Old EnglishsbEnglish
Ox nThe adult castrated male of the genus Bos, used chiefly as a draft animal. 2. any member of the bovine family. 3. informal: a clumsy, stupid fellow.
Ox phr"Dumb as an Ox" - slow and slow-moving as an ox.
Ox phr"He Has an Ox on his Tongue" - the oldest coins in Greece had the impression of an ox. Hence a bribe for silence was "He Has an Ox on his Tongue".
Ox phr"Make an Ox Of" - make a lackey of. 2. make a beast of burden of.
Ox phr"Make an Ox Out of a Fly" - treat a minor problem as if it were a major disaster. 2. make a mountain out of a mole hill
Ox phr"Man Must Plow with Such Oxen as He Has" - one must make the most of what he has; necessity is the mother of invention.
Ox phr"Ox in the Ditch" - an illusion to the urgency and difficulty of extracting an ox from a ditch in which it has become mired. 2. this is a big problem; there is unavoidable or demanding work ahead. 3. also: 'Ox in the Pit'
Ox phr"Play the Giddy Ox" - act the fool.
Ox phr"The Black Ox Has Trod on his Foot" - he/she has suffered adversity, misfortune.
Ox-bane nPlant harmful to cattle (Buphane toxicara).
Oxbow nA semi-circular loop or ox-bow bend in a river; hence the land included within this. 2. a u-shaped collar on an ox-yoke.
Oxbird nThe dunlin. 2. the sunderling. 3. an african weaverbird.
Oxbow blood nA color considered to be the dark side of red. It resembles burgundy, but has more purple and dark brown hues.
Oxcart nA cart drawn by oxen.
Oxen n Adult castrated male of any domesticated species of cattle, esp Bos taurus, used for draught work and meat. 2. any bovine mammal, esp any of the domestic cattle.
Ox-eye daisy nAny of various plants of the daisy family with conspicuous rayed flowers.
Ox-eyed adjHaving large, full, calm eyes like those of an ox.
Ox-feather n(Humorous) the 'horn' as the symbol of cuckoldry.
Oxfly nThe gadfly of cattle
Oxford nA ford where oxen cross.
Oxford English nEnglish as spoken (refined and cultured)at Oxford University
Oxfordish nJargon and cant of Oxford.
Oxford spelling nEnglish spelling used in Oxford publications, this being the usual British spelling wth the letter 'z' used instead of 's' in words like 'organization' and as a suffix 'our' rather than 'or' in colour etc.
Oxgang vbAn area of land that could be plowed by an ox in a year; approximately fifteen acres.
Ox-goad nA goad for driving oxen.
Ox-godnApis, the sacred God of the Egyptian.
Oxhead nThe head of an ox; an emblem of cuckoldom. 3. a dolt, blockhead; a mentally unalert person.
Oxheart nA large heart-shaped cherry.
Oxherd nOne who herds oxen.
Ox-hide nSkin of an ox.
Ox-house nA stall or shed for oxen.
Ox-hunger nBulimy.
Oxish adjResembling an ox in some aspect or other.
Oxishly advIn a manner like that of an ox.
Oxless adjLacking or without oxen.
Ox-like adjLike an ox: strong, enduring. 2. stupiid, clumsy, slow-minded.
Ox-lip nFlowering herb, hybrid between cowslip and primrose.
Oxter nA person's armpit.
Ox-tung nany of the various plants having rough, tongue shaped leaves, as the European Alkanet or Bugloss. 2. a short broad sword.
Oxy adjOf or belonging to an ox.
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