Definition of Ox

1. Noun. An adult castrated bull of the genus Bos; especially Bos taurus.

Group relationships: Bos, Genus Bos
Generic synonyms: Bos Taurus, Cattle, Cows, Kine, Oxen
Terms within: Withers



2. Noun. Any of various wild bovines especially of the genera Bos or closely related Bibos.
Exact synonyms: Wild Ox
Group relationships: Bos, Genus Bos, Bibos, Genus Bibos
Generic synonyms: Bovine
Specialized synonyms: Aurochs, Bos Primigenius, Urus, Bos Grunniens, Yak, Banteng, Banting, Bos Banteng, Tsine, Asian Wild Ox

Definition of Ox

1. n. The male of bovine quadrupeds, especially the domestic animal when castrated and grown to its full size, or nearly so. The word is also applied, as a general name, to any species of bovine animals, male and female.

Definition of Ox

1. Noun. Any bovine animal used as a beast of burden or for food, especially an adult castrated male of the domestic species. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ox

1. a clumsy person [n -ES] / a hoofed mammal [n OXEN]

Medical Definition of Ox

1. The male of bovine quadrupeds, especially the domestic animal when castrated and grown to its full size, or nearly so. The word is also applied, as a general name, to any species of bovine animals, male and female. "All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field." (Ps. Viii. 7) The castrated male is called a steer until it attains its full growth, and then, an ox; but if castrated somewhat late in life, it is called a stag. The male, not castrated, is called a bull. These distinctions are well established in regard to domestic animals of this genus. When wild animals of this kind are spoken of, ox is often applied both to the male and the female. The name ox is never applied to the individual cow, or female, of the domestic kind. Oxen may comprehend both the male and the female. Grunting ox, a very large ray (Dicerobatis Giornae) of Southern Europe. It has a hornlike organ projecting forward from each pectoral fin. It sometimes becomes twenty feet long and twenty-eight feet broad, and weighs over a ton. Called also sea devil. To have the black ox tread on one's foot, to be unfortunate; to know what sorrow is (because black oxen were sacrificed to Pluto). Origin: AS. Oxa; akin to D. Os. G. Ochs, ochse, OHG. Ohso, Icel. Oxi, Sw. & Dan. Oxe, Goth. Aohsa, Skr. Ukshan ox, bull; cf. Skr. Uksh to sprinkle. Cf. Humid, Aurochs. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Ox

owrecomes
owrelay
owrelays
owres
owreword
owrewords
owrie
owrier
owriest
owse
owsen
owt
owts
oww
owyheeite
ox (current term)
ox-eyed
ox-eyed daisy
ox bots
ox heart
ox is in the ditch
oxa-
oxabicyclic
oxacephem
oxaceprol
oxacid
oxacids
oxacillin
oxacillin sodium
oxacillins

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