noun, plural ox·en for 1, 2, ox·es for 3.
Origin of ox
Definition for ox (2 of 3)
Origin of ox-
Definition for ox (3 of 3)
Origin of Ox.
Examples from the Web for ox
There's no Nicely-Nicely Johnson hanging out in Times Square these days, no Harry the Horse, no Angie the Ox.New York’s Greatest Show Or How They Did Not Screw Up ‘Guys and Dolls’|Ross Wetzsteon|April 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The doctors said it was as strong as an ox, considering he was so sedentary.
Whoever's ox Obama chooses to gore will probably be a considerably less enthusiastic coalition member come 2016.
During this time, he also oversaw his own farm, Ox Hollow Farm in Roxbury, Connecticut.
That seems to suggest that NewsCorp's standards are different when its own ox is gored.
No change, except that the order of the animals is Elephant, Camel, Ox.The Talking Thrush|William Crooke
He usually does slaughter an ox for the dancers when the work is over.Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa|David Livingstone
As the lion bounded away through the assembled party, it appeared as if the ox was not a feather's weight to him.The Mission|Frederick Marryat
Heifer meat is smaller in the bone and lighter in color than ox beef.The Story of Crisco|Marion Harris Neil
The stones which followed were by the flames converted to pumice, and some of these were larger than an ox.Principles of Geology|Charles Lyell
British Dictionary definitions for ox
noun plural oxen (ˈɒksən)
Word Origin for ox
Word Origin and History for ox
Old English oxa "ox" (plural oxan), from Proto-Germanic *ukhson (cf. Old Norse oxi, Old Frisian oxa, Middle Dutch osse, Old Saxon, Old High German ohso, German Ochse, Gothic auhsa), from PIE *uks-en- "male animal," (cf. Welsh ych "ox," Middle Irish oss "stag," Sanskrit uksa, Avestan uxshan- "ox, bull"), said to be from root *uks- "to sprinkle," related to *ugw- "wet, moist." The animal word, then, is literally "besprinkler."