Cow Cow, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cowed} (koud); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cowing}.] [Cf. Icel. kuga, Sw. kufva to check, subdue, Dan. kue. Cf. {Cuff}, v. t.] To depress with fear; to daunt the spirits or courage of; to overawe. [1913 Webster]

To vanquish a people already cowed. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

THe French king was cowed. --J. R. Green. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.