noun plural cat·tle \ˈka-təl\

: cows, bulls, or steers that are kept on a farm or ranch for meat or milk

Full Definition of CATTLE

:  domesticated quadrupeds held as property or raised for use; specifically :  bovine animals on a farm or ranch
:  human beings especially en masse

Origin of CATTLE

Middle English catel, from Anglo-French katil, chatel personal property, from Medieval Latin capitale, from Latin, neuter of capitalis of the head — more at capital
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Mammals Terms

dormouse, dugong, gibbon, grimalkin, sable, stoat, ungulate, vole

Rhymes with CATTLE

CATTLE Defined for Kids


noun cat·tle \ˈka-təl\
plural cattle

Definition of CATTLE for Kids

:  domestic animals with four feet and especially cows, bulls, and calves
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