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Meaning of COW

Pronunciation:  kaw

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  mature female of mammals of which the male is called `bull'
  2. [n]  female of domestic cattle: "`moo-cow' is a child's term"
  3. [n]  a large unpleasant woman
  4. [v]  subdue, restrain, or overcome by affecting with a feeling of awe

COW is a 3 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: moo-cow, overawe
 See Also: awe, bag, Bos taurus, buffalo, cattle, cows, disagreeable woman, eutherian, eutherian mammal, heifer, kine, oxen, placental, placental mammal, poll, springer, springing cow, udder, unpleasant woman



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cow\ (kou), n. [See {Cowl} a hood.]
    A chimney cap; a cowl
  2. \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},
    1. The mature female of bovine animals.
    2. The female of certain large mammals, as whales, seals,
  3. \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
          To vanquish a people already cowed.      --Shak.
          THe French king was cowed.               --J. R. Green.
  4. \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.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a cow in your dream means your obedience to authority without question. It symbolizes your passive and docile nature. Alternatively, it represents maternal instincts or the desire to be cared for. For some cultures, the cow represents divine qualities of fertility, nourishment and motherhood. Seeing a cow with a skeleton face, suggests that you mother or motherly figure in your waking life is displaying a lack of emotions. She is being unresponsive to your needs. Seeing a herd of cows indicates your need to belong.
Easton Bible Dictionary

A cow and her calf were not to be killed on the same day (Lev. 22:28; Ex. 23:19; Deut. 22:6, 7). The reason for this enactment is not given. A state of great poverty is described in the words of Isa. 7:21-25, where, instead of possessing great resources, a man shall depend for the subsistence of himself and his family on what a single cow and two sheep could yield.

Thesaurus Terms
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