oxen meaning

Pronunciation:   "oxen" in a sentence
  • Noun: oxen  óksun
    1. Domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or age
      "a team of oxen"
      - cattle, cows, kine [archaic], Bos taurus
    Noun: ox (oxen)  óks
    1. An adult castrated bull of the genus Bos; especially Bos taurus 
    2. Any of various wild bovines especially of the genera Bos or closely related Bibos
      - wild ox

    Derived forms: oxens

    Type of: bovine

    Part of: Bibos, Bos, genus Bibos, genus Bos, herd

    Encyclopedia: Ox



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  1. the clay oxen plunge into the sea and vanish.
  2. i saw a team of oxen hitched to a broken-down wagon.
  3. a subordinate by nature, he treated his own subordinates as if he were dealing with cows and oxen.
  4. he hitched the oxen up and began to plough the fields
  5. the farmer was yoking his oxen to a plough

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