Definition of “cow” - English Dictionary

“cow” in British English

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cownoun

uk /kaʊ/ us /kaʊ/

cow noun (ANIMAL)

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

a cow elephant

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cowverb [ T usually passive ]

uk /kaʊ/ us /kaʊ/

(Definition of “cow” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“cow” in American English

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cownoun [ C ]

us /kɑʊ/

cow noun [ C ] (ANIMAL)

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.

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 public opponents into near silence.

(Definition of “cow” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)