livestock
noun Date: 1742 animals kept or raised for use or pleasure; especially farm animals kept for use and profit

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  • livestock — live‧stock [ˈlaɪvstɒk ǁ stɑːk] noun [uncountable] FARMING animals that are kept as a business, to make profit: • Grain and livestock markets are quite strong at the moment. * * * livestock UK US /ˈlaɪvstɒk/ noun [U] ► animals such as cows, sheep …   Financial and business terms

  • livestock — 1. any creature kept for the production of food, wool, skins or fur or for the purpose of its use in the farming of land or the carrying on of any agricultural activity: Agricultural Holdings Act 1986. 2. cattle, horses, asses, mules, hinnies,… …   Law dictionary

  • livestock — 1520s, from LIVE (Cf. live) (adj.) + STOCK (Cf. stock) (n.2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • livestock — ► NOUN ▪ farm animals regarded as an asset …   English terms dictionary

  • livestock — [līv′stäk΄] n. domestic animals kept for use on a farm and raised for sale and profit …   English World dictionary

  • Livestock — For other uses, see Livestock (disambiguation). Domestic sheep and a cow (heifer) pastured together in South Africa Livestock refers to one or more domesticated animals raised in an agricultural setting to produce commodities such as food, fiber… …   Wikipedia

  • livestock — /luyv stok /, n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) the horses, cattle, sheep, and other useful animals kept or raised on a farm or ranch. [1650 60; LIVE2 + STOCK] * * * Farm animals, with the exception of poultry. In Western countries the category… …   Universalium

  • livestock — n. to graze livestock * * * [ laɪvstɒk] to graze livestock …   Combinatory dictionary

  • livestock — [[t]la͟ɪvstɒk[/t]] N UNCOUNT COLL Animals such as cattle and sheep which are kept on a farm are referred to as livestock. The heavy rains and flooding killed scores of livestock …   English dictionary

  • livestock — noun Livestock is used before these nouns: ↑breeding, ↑farm, ↑farmer, ↑farming, ↑manure, ↑producer, ↑production, ↑waste …   Collocations dictionary

  • livestock — gyvulys statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Stambus naminis žinduolis, taip pat šuo, katė. atitikmenys: angl. cattle; livestock vok. Vieh, n rus. домашний скот, m …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

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