English version

cow in Animals topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcowcow1 /kaʊ/ ●●● S2 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 cow.jpg HBAa large female animal that is kept on farms and used to produce milk or meat → bull2 HBAa male or female animal of this type → bull 🔊 a herd of cows3 HBAthe female of some large animals, such as the elephant or the whale → bull4 UNPLEASANT British English spoken not polite an offensive word for a woman who you think is stupid or unpleasant5 → have a cow6 → till the cows come home → cash cow, mad cow disease, sacred cowCOLLOCATIONStypes of cow dairy cows (=kept for their milk)He keeps a herd of dairy cows.beef cows (=kept for their meat)They are a well-known breed of beef cow.verbsmilk a cow (=get the milk from a cow)Once a day, the cows are brought in to be milked.a cow moos (=makes a long low sound)I could hear cows mooing in the barn.a cow grazes (=eats the grass)Cows were grazing peacefully in the meadows.a cow calves (=produces a calf, a young cow)At this time of year the cows are calving.phrasesa herd of cows (=a group that are together somewhere)We had to wait while a farmer brought a herd of cows across the bridge.
Examples from the Corpus
cow• Arizona Game and Fish is offering a $ 500 reward for information on a cow elk poaching near Payson about April 17.• Suet, I believe, is cow fat.• This part of West London seemed like the country to me, with none of the disadvantages, no cows or farmers.• a field full of cows• As the cows waited for their turn, the milk fell in drops on the ground.