Meaning of CATTLE in English


/ ˈkætl; NAmE / noun

[ pl. ] cows and bulls that are kept as farm animals for their milk or meat :

a herd of cattle

twenty head of cattle (= twenty cows)

dairy / beef cattle



Middle English (also denoting personal property or wealth): from Anglo-Norman French catel , variant of Old French chatel , from medieval Latin capitale , from Latin capitalis , from caput head.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.