AskDefine | Define heifer

Dictionary Definition

heifer n : young cow

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

Via Middle English from Old English heahfore

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A cow that has not yet had a calf.
    1611 ''And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, This is the ordinance of the law which the LORD hath commanded, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring thee a red heifer without spot, wherein is no blemish, and upon which never came yoke'' — Numbers 19:1-2 KJV

Derived terms

Translations

cow

Extensive Definition

Heifer may refer to:
heifer in German: Färse
heifer in Swedish: Kviga
heifer in Finnish: Hieho

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Brahman, Indian buffalo, Partlet, aurochs, babe, baby, beef, beef cattle, beeves, biddy, bison, bitch, bossy, bovine, bovine animal, broad, brood mare, buffalo, bull, bullock, calf, carabao, cattle, chick, colleen, cow, critter, cutie, dairy cattle, dairy cow, dame, damoiselle, damsel, demoiselle, doe, dogie, doll, ewe, ewe lamb, filly, frail, gal, girl, girlie, guinea hen, gyp, hen, hind, hornless cow, hoyden, jenny, jeune fille, jill, junior miss, kine, lass, lassie, leppy, lioness, little missy, mademoiselle, maid, maiden, mare, maverick, milch cow, milcher, milk cow, milker, miss, missy, muley cow, muley head, musk-ox, nanny, nanny goat, neat, nymphet, ox, oxen, peahen, piece, roe, romp, schoolgirl, schoolmaid, schoolmiss, she-bear, she-goat, she-lion, skirt, slip, slut, sow, steer, stirk, stot, subdeb, subdebutante, subteen, subteener, teenybopper, tigress, tomato, tomboy, virgin, vixen, wench, wisent, yak, yearling, young creature, young thing, zebu
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