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Meaning of “cow” in the English Dictionary

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cownoun

uk   us   /kaʊ/
  • cow noun (ANIMAL)

A1 [C] a ​largefemalefarmanimalkept to ​producemeat and ​milk: a dairy cow [C] a ​largefemaleadultmammal such as an elephant, a whale, or a seal: a cow ​elephant

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cowverb [T usually passive]

uk   us   /kaʊ/
(Definition of cow from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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cownoun [C]

 us   /kɑʊ/
  • cow noun [C] (ANIMAL)

the ​adultfemale of ​cattle that is ​kept on a ​farm to ​producemilk or ​meat A cow is also any of other ​largefemale, ​adultmammals, such as ​elephants or ​whales.

cowverb [T]

 us   /kɑʊ/
  • cow verb [T] (FRIGHTEN)

to ​frighten or ​control someone by using ​threats or ​violence: The ​dictator has ​succeeded in cowing his ​publicopponents into near ​silence.
(Definition of cow from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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