2. [syn: ox, wild ox]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Ox \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.] (Zool.)
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 (Zool.), the yak.
Indian ox (Zool.), the zebu.
Javan ox (Zool.), the banteng.
Musk ox. (Zool.) 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 (Zool.), a very large ray (Dicerobatis Giornae) 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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: an adult castrated bull of the genus Bos; especially Bos
2: any of various wild bovines especially of the genera Bos or
closely related Bibos [syn: ox, wild ox]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
92 Moby Thesaurus words for "ox":
Brahman, Gibraltar, Indian buffalo, Siberian husky, ass, aurochs,
beast of burden, beef, beef cattle, beeves, bison, blockhead,
blunderer, blunderhead, boor, bossy, botcher, bovine,
bovine animal, buffalo, bull, bullock, bumbler, bungler, calf,
camel, carabao, cattle, clod, clodhopper, clodknocker, clot, clown,
cow, critter, dairy cattle, dairy cow, dogie, dolt, draft animal,
dromedary, elephant, fumbler, gawk, gowk, heart of oak, heifer,
hornless cow, horse, husky, iron, kine, klutz, leppy, lion, llama,
looby, lout, lubber, malamute, maverick, milch cow, milcher,
milk cow, milker, mule, muley cow, muley head, musk-ox, nails,
neat, oaf, oak, oxen, pack horse, reindeer, rock, sledge dog,
slouch, slubberer, steel, steer, stirk, stot, sumpter,
sumpter horse, sumpter mule, wisent, yak, yearling, yokel, zebu
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):
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.
["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].
Easton's 1897 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).