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livestock

[lahyv-stok] /ˈlaɪvˌstɒk/
noun, (used with a singular or plural verb)
1.
the horses, cattle, sheep, and other useful animals kept or raised on a farm or ranch.
Origin of livestock
1650-1660
First recorded in 1650-60; live2 + stock
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  • When it came to loans, his judgment on land and livestock was never disputed.

    Dust Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
  • Each share carried with it a certain portion of land and livestock.

    The Fathers of New England Charles M. Andrews
  • This we were loath to do as it would jeopardize our crops and livestock.

  • The livestock had been removed, but every house in the valley was stocked with supplies.

  • Further to the east are corrals and holding pens for livestock.

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British Dictionary definitions for livestock

livestock

/ˈlaɪvˌstɒk/
noun
1.
(functioning as singular or pl) cattle, horses, poultry, and similar animals kept for domestic use but not as pets, esp on a farm or ranch
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Word Origin and History for livestock
n.

1520s, from live (adj.) + stock (n.2).

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