cow


cow
The mature female of the ox family, also of elephants and whales, sometimes and for some purposes including the immature female of the ox family known as a heifer. Carruth v Grassie, 77 Mass (11 Gray) 211.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • Cow — COW, sigle composé des trois lettres C, O et W, peut faire référence à : Coquimbo au Chili, selon la liste des codes AITA des aéroports, Copy On Write, une stratégie d optimisation utilisée en programmation informatique. Chat Over the World …   Wikipédia en Français

  • cow — cow1 [kou] n. [ME cou, cow, pl. kye (southern doubled pl. kyn) < OE cū, pl. cy < IE base * gwou , cow, ox > Sans gauḥ, Gr bous, L bos, OIr bo, Ger kuh] 1. the mature female of domestic cattle (genus Bos), valued for its milk 2. the… …   English World dictionary

  • COW — COW, sigle composé des trois lettres C, O et W, peut faire référence à : Coquimbo au Chili, selon la liste des codes AITA des aéroports, Copy On Write, une stratégie d optimisation utilisée en programmation informatique. Chat Over the World …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Cow — Cow, n. [Prob. from same root as cow, v. t.] (Mining) A wedge, or brake, to check the motion of a machine or car; a chock. Knight. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cow — Cow, n.; pl. {Cows} (kouz); old pl. {Kine} (k[imac]n). [OE. cu, cou, AS. c[=u]; akin to D. koe, G. kuh, OHG. kuo, Icel. k[=y]r, Dan. & Sw. ko, L. bos ox, cow, Gr. boy^s, Skr. g[=o]. [root]223. Cf. {Beef}, {Bovine}, {Bucolic}, {Butter},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cow — (kou), n. [See {Cowl} a hood.] A chimney cap; a cowl [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cow — Cow, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cowed} (koud); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cowing}.] [Cf. Icel. kuga, Sw. kufva to check, subdue, Dan. kue. Cf. {Cuff}, v. t.] To depress with fear; to daunt the spirits or courage of; to overawe. [1913 Webster] To vanquish a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • COW — копирование при записи (англ. Copy on write) COW диалект языка программирования Brainfuck …   Википедия

  • cow — Ⅰ. cow [1] ► NOUN 1) a fully grown female animal of a domesticated breed of ox. 2) the female of certain other large animals, such as the elephant or whale. 3) informal, derogatory a woman. 4) Austral./NZ an unpleasant person or thing. ● …   English terms dictionary

  • cow|er — «KOW uhr», intransitive verb. 1. to crouch or draw back in fear or shame: »The dog cowered under the table after being whipped by its master. SYNONYM(S): cringe, quail. 2. to draw back tremblingly from another s threats or blows. SYNONYM(S):… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cow|ry — cow|rie or cow|ry «KOW ree», noun, plural ries. 1. the brightly colored, smooth shell of a tropical mollusk, used as money in some parts of Africa and Asia: »The cowry, aristocrat among shells, is noted for its high natural polish (Science News… …   Useful english dictionary


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