from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. Any of various chiefly domesticated mammals of the genus Bos, including cows, steers, bulls, and oxen, often raised for meat and dairy products.
- n.pl. Humans, especially when viewed contemptuously or as a mob.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Domesticated bovine animals (cows, bulls, steers etc).
- n. Certain other livestock, such as sheep, pigs or horses.
- n. People who resemble domesticated bovine animals in behavior or destiny.
- n. chattel
- n. Used in restricted contexts to refer to the meat derived from cattle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. Quadrupeds of the Bovine family; sometimes, also, including all domestic quadrupeds, as sheep, goats, horses, mules, asses, and swine.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Property; goods; chattels; stock: in this sense now only in the form chattel (which see).
- Live stock; domestic quadrupeds which serve for tillage or other labor, or as food for man.
- Human beings: in contempt or ridicule.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or age
"_And there was a strife between the_ HERDMEN _of Abraham's cattle and the_ HERDMEN _of Lot's cattle_".
LEMON: Hey, look at this, highway hazard, gives new meaning to the term cattle drive, doesn't it?
COLLINS: A highway hazard that gives new meaning to the term cattle drive.
A hazard that gives new meaning to the term cattle drive.
As you know, tuberculosis in cattle is one of the most damaging infectious diseases to affect agriculture.
It brings a whole new meaning to the term cattle class, a plane seat that is shaped like a saddle and could allow airlines to squeeze in even more passengers.
They shall eat thy fruit and drink thy milk; and the milk from the cattle is the fruit of the ground at second-hand.
The increase of our cattle is a blessing in which God is to be acknowledged.
“Because,” replied the intrepid chief, “the cattle is my own; the Caaba belongs to the gods, and they will defend their house from injury and sacrilege.”
Mr. Roberts, the one that adopted my father, he drove cattle from the San Josquin to the Columbia river.