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Cow vs. Ox

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Main Difference

The main difference between Cow and Ox is that the Cow is a domesticated form of Aurochs and Ox is a common bovine draft animal.

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  • Cow (noun)

    An adult female of the species Bos taurus that has calved.

  • Cow (noun)

    Any member of the species Bos taurus regardless of calves.

  • Cow (noun)

    Beef: the meat of cattle as food.

  • Cow (noun)

    Any bovines or bovids generally, including yaks, buffalo, etc.

  • Cow (noun)

    A female member of other large species of mammal, including the bovines, moose, whales, seals, hippos, rhinos, manatees, and elephants.

  • Cow (noun)

    A woman considered unpleasant in some way, particularly one considered nasty, stupid, fat, lazy, or difficult.

  • Cow (noun)

    A chock: a wedge or brake used to stop a machine or car.

  • Cow (verb)

    To intimidate; to daunt the spirits or courage of.

    "Con artists are not cowed by the law."

  • Ox (noun)

    An B. taurus).

  • Ox (noun)

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

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Cow (noun)

    The mature female of bovine animals.

  • Cow (noun)

    The female of certain large mammals, as whales, seals, etc.

  • Cow (noun)

    A chimney cap; a cowl

  • Cow (noun)

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

  • Cow

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

  • 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
  • Cow (noun)

    female of domestic cattle:

    "`moo-cow' is a child's term"

  • Cow (noun)

    mature female of mammals of which the male is called `bull'

  • Cow (noun)

    a large unpleasant woman

  • Cow (verb)

    subdue, restrain, or overcome by affecting with a feeling of awe; frighten (as with threats)

  • 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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