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Neither an ox nor a donkey is able to stop the progress of socialism.
Erich Honecker

Meaning of "ox" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD OX

Old English oxa; related to Old Saxon, Old High German ohso, Old Norse oxi.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF OX

ox  [ɒks] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OX

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ox is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OX MEAN IN ENGLISH?

ox

Ox

An ox, also known as a bullock in Australia, New Zealand and India, is a bovine trained as a draft animal. Oxen are commonly castrated adult male cattle; castration makes the animals easier to control. Cows or bulls may also be used in some areas. Oxen are used for plowing, for transport, for threshing grain by trampling, and for powering machines that grind grain or supply irrigation among other purposes. Oxen may be also used to skid logs in forests, particularly in low-impact, select-cut logging. Oxen are usually yoked in pairs. Light work such as carting household items on good roads might require just one pair, while for heavier work, further pairs would be added as necessary. A team used for a heavy load over difficult ground might exceed nine or ten pairs.

Definition of ox in the English dictionary

The definition of ox in the dictionary is an adult castrated male of any domesticated species of cattle, esp Bos taurus, used for draught work and meat. Other definition of ox is any bovine mammal, esp any of the domestic cattle.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OX

owt
ox-eye herring
ox-eyed
oxacillin
oxalacetate
oxalate
oxalic acid
oxalis
oxaloacetate
oxazepam
oxazine
oxblood
oxblood red
oxbow
oxbow lake
Oxbridge
oxcart
oxen
Oxenstierna
oxer

Synonyms and antonyms of ox in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «ox» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OX

Find out the translation of ox to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of ox from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «ox» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

阉公牛
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

buey
570 millions of speakers

English

ox
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बैल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ثور
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

вол
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

boi
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বলদ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

bœuf
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lembu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Ochse
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

雄牛
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

> 수소
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sapi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bò
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எருது
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बैल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

öküz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

bue
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wół
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

віл
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

bou
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

ox
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

bees
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

ox
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ox
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ox

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OX»

The term «ox» is very widely used and occupies the 8.505 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OX» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ox

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10 QUOTES WITH «OX»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word ox.
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Susan Glaspell
I would supplant the ox with the automobile and pave instead of plowing the fields. 1 have a theory that if a corn field were paved, leaving out a brick for each hill, it would increase the yield, do away entirely with the mud, and give the farmer plenty of time to meditate on lofty subjects. That is only one theory. I have many others.
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Julie Gold
I'm as healthy as an ox.
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Erich Honecker
Neither an ox nor a donkey is able to stop the progress of socialism.
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Siri Hustvedt
I have suffered from migraines since childhood and have long been curious about my own aching head, my dizziness, my divine lifting feelings, my sparklers and black holes, and my single visual hallucination of a little pink man and a pink ox on the floor of my bedroom.
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Gene Kelly
I arrived in Hollywood twenty pounds overweight and as strong as an ox.
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Jaron Lanier
The wisdom of crowds works when the crowd is choosing the price of an ox, when there's a single numeric average. But if it's a design or something that matters, the decision is made by committee, and that's crap. You want people and groups who are able to think thoughts before they share.
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Daniel Morgan
An offensive war, I believe to be wrong and would therefore have nothing to do with it, having no right to meddle with another man's property, his ox or his ass, his man servant or his maid servant or anything this is his.
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Moses
No lusting after your neighbor's house - or wife or servant or maid or ox or donkey. Don't set your heart on anything that is your neighbor's.
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Juan Manuel Santos
Democracy is like three oxen pulling a plough. The oxen are the independent powers, but you have to walk in the same direction; otherwise, you cannot plough and that is what was happening in Colombia. One ox was walking in one direction, the other in another direction, so the democracy was not working.
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Nathaniel Smith
There is much boasting among the young men about their teams as their horse and carts in Cleveland. Most of the Yorkshire men take as much delight in their ox draught as they used to do in their Horse Draught.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OX»

