beeves

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/biːvz/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(bēvz)

From beef (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.):
beef
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (Uncountable sense(s): no inflections)
beeves
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (For the adult cow)
beefs
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (For the complaint)

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
beeves  (bēvz),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Animal Husbandrya pl. of  beef. 

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
beeves /biːvz/ n
  1. archaic
    the plural of beef
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
beef /bif/USA pronunciation   n., pl.  beefs for 4., v. 
n. 
  1. the flesh of a cow, steer, or bull raised and killed for meat:[uncountable]They roasted beef on the fire.
  2. Slang Termsa complaint:[countable]"You got a beef, go see the manager.''

v. 
  1. Slang Termsto complain;
    grumble:[no object]Quit beefing and get back to work.
  2. beef up, [+ up + object] to add strength, numbers, force, etc., to:Beef up that report with some facts and figures.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
beef  (bēf ),USA pronunciation n., pl.  beeves (bēf ),USA pronunciation for 2;
beefs for 4, v. 

n. 
  1. the flesh of a cow, steer, or bull raised and killed for its meat.
  2. Animal Husbandryan adult cow, steer, or bull raised for its meat.
  3. Informal Terms
    • brawn;
      muscular strength.
    • strength;
      power.
    • weight, as of a person.
    • human flesh.
  4. Slang Terms
    • a complaint.
    • an argument or dispute.

v.i. 
  1. Slang Termsto complain;
    grumble.
  2. beef up: 
    • to add strength, numbers, force, etc., to;
      strengthen:During the riots, the nighttime patrol force was beefed up with volunteers.
    • to increase or add to:to beef up our fringe benefits.
beefless, adj. 
  • Latin bov- (stem of bōs) ox, cow; akin to cow1
  • Anglo-French beof, Old French boef
  • 1250–1300; 1885–90 for def. 5; Middle English

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
beef /biːf/ n
  1. the flesh of various bovine animals, esp the cow, when killed for eating
  2. ( pl beeves /biːvz/) an adult ox, bull, cow, etc, reared for its meat
  3. informal human flesh, esp when muscular
  4. ( pl beefs) a complaint
vb
  1. (intransitive) slang to complain, esp repeatedly
  2. (transitive) often followed by up: informal to strengthen; reinforce
Etymology: 13th Century: from Old French boef, from Latin bōs ox; see cow1
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