livestock

noun live·stock \ ˈlīv-ˌstäk \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of livestock

: animals kept or raised for use or pleasure; especially : farm animals kept for use and profit

Examples of livestock in a Sentence

  1. a market where livestock are bought and sold

  2. a market where livestock is bought and sold

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First Known Use of livestock

circa 1687


LIVESTOCK Defined for English Language Learners

livestock

noun

Definition of livestock for English Language Learners

  • : farm animals (such as cows, horses, and pigs) that are kept, raised, and used by people


LIVESTOCK Defined for Kids

livestock

noun live·stock \ ˈlīv-ˌstäk \

Definition of livestock for Students

: animals (as cows, horses, and pigs) kept or raised especially on a farm and for profit


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