Adjective "cow" definition and examples

(Cow may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/kaʊ/

Definitions and examples

noun

A fully grown female animal of a domesticated breed of ox, kept to produce milk or beef.
  1. 'A full-time dairy and beef farmer, he milks 100 cows with an average yield of 1,650 gallons.'
  2. 'When rBGH gets injected into dairy cows, milk production increases by as much as 10-15%.'
  3. 'Their first ranch animal was a milk cow, and when she calved they were on their way to a herd of 120 or so.'
  4. 'As I was a farmer's daughter, Christmas Day began bright and early for me as I got up to help milk our herd of cows.'
  5. 'The milk a dairy cow produces is worth far more on a supermarket shelf than in the stomach of her newborn.'
  6. 'They already have their own cow for milk, and grow their own vegetables.'
  7. 'Bulls consort with cows and with each other but generally spend much of their time alone.'
  8. 'The dairy needs 130,000 cows to provide enough milk every year.'
  9. 'The change from a dairy/beef cross cow to an all beef cross reduces milk production by up to 1 gallon per day.'
  10. 'The value of a dairy cow to a farmer is the amount of milk that the cow produces and not its beef value.'
  11. 'How many glasses of milk does a dairy cow produce each day?'
  12. 'Conventional farmers feed dairy and beef cows grain and corn and sometimes cow by-products to increase the protein in their diet.'
  13. 'Just as with cows raised for beef, dairy cattle are now usually raised in huge confinement operations.'
  14. 'Livestock on a typical farm might include draft horses, beef cattle, milk cows, and hogs.'
  15. 'Sheep, cattle and dairy cows are the main targets but horses, sheep, goats and dogs are also affected.'
  16. 'Other studies have not observed a decrease in milk production for beef cows with mastitis.'
  17. 'We have succeeded in breeding a very efficient natural milk dairy cow.'
  18. 'It seems so apparent today that beef and dairy cows are the same animal.'
  19. 'Mongols drink the milk of horses, cows, and sheep, as well as tea and wine.'
  20. 'There are approximately 574,000 beef and dairy cows in Manitoba.'
  21. 'The cows are bred to suit both the dairy and beef enterprise with a mixture of British Friesian and Holstein stock.'
  22. 'Suckler cows with calves will also benefit from early turnout provided the fields are sheltered and dry and you take steps to prevent tetany.'
  23. 'So far Hornby Castle has six bison cows and one bull - the only ones in the North of England.'
  24. 'When we pass a rock where a seal cow has just had a pup, we spot them out swimming, the baby piggy-backing on its mother's back.'
An unpleasant or disliked woman.
  1. 'Do you know that stupid cow gave me a 17 out of 20 on my last quiz?'
  2. 'I'd give anything to be able to spend a week with my parents again, you don't know how lucky you are you stupid cow.'
  3. 'In my experience, all women with hyphenated names are cows by default, but Emma-Kate was just terrible.'
  4. 'The 20 babes being absolute cows to each other is unedifying for all.'

verb

Cause (someone) to submit to one's wishes by intimidation.
  1. 'This is an awfully funny story if you are not cowed by the scholarly references.'
  2. 'Just like real politics, the game cowed me into staying on message, and staying boring.'
  3. 'Opposition in Europe and elsewhere to the war was counteracted by a massive propaganda campaign to cow people into silence.'
  4. 'Would we do it if we were not cowed by the threat of a US backlash?'
  5. 'Some owners refused to be cowed by the intimidation of the clergy.'
  6. 'Garang had a broad impassive face; he cultivated a ponderous dignity that often cowed his opponents.'
  7. 'This severe treatment, which Alexander had his Greek allies confirm, cowed potential opponents such as Athens.'
  8. 'Economic troubles have fortunately not cowed artists or dealers in Japan.'
  9. 'I call them ‘logic monsters’ they use ‘logic’ to bully and cow people into doing what they want.'
  10. 'But we have reached a frightening turning point if artists are cowed into silence by violence and threats.'

More definitions

1. the mature female of a bovine animal, especially of the genus Bos.

2. the female of various other large animals, as the elephant or whale.

3. Informal. a domestic bovine of either sex and any age.

4. Slang: Disparaging and Offensive. a large, obese, and slovenly woman. a woman who has a large number of children or is frequently pregnant. Idioms

5. till / until the cows come home, for a long time; forever: You can keep arguing till the cows come home

More examples(as adjective)

"dungs can be cow."

Origin

(cow)Late 16th century: probably from Old Norse kúga ‘oppress’.

Phrase

a cow of a —
have a cow
till the cows come home