow'''). ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To intimidate. (non-gloss definition Found primarily in the passive voice.) ¹

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Definition of Cow

1. a farm animal [n -S or KINE] / to intimidate [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: intimidate

Medical Definition of Cow

1. 1. A generator for short-lived isotopes based upon successively eluting or otherwise separating ("milking") a short-lived radioactive daughter from a longer-lived parent; e.g., 99mTc from 99Mo, 113mIn from 113Sn. 2. The mature female of domestic cattle (genus Bos); also the mature female of certain other animals such as buffalo, elephant, and whale. Downer cow, a recumbent cow that has failed to respond to treatment for its disease. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cow

cow's head
cow's lungwort
cow-nosed ray
cow-tongue fern
cow barn
cow chip
cow cockle
cow corner
cow dung
cow face

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