cattle

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plural noun cat·tle \ˈka-təl\

Definition of cattle

  1. 1 :  domesticated quadrupeds held as property or raised for use; specifically :  bovine animals on a farm or ranch

  2. 2 :  human beings especially en masse

Origin and Etymology 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

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CATTLE Defined for English Language Learners

cattle

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plural noun cat·tle \ˈka-təl\

Definition of cattle for English Language Learners

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


CATTLE Defined for Kids

cattle

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noun cat·tle \ˈka-təl\

Definition of cattle for Students

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cattle

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



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