Meaning of CATTLE in English


1. any bison, buffalo, yak, or domesticated bovine animal, esp. of the genus Bos.

2 archaic livestock.

Phrases and idioms:

cattle-cake Brit. a concentrated food for cattle, in cake form. cattle-grid Brit. a grid covering a ditch, allowing vehicles to pass over but not cattle, sheep, etc. cattle-guard US cattle-grid. cattle-plague rinderpest. cattle-stop NZ cattle-grid.

Etymology: ME & AF catel f. OF chatel CHATTEL

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.