Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “cow”

cow

noun [C] (ANIMAL)   /kɑʊ/
the adult female of cattle that is kept on a farm to produce milk or meat A cow is also any of other large female, adult mammals, such as elephants or whales.
(Definition of cow noun (ANIMAL) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of cow

Definitions of “cow” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

pump iron

to lift heavy weights for exercise

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More