Discover the use of ox in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ox and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Ox-cart Man
This lyrical journey through the changing seasons and passing years in the life of one New Englander and his family captures both the peace and the bustling energy of nineteenth-century America
Donald Hall, 2009
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"There Are Rocks in My Socks," Said the Ox to the Fox
An ox gets himself into ridiculous situations made worse when he listens to the advice of his friend the fox.
Patricia Thomas, Patty Thomas, 1979
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The Ox-Bow Incident
As Wallace Stegner writes, [Clark's] theme was civilization, and he recorded, indelibly, its first steps in a new country. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Walter Van Tilburg Clark, 2011
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The Seventh-Day Ox, and Other Miracle Stories from Russia
The Seventh-day Ox and Other Miracle Stories From Russia describes the faithfulness of Christians during times of persecution and the animals who were used by God to help them. Against all odds, each of these witnesses placed t
Bradley Booth, 2010
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My Ox Is Broken!: Roadblocks, Detours, Fast Forwards and ...
Best-selling novelist, Adam-Troy Castro, explores The Amazing Race in My Ox is Broken! one of the first books ever published about one of the best reality television programs around.
Adam-Troy Castro, 2006
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When Your Ox Is in the Ditch: Genealogical How-To Letters
Given by Eugene Edge III.
Vera McDowell, 1992
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The Year of the Ox: Tales from the Chinese Zodiac
Fourth in the annual series, Tales from the Chinese Zodiac, The Year of the Ox features all the charismatic creatures of the Chinese lunar calendar and shows how fun it is to "have a cow!"
Oliver Chin, 2009
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Ox-Tales Fire
Original stories from remarkable writers.
Mark Ellingham, Peter Florence, 2009
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Ox, House, Stick: The History of Our Alphabet
See how the Roman alphabet began and how it has changed through the years.
Don Robb, 2007
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The Miracle of the Seventh-Day Ox
There was no one he knew.
Bradley Booth, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OX»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ox is used in the context of the following news items.
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Shiloh 2015 Firemen's Ox Roast heats up
SHILOH, Ohio — The mouth-watering aroma of the 49th annual Shiloh Firemen's Ox Roast reached far and wide. Most of its sizable crowd came for the beef that ... «Richland Source, Jul 15»
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Eel imports peak as Day of the Ox arrives
NARITA, CHIBA PREF. – Imports of eels are peaking ahead of Friday's midsummer Day of the Ox, when many Japanese partake in grilled eel, ... «The Japan Times, Jul 15»
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Thousands of Ox Roast meals served
BEVERLY - The hundreds in attendance at the 52nd annual Ox Roast Thursday night were treated to a meal while also raising money for ... «The Inter-Mountain, Jul 15»
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City pub gutted by fire just before first birthday
Staff at The OX in Broughton had been looking forward to the milestone celebrations and to the ringing tills of Edinburgh festivals season. «Edinburgh Evening News, Jul 15»
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Shiloh preparing for 49th Annual Firemen's Ox Roast
A backhoe sits at the end of a long trench designed to cook approximately 8,200 pounds of meat during the 49th Annual Fireman's Ox Roast in ... «Richland Source, Jul 15»
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Shiloh firefighters prepping for ox roast
The massive barbecue, a local tradition, is central to the 49th annual Shiloh Firemen's Ox Roast, which takes place Friday and Saturday in the ... «Mansfield News Journal, Jul 15»
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'Red' the ox a big attraction
Robert Rose of Attica walks his ox ''Red'' around Genesee County Fair Wednesday. ... But this was no ordinary cow, it is actually an ox. «The Daily News Online, Jul 15»
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2015: The Year of the Ox
There's a weird feeling amongst Arsenal fans at the moment. Recent summers of head-scratching, manager-slagging and player-selling have ... «More Sport, Jul 15»
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4-H Ox Roast
Volunteers Gary Grose, Nathaniel Pingley, Jeyna Collett, Stanley Ricottilli, Scott Broschart and Ronnie Helmondollar help build a fire pit ... «The Inter-Mountain, Jul 15»
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Times Editorial: A fair/carnival at Crookston's Ox Cart Days Festival …
The community of Fertile had barely bid farewell to another Polk County Fair a little more than a week ago when a post on Facebook appeared, ... «Crookston Daily Times, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Ox [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/ox>. Sep 2020 ».
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