If someone is cowed, they are made afraid, or made to behave in a particular way because they have been frightened or badly treated. The government, far from being cowed by these threats, has vowed to continue its policy. cowing them into submission. = intimidate + cowed cowed By this time she was so cowed by the beatings that she meekly obeyed. see also mad cow disease, sacred cow. to frighten someone in order to make them do something cow sb into sth. In animal husbandry, the mature female of domesticated cattle. The name is also applied to the mature female of various, usually large, animals (e.g., elephant, whale, or moose), or, more broadly, to any domestic bovine animal (see bovid) regardless of gender or age. mad cow disease sea cow Steller's sea cow
A cow is a large female animal that is kept on farms for its milk. People sometimes refer to male and female animals of this species as cows. Dad went out to milk the cows. a herd of cows. see also cattle
Some female animals, including elephants and whales, are called cows. a cow elephant
A product, service, or enterprise that generates ongoing, high net free cash flows
The managers of a cash cow are primarily responsible for the generation of cash, and they should in principle be willing to give cash away to those other businesses in the portfolio which need it most.
Something which cannot be tampered with, or criticized, for fear of public outcry. A person, institution, belief system, etc. which, for no reason other than the demands of established social etiquette or popular opinion, should be accorded respect or reverence, and not touched, handled or examined too closely
A downer cow is a live cow that cannot walk. This state can be caused by disease or injury. In nearly all cases it is considered by most farmers to be both humane and cost-effective to slaughter the animal when it becomes a downer, rather than keeping it alive and unhealthy. A "splitter" cow is a live beef or dairy animal that the hindquarters have done the complete splits and looks spraddle legged upon initial viewing. The cattle that go down that are able to still sit somewhat up on their briskets have a better chance of recovery than the cattle that are laid out on their side. Recovery is a study in patience
"Holy cow!" is an exclamation of surprise used in American English. Its source is uncertain. It is widely believed to have stemmed from the Hindu belief of reincarnation. Travelers commonly shout the expression as to not hit one of these "reincarnated creatures" while driving. Others derive the origins back to the story from Exodus of the golden calf or the "Holy Cow"
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), commonly known as mad-cow disease, is a fatal, neurodegenerative disease of cattle, which infects by a mechanism that surprised biologists upon its discovery in the late 20th century
In business, a cash cow is a product or investment that steadily continues to be profitable. A steady dependable source of funds or income: "a collapse of its profitable cash cow, the clusters of word-processing machines" (Christian Science Monitor). something that a company sells very successfully and that brings in a lot of money
Mad cow disease is a disease which affects the nervous system of cattle and causes death. = BSE. BSE. or bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) Fatal neurodegenerative disease of cattle. Symptoms include behavioral changes (e.g., agitation), gradual loss of coordination and locomotive function, and, in advanced stages, weight loss, fine muscular contractions, and abnormal gait. Brain tissue becomes pitted with holes and spongy. Death usually follows within a year. The disease is similar to the neurodegenerative disease of sheep called scrapie. No treatment is known. A BSE epidemic in Britain that began in the mid-1980s is believed to have been caused by the use of cattle feed containing supplements made from ruminant carcasses and trimmings. Hundreds of thousands of infected cattle were slaughtered and the use of animal-derived protein supplements ended. The cause of both BSE and scrapie is attributed to an infectious aberrant protein called a prion. The unusual occurrence of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, another prion-related illness, in young people beginning in the mid-1990s may be linked to eating meat from cattle with BSE
disapproval If you describe a belief, custom, or institution as a sacred cow, you disapprove of people treating it with too much respect and being afraid to criticize or question it. the sacred cow of monetarism. One that is immune from criticism, often unreasonably so: "The need for widespread secrecy has become a sacred cow" (Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists). a belief, custom, system etc that is so important to some people that they will not let anyone criticize it
Any of several large, cylindrical, herbivorous marine mammals of the order Sirenia, having a paddlelike tail and rounded front flippers, including the manatee, dugong, and the very large species Hydrodamalis stelleri of the northern Pacific that became extinct in the late 1700s. Also called sirenian. or Steller's sea cow Extinct aquatic mammal (Hydrodamalis gigas) that lived around islands in the Bering Sea. It was discovered in 1741 and described by a member of Vitus Bering's expedition. At least 24 ft (7.5 m) long, it had no teeth, a small head, and a broad, horizontal, forked tail fluke; its dark brown skin was sometimes streaked or spotted with white. It browsed on seaweed. Russian sealers hunted it for food and fur; by 1768 the entire population, estimated at about 5,000, had been exterminated. The term also refers to dugongs and manatees
[ kau ] (noun.) before 12th century. From Middle English cou, from Old English cū, from Proto-Germanic *kūz (compare West Frisian ko, Dutch koe, German Kuh), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷōus (compare Irish bó, Latin bōs 'head of cattle', Tocharian ko/keu, Latvian govs, Russian говядо (govjado), Albanian gak 'boar', Ancient Greek βοῦς (boûs), Armenian կով (kov), Persian گاو (gāv), Hindi गाय (gāy)).
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