Definition of kine in English:


plural noun

  • Cows collectively.

    ‘the lowing kine came home at twilight’
    • ‘The crops of Egypt withered in the fields and the kine died in the pasture, and the children of Egypt went hungry; their ribs and bones stuck out like those of corpses.’
    • ‘The twelfth-century Metrical Dinshenchas also contain a place name stanza about Howth which mentions ‘seven hundred kine, red eared, pure white.’’
    • ‘In addition, such c/k pairs arose as cat and kitten, cow and kine.’
    • ‘Like Virgil's, Horace's garden had its vines, olives, bees and kine.’



/kīn/ /kaɪn/