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Beef vs. Ox

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Main Difference

The main difference between Beef and Ox is that the Beef is a meat from cattle and Ox is a common bovine draft animal.

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  • Beef (noun)

    The meat from a cow, bull{{,}} or other bovine.

    "I love eating beef."

  • Beef (noun)

    The edible portions of a cow (including those which are not meat).

    "lean finely textured beef"

    "boneless lean beef trimmings"

  • Beef (noun)

    Bovine animals.

  • Beef (noun)

    A single bovine (cow or bull) being raised for its meat.

    "Do you want to raise beeves?"

  • Beef (noun)

    Muscle or musculature; size, strength or potency.

    "Put some beef into it! We've got to get the car over the bump."

    "We've got to get some beef into the enforcement provisions of that law."

  • Beef (noun)

    A grudge; dislike (of something or someone); lack of faith or trust (in something or someone); a reason for a dislike or grudge. (often + with)

    "He's got a beef with everyone in the room."

    "He's got beef over what you said."

    "Remember what happened last fall? That's his beef with me."

  • Beef (verb)

    To complain.

  • Beef (verb)

    To add weight or strength to, usually as beef up.

    "Since you stopped running, you are really beefing out."

  • Beef (verb)

    To fart; break wind.

    "Ugh, who just beefed in here?"

  • Beef (verb)

    To feud or hold a grudge against.

    "Those two are beefing right now - best you stay out of it for now."

  • Beef (verb)

    To cry

    "David was beefing last night after Ruth told him off"

  • Beef (adjective)

    Being a bovine animal that is being raised for its meat.

    "We bought three beef calves this morning."

  • Beef (adjective)

    Producing or known for raising lots of beef.

    "beef farms"

    "beef country"

  • Beef (adjective)

    Consisting of or beef as an ingredient.

    "beef stew"

  • Ox (noun)

    An B. taurus).

  • Ox (noun)

    Any bovine animal (genus Bos). A neat, a beef.

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  • Beef (noun)

    the flesh of a cow, bull, or ox, used as food

    "beef cattle"

    "there was the smell of roast beef"

  • Beef (noun)

    a cow, bull, or ox fattened for its meat

    "a beef sent to the abattoir"

  • Beef (noun)

    flesh with well-developed muscle

    "he needs a little more beef on his bones"

  • Beef (noun)

    strength or power

    "he was brought in to give the team more beef"

  • Beef (noun)

    the substance of a matter

    "it's more a sketch than a policy—where's the beef?"

  • Beef (noun)

    a complaint or grievance

    "he has a beef with education: it doesn't teach the basics of investing"

  • Beef (noun)

    a criminal charge

    "getting caught with pot in the sixties was a narco beef"

  • Beef (verb)

    complain

    "he was beefing about how the recession was killing the business"

  • Ox (noun)

    a domesticated bovine animal kept for milk or meat; a cow or bull

    "he was tall and broad and as strong as an ox"

  • Ox (noun)

    a castrated bull used as a draught animal

    "an ox cart"

  • Ox (noun)

    used in names of wild animals related to or resembling a domesticated ox, e.g. musk ox.

Oxford Dictionary
  • Beef (noun)

    An animal of the genus Bos, especially the common species, Bos taurus, including the bull, cow, and ox, in their full grown state; esp., an ox or cow fattened for food.

  • Beef (noun)

    The flesh of an ox, or cow, or of any adult bovine animal, when slaughtered for food.

  • Beef (noun)

    Applied colloquially to human flesh.

  • Beef (adjective)

    Of, pertaining to, or resembling, beef.

  • Ox (noun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary
  • Beef (noun)

    cattle that are reared for their meat

  • Beef (noun)

    meat from an adult domestic bovine

  • Beef (noun)

    informal terms for objecting;

    "I have a gripe about the service here"

  • Beef (verb)

    complain;

    "What was he hollering about?"

  • Ox (noun)

    an adult castrated bull of the genus Bos; especially Bos taurus

  • Ox (noun)

    any of various wild bovines especially of the genera Bos or closely related Bibos

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