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Meaning of OX

Pronunciation:  âks

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any of various wild bovines especially of the genera Bos or closely related Bibos
  2. [n]  an adult castrated bull of the genus Bos; especially Bos taurus

OX is a 2 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: wild ox
 See Also: Asian wild ox, aurochs, banteng, banting, Bibos, Bos, Bos banteng, Bos grunniens, Bos primigenius, Bos taurus, bovine, cattle, cows, genus Bibos, genus Bos, kine, oxen, tsine, urus, withers, yak



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ox\ ([o^]ks), n.; pl. {Oxen}. [AS. oxa; akin to D. os. G.
ochs, ochse, OHG. ohso, Icel. oxi, Sw. & Dan. oxe, Goth.
a['u]hsa, Skr. ukshan ox, bull; cf. Skr. uksh to sprinkle.
[root]214. Cf. {Humid}, {Aurochs}.] (Zo["o]l.)
The male of bovine quadrupeds, especially the domestic animal
when castrated and grown to its full size, or nearly so. The
word is also applied, as a general name, to any species of
bovine animals, male and female.

      All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field.
                                               --Ps. viii. 7.

Note: The castrated male is called a steer until it attains
      its full growth, and then, an ox; but if castrated
      somewhat late in life, it is called a stag. The male,
      not castrated, is called a bull. These distinctions are
      well established in regard to domestic animals of this
      genus. When wild animals of this kind are spoken of, ox
      is often applied both to the male and the female. The
      name ox is never applied to the individual cow, or
      female, of the domestic kind. Oxen may comprehend both
      the male and the female.

{Grunting ox} (Zo["o]l.), the yak.

{Indian ox} (Zo["o]l.), the zebu.

{Javan ox} (Zo["o]l.), the banteng.

{Musk ox}. (Zo["o]l.) See under {Musk}.

{Ox bile}. See {Ox gall}, below.

{Ox gall}, the fresh gall of the domestic ox; -- used in the
   arts and in medicine.

{Ox pith}, ox marrow. [Obs.] --Marston.

{Ox ray} (Zo["o]l.), a very large ray ({Dicerobatis
   Giorn[ae]}) of Southern Europe. It has a hornlike organ
   projecting forward from each pectoral fin. It sometimes
   becomes twenty feet long and twenty-eight feet broad, and
   weighs over a ton. Called also {sea devil}.

{To have the black ox tread on one's foot}, to be
   unfortunate; to know what sorrow is (because black oxen
   were sacrificed to Pluto). --Leigh Hunt.

Computing Dictionary

A preprocessor, written by Kurt Bischoff of iowa state university, that extends and generalises the syntax and semantics of yacc, lex, and c. Ox's support of lalr1 grammars generalises yacc in the way that attribute grammars generalise context-free grammars. It augments Yacc and lex specifications with definitions of synthesised and inherited attributes written in c syntax. Ox checks these specifications for consistency and completeness, and generates a program that builds and decorates attributed parse trees. Ox accepts a most general class of attribute grammars. The user may specify postdecoration traversals for easy ordering of side effects such as code generation.

Latest version: G1.01, as of 1993-11-14.


Info: <ox-request@cs.iastate.edu>.

["User Manual for Ox: An Attribute-Grammar Compiling System based on Yacc, Lex and C", K.M. Bischoff, TR92-30, Iowa State U, Dec 1992].

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing an ox in your dream, represents the balance of masculine power and strength with feminine mystique. Consider also the familiar metaphor, "as stubborn as an ox".
Easton Bible Dictionary

Heb. bakar, "cattle;" "neat cattle", (Gen. 12:16; 34:28; Job 1:3, 14; 42:12, etc.); not to be muzzled when treading the corn (Deut. 25:4). Referred to by our Lord in his reproof to the Pharisees (Luke 13:15; 14:5).

Thesaurus Terms
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