noun (used with a plural verb)
- cattle call,
- cattle car,
- cattle class,
- cattle dog,
- cattle egret
Origin of cattle
Examples from the Web for cattle
While not the most stimulating for those less passionate about cattle, Grandin made it interesting.The Most Inspiring Bits of Temple Grandin’s Reddit AMA|Emily Shire|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The guys are known as “Forbeses” (as in Forbes rich list); the girls as “tiolki,” cattle.
There were some $7 million in rabbit meat sales in 2000, according to the USDA, compared to $41 billion for cattle.
In this one, he demonstrates the use of music as a conflict-free method of cattle rustling.Bear Walks Upright, ‘Apparently Kid,’ and More Viral Videos|The Daily Beast Video|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The homestretch of the track had been blocked off with cattle fencing—the kind they use at rodeos that makes for easy climbing.
There were numerous sheepfolds and two cattle pens, but the rest of the country round was quite open.Taking Tales|W.H.G. Kingston
I discovered that they kept no cattle, nor animals of any kind for food or labor.Mizora: A Prophecy|Mary E. Bradley
Hooper took his share entirely in cash; your father took his probably part in cash, but certainly all of the ranch and cattle.The Killer|Stewart Edward White
As we plodded along he talked about his cattle ranch, the price of cattle, and what profit he had made that year.The Burglar's Fate And The Detectives|Allan Pinkerton
They struck into the mountains, following a cattle trail that wound upward with devious twists.Crooked Trails and Straight|William MacLeod Raine
noun (functioning as plural)
Word Origin for cattle
mid-13c., "property," from Anglo-French catel "property" (Old North French catel, Old French chatel), from Medieval Latin capitale "property, stock," noun use of neuter of Latin adjective capitalis "principal, chief" (see capital (n.1)). Cf. sense development of fee, pecuniary. Sense originally was of movable property, especially livestock; it began to be limited to "cows and bulls" from late 16c.