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 for ox
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ox \Ox\ ([o^]ks), n.; pl. Oxen. [AS. oxa; akin to D. os. G.
     ochs, ochse, OHG. ohso, Icel. oxi, Sw. & Dan. oxe, Goth.
     a['u]hsa, Skr. ukshan ox, bull; cf. Skr. uksh to sprinkle.
     [root]214. Cf. Humid, Aurochs.] (Zool.)
     The male of bovine quadrupeds, especially the domestic animal
     when castrated and grown to its full size, or nearly so. The
     word is also applied, as a general name, to any species of
     bovine animals, male and female.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field.
                                                    --Ps. viii. 7.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: The castrated male is called a steer until it attains
           its full growth, and then, an ox; but if castrated
           somewhat late in life, it is called a stag. The male,
           not castrated, is called a bull. These distinctions are
           well established in regard to domestic animals of this
           genus. When wild animals of this kind are spoken of, ox
           is often applied both to the male and the female. The
           name ox is never applied to the individual cow, or
           female, of the domestic kind. Oxen may comprehend both
           the male and the female.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     Grunting ox (Zool.), the yak.
  
     Indian ox (Zool.), the zebu.
  
     Javan ox (Zool.), the banteng.
  
     Musk ox. (Zool.) See under Musk.
  
     Ox bile. See Ox gall, below.
  
     Ox gall, the fresh gall of the domestic ox; -- used in the
        arts and in medicine.
  
     Ox pith, ox marrow. [Obs.] --Marston.
  
     Ox+ray+(Zool.),+a+very+large+ray+({Dicerobatis+Giornae">Ox ray (Zool.), a very large ray ({Dicerobatis Giornae) of
        Southern Europe. It has a hornlike organ projecting
        forward from each pectoral fin. It sometimes becomes
        twenty feet long and twenty-eight feet broad, and weighs
        over a ton. Called also sea devil.
  
     To have the black ox tread on one's foot, to be
        unfortunate; to know what sorrow is (because black oxen
        were sacrificed to Pluto). --Leigh Hunt.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ox
      n 1: an adult castrated bull of the genus Bos; especially Bos
           taurus
      2: any of various wild bovines especially of the genera Bos or
         closely related Bibos [syn: ox, wild ox]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  92 Moby Thesaurus words for "ox":
     Brahman, Gibraltar, Indian buffalo, Siberian husky, ass, aurochs,
     beast of burden, beef, beef cattle, beeves, bison, blockhead,
     blunderer, blunderhead, boor, bossy, botcher, bovine,
     bovine animal, buffalo, bull, bullock, bumbler, bungler, calf,
     camel, carabao, cattle, clod, clodhopper, clodknocker, clot, clown,
     cow, critter, dairy cattle, dairy cow, dogie, dolt, draft animal,
     dromedary, elephant, fumbler, gawk, gowk, heart of oak, heifer,
     hornless cow, horse, husky, iron, kine, klutz, leppy, lion, llama,
     looby, lout, lubber, malamute, maverick, milch cow, milcher,
     milk cow, milker, mule, muley cow, muley head, musk-ox, nails,
     neat, oaf, oak, oxen, pack horse, reindeer, rock, sledge dog,
     slouch, slubberer, steel, steer, stirk, stot, sumpter,
     sumpter horse, sumpter mule, wisent, yak, yearling, yokel, zebu
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  Ox
  
      A preprocessor, written by Kurt Bischoff of
     Iowa State University, that extends and generalises the
     syntax and semantics of Yacc, Lex, and C.  Ox's
     support of LALR1 grammars generalises yacc in the way that
     attribute grammars generalise context-free grammars.  It
     augments Yacc and Lex specifications with definitions of
     synthesised and inherited attributes written in C syntax.
     Ox checks these specifications for consistency and
     completeness, and generates a program that builds and
     decorates attributed parse trees.  Ox accepts a most general
     class of attribute grammars.  The user may specify
     postdecoration traversals for easy ordering of side effects
     such as code generation.
  
     ftp://ftp.cs.iastate.edu/pub/ox/)">(ftp://ftp.cs.iastate.edu/pub/ox/).
  
     Info: .
  
     ["User Manual for Ox: An Attribute-Grammar Compiling System
     based on Yacc, Lex and C", K.M. Bischoff, TR92-30, Iowa State
     U, Dec 1992].
  
     (2000-04-03)
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Ox
     Heb. bakar, "cattle;" "neat cattle", (Gen. 12:16; 34:28; Job
     1:3, 14; 42:12, etc.); not to be muzzled when treading the corn
     (Deut. 25:4). Referred to by our Lord in his reproof to the
     Pharisees (Luke 13:15; 14:5).
     

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