Definition of ox noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    ox

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    noun
    BrE BrE//ɒks//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɑːks//
     
    (pl. oxen
    BrE BrE//ˈɒksn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːksn//
     
    )
    Farm animals, Domesticated mammals
     
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  1. 1a bull (= a male cow) that has been castrated (= had part of its sex organs removed), used, especially in the past, for pulling farm equipment, etc. compare bullock, steer See related entries: Farm animals, Domesticated mammals
  2. 2(old-fashioned) any cow or bull on a farm see also cattle See related entries: Farm animals, Domesticated mammals
  3. Word Origin Old English oxa, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch os and German Ochse, from an Indo-European root shared by Sanskrit ukṣán ‘bull’.
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