[ ok-suhn ]
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  1. a plural of ox.

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How to use oxen in a sentence

  • And thy oxen, and the ass colts that till the ground, shall eat mingled provender as it was winnowed in the floor.

  • And when they came unto the threshing-floor of Chidon, Uzza put forth his hand to hold the Ark; for the oxen stumbled.

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  • The estate employs 200 oxen and 180 slaves as labourers, besides those for the service of the family.

  • If he has taken the seed, worn out the oxen, from the seed which he has hoed he shall restore.

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British Dictionary definitions for oxen


/ (ˈɒksən) /

  1. the plural of ox

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