Cow (kou), n. [See Cowl a hood.]

A chimney cap; a cowl


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Cow, n.; pl. Cows (kouz); old pl. Kine (kn). [OE. cu, cou, AS. c; akin to D. koe, G. kuh, OHG. kuo, Icel. kr, Dan. & Sw. ko, L. bos ox, cow, Gr. . Skr. g. &root;223. Cf. Beef, Bovine, Bucolic, Butter, Nylghau.]


The mature female of bovine animals.


The female of certain large mammals, as whales, seals, etc.


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Cow, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cowed (koud);; p. pr. & vb. n. Cowing.] [Cf. Icel. kuga, Sw. kufva to check, subdue, Dan. kue. Cf. Cuff, v. t.]

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.


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Cow, n. [Prob. from same root as cow, v.t.] Mining

A wedge, or brake, to check the motion of a machine or car; a chock.



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