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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