livestock

[ lahyv-stok ]
/ ˈlaɪvˌstɒk /

noun (used with a singular or plural verb)

the horses, cattle, sheep, and other useful animals kept or raised on a farm or ranch.

Nearby words

  1. livery cupboard,
  2. livery stable,
  3. liveryman,
  4. lives,
  5. lives of the poets, the,
  6. livestream,
  7. livetrap,
  8. liveware,
  9. liveyer,
  10. livia drusilla

Origin of livestock

First recorded in 1650–60; live2 + stock

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British Dictionary definitions for livestock

livestock

/ (ˈlaɪvˌstɒk) /

noun

(functioning as singular or plural) 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

livestock

n.

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

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