Cow, n.; pl. Cows (kouz); old pl. Kine
1. The mature female of bovine animals.
2. The female of certain large mammals, as whales, seals, etc.
Cow n. A chimney cap; a cowl
Cow, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cowed p. pr. & vb. n. Cowing.] To depress with fear; to daunt the spirits or courage of; to overawe.
To vanquish a people already cowed. --Shak.
THe French king was cowed. --J. R. Green.
Cow, n. Mining A wedge, or brake, to check the motion of a machine or car; a chock.
n 1: female of domestic cattle: "`moo-cow' is a child's term"
2: mature female of mammals of which the male is called `bull'
3: a large unpleasant woman
v : subdue, restrain, or overcome by affecting with a feeling of
awe; frighten (as with threats) [syn: overawe]
A cow and her calf were not to be killed on the same day (Lev.
22:28; Ex. 23:19; Deut. 22:6, 7). The reason for this enactment
is not given. A state of great poverty is described in the words
of Isa. 7:21-25, where, instead of possessing great resources, a
man shall depend for the subsistence of himself and his family
on what a single cow and two sheep could yield.