bovinely
adverb see bovine I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bovinely — bovine ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to or resembling cattle. 2) sluggish or stupid. ► NOUN ▪ an animal of the cattle group, which also includes buffaloes and bisons. DERIVATIVES bovinely adverb. ORIGIN Latin bovinus, from bos ox …   English terms dictionary

  • bovinely — bo·vine·ly …   English syllables

  • bovinely — adverb see bovine I …   Useful english dictionary

  • bovine — bovinely, adv. bovinity /boh vin i tee/, n. /boh vuyn, vin, veen/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the subfamily Bovinae, which includes cattle, buffalo, and kudus. 2. oxlike; cowlike. 3. stolid; dull. n. 4. a bovine animal. [1810 20; < LL bovinus of …   Universalium

  • bovine — I. adjective Etymology: Late Latin bovinus, from Latin bov , bos ox, cow more at cow Date: 1776 1. of, relating to, or resembling bovines and especially the ox or cow 2. having qualities (as placidity or dullness) characteristic of oxen or cows • …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bovine — [ bəʊvʌɪn] adjective relating to or resembling cattle. noun an animal of the cattle family. Derivatives bovinely adverb Origin C19: from late L. bovinus, from L. bos, bov ox …   English new terms dictionary

  • bovine — ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to or resembling cattle. 2) sluggish or stupid. ► NOUN ▪ an animal of the cattle group, which also includes buffaloes and bisons. DERIVATIVES bovinely adverb. ORIGIN Latin bovinus, from bos ox …   English terms dictionary

  • bovine — adj. 1 of or relating to cattle. 2 stupid, dull. Derivatives: bovinely adv. Etymology: LL bovinus f. L bos bovis ox …   Useful english dictionary

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