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COW

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cow mean? 

COW (noun)
  The noun COW has 3 senses:

1. female of domestic cattle:
2. mature female of mammals of which the male is called 'bull'
3. a large unpleasant woman

  Familiarity information: COW used as a noun is uncommon.


COW (verb)
  The verb COW has 1 sense:

1. subdue, restrain, or overcome by affecting with a feeling of awe; frighten (as with threats)

  Familiarity information: COW used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


COW (noun)


Sense 1cow [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Female of domestic cattle:

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

cow; moo-cow

Context example:

'moo-cow' is a child's term

Hypernyms ("cow" is a kind of...):

Bos taurus; cattle; cows; kine; oxen (domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or age)

Meronyms (parts of "cow"):

bag; udder (mammary gland of bovids (cows and sheep and goats))

poll (the part of the head between the ears)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "cow"):

springer; springing cow (a cow about to give birth)

heifer (young cow)


Sense 2cow [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Mature female of mammals of which the male is called 'bull'

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("cow" is a kind of...):

eutherian; eutherian mammal; placental; placental mammal (mammals having a placenta; all mammals except monotremes and marsupials)


Sense 3cow [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A large unpleasant woman

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("cow" is a kind of...):

disagreeable woman; unpleasant woman (a woman who is an unpleasant person)


COW (verb)


Sense 1cow [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Subdue, restrain, or overcome by affecting with a feeling of awe; frighten (as with threats)

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

cow; overawe

Hypernyms (to "cow" is one way to...):

awe (inspire awe in)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "cow"):

buffalo (intimidate or overawe)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence example:

Sam cannot cow Sue


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