Translation of "cow" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /kaʊ/ us /kaʊ/

cow noun (ANIMAL)

A1 [ C ] a large female farm animal kept to produce meat and milk

a dairy cow 奶牛

[ C ] a large female adult mammal such as an elephant, a whale, or a seal

a cow elephant 母象

More examples

  • The farmer called the vet out to treat a sick cow.
  • We watched the cow suckling her calves.
  • The cows were grazing in the meadow.
  • We visited a dairy farm and saw the cows being milked.
  • A cow goes 'moo' and a dog goes 'bow-wow'.

cow noun (WOMAN)

[ C ] UK offensive an unkind or unpleasant woman

You stupid cow! 你这个蠢婆娘!


[ S ] Australian English informal something difficult or unpleasant

It's been a cow of a day. 真是令人难受的一天。

cowverb [ T usually passive ]

uk /kaʊ/ us /kaʊ/

to frighten someone into doing something, using threats or violence

The protesters refused to be cowed into submission by the army. 抗议者拒绝向军队低头。

(Translation of “cow” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)