# English

posted by rfvv

1. He raises cows in the country.
(Does 'cows' mean female animals only?)

1. Reed

Yes, it does mean only females:

cow1.

[kou]

NOUN

1.a fully grown female animal of a domesticated breed of ox, used as a source of milk or beef: See cattle.
"a dairy cow"

BUT, in informal language, we often refer to any cattle, male or female, as cows. It is not proper English, but we use it to mean just "cattle". It would be best to say, "He raises cattle in the country" if we mean male and female, bulls and cows.

2. Reed

NOTE: A cow is also a mature female of elephant, moose, and a few other mammals, too, not just cattle.

## Similar Questions

1. ### math question (counting)

When Josh was visiting his family’s farm, he saw that the farm only raised chickens and cows. Josh counted 38 heads and 100 feet in the barnyard. How many chickens and how many cows were in the barnyard?
2. ### Math

A farmer died and left 17 cows to be divided among three workers. The first worker was to receive of the cows, the second worker was to receive of the cows, and the third worker was to receive of the cows. The executor of the farmer’s …
3. ### math

Farmer Brown had ducks and cows. One day she noticed that the animals had a total of 12 heads and 32 feet. How many of the animals were ducks and how many were cows?

Carol uses the same ratio table to solve the problems below. Do you agree or disagree?
5. ### Algebra 1

a farmer raises chickens and cows. there are 34 animals in all. the farmer counts 110 legs total on these animals. how many chickens and how many cows are on this farm?
6. ### Math

A famer has 50 sheep and 20 cows.Calculate the fraction of his animals that are cows.
7. ### maths

A famer has twice as many cow as sheep. After he sold 375 cows and another 12 cows died, he had half as many cows as sheep left. How many cows remained.
8. ### math-linear equations

Its a story problem: The flying W Ranch raises only cows and horses. There are total 340 animals. The owner prefers horses to cows, so he has 52 more horses than cows. a. Write two different linear equations to model this situation. …
9. ### Math

There are 12 animals in a farm.some are cows the rest are chickens.there are 28 animals legs in all.how many cows are there?
10. ### Math

If there are 45 animals in the farm. The ratio of goats: cows: ducks is 5:3:8. If there are 24 ducks, how many of the animals are cows?

More Similar Questions