Definitions for: Cow

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

Webster (1913) Definition: Cow (kou), n. [See Cowl a hood.]
A chimney cap; a cowl

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,

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.

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.

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

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