cattle Definition

large domesticated ruminant animals with horns and cloven hoofs, kept by farmers for their meat, milk, or hides.

Using cattle: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "cattle" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The farmer raises cattle for beef production.

  • Example

    The cattle were grazing in the field.

  • Example

    Cattle farming is a major industry in many countries.

cattle Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for cattle

Phrases with cattle

  • cattle that are ready for sale and immediate delivery


    The market price of cash cattle has been increasing.

  • the process of moving a herd of cattle from one place to another, typically over a long distance


    The cowboys were hired to help with the cattle drive.

  • the act of stealing cattle


    Cattle rustling was a common crime in the Old West.


Summary: cattle in Brief

'Cattle' [ˈkætl] refers to large domesticated animals raised by farmers for meat, milk, or hides. It is a major industry in many countries, as exemplified by 'Cattle farming is a major industry in many countries.' 'Cattle' extends into phrases like 'cash cattle,' referring to those ready for sale, and 'cattle drive,' the process of moving a herd from one place to another.

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