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deer Explained

deer at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[dıə]

deer at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

O.E. deor "animal, beast," from P.Gmc. *deuzan, from PIE *dheusom "creature that breathes," from root *dhus-. Sense specialization to a specific animal began in O.E. (usual O.E. for what we now call a deer was heorot), common by 15c., now complete. Probably via hunting, deer being the favorite animal of the chase (cf. Skt. mrga- "wild animal," used especially for "deer"). Deer-lick is first attested 1778, in an American context; deerskin is from 1396. ///

deer at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n plural deer [C] // antler// [Language: Old English; Origin: deor 'animal']// a large wild animal that can run very fast, eats grass, and has horns//

deer at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Any of the ruminants in the family Cervidae, which have two large and two small hooves on each foot and antlers on the males of most species and on the females of some species. Deer live mainly in forests but may be found in deserts, tundra, and swamps and on high mountainsides. They are native to Europe, Asia, N. America, S. America, and N Africa and have been introduced widely elsewhere. Females are usually called does, and males bucks. Deer range in shoulder height from the 12-in. (30-cm) pudu (genus Pudu) to the 6.5-ft (2-m) moose. They typically have a compact body, short tail, and long, slender ears. They shed their antlers each year, and new ones grow in. The general form of the antler varies among species. Deer feed on grass, twigs, bark, and shoots. They are hunted for their meat, hides, and antlers. See also caribou, elk, mule deer, muntjac, red deer, roe deer, white-tailed deer.

deer at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

33 Moby Thesaurus words for "deer":
Cape elk, Virginia deer, antelope, buck, camel, camelopard,
caribou, deerlet, doe, dromedary, eland, elk, fallow deer, fawn,
gazelle, giraffe, gnu, hart, hartebeest, hind, kaama, moose,
mule deer, musk deer, okapi, red deer, reindeer, roe, roe deer,
roebuck, springbok, stag, wildebeest

deer at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
(plural deer) an animal with long legs, that eats grass, leaves, etc. and can run fast. Most male deer have ANTLERS (= horns shaped like branches). There are many types of deer:
a herd of red deer * a deer park
see also FALLOW DEER, REINDEER, ROE DEER, DOE, FAWN, STAG

Deer at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Deer \Deer\ (d[=e]r), n. sing. & pl. [OE. der, deor, animal,
wild animal, AS. de['o]r; akin to D. dier, OFries. diar, G.
thier, tier, Icel. d[=y]r, Dan. dyr, Sw. djur, Goth. dius; of
unknown origin. [root]71.]
1. Any animal; especially, a wild animal. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

Mice and rats, and such small deer. --Shak.

The camel, that great deer. --Lindisfarne
MS.

2. (Zo["o]l.) A ruminant of the genus {Cervus}, of many
species, and of related genera of the family {Cervid[ae]}.
The males, and in some species the females, have solid
antlers, often much branched, which are shed annually.
Their flesh, for which they are hunted, is called venison.

Note: The deer hunted in England is {Cervus elaphus}, called
also stag or red deer; the fallow deer is {C. dama};
the common American deer is {C. Virginianus}; the
blacktailed deer of Western North America is {C.
Columbianus}; and the mule deer of the same region is
{C. macrotis}. See {Axis}, {Fallow deer}, {Mule deer},
{Reindeer}.

Note: Deer is much used adjectively, or as the first part of
a compound; as, deerkiller, deerslayer, deerslaying,
deer hunting, deer stealing, deerlike, etc.

{Deer mouse} (Zo["o]l.), the white-footed mouse ({Hesperomys
leucopus}) of America.

{Small deer}, petty game, not worth pursuing; -- used
metaphorically. (See citation from Shakespeare under the
first definition, above.) ``Minor critics . . . can find
leisure for the chase of such small deer.'' --G. P. Marsh.

deer at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

deer
n : distinguished from Bovidae by the male's having solid
deciduous antlers [syn: {cervid}]

deer at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Inter: wikipedia » dab=deer (disambiguation)|deer
Category: Image - :Deer_in_Glenfinnan.jpg|thumb|A deer (1)

Pronunciation

* Inter: IPA » /dɪə(ɹ)/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /dI@(r\)
  • Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /dɪə(ɹ)/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /dI@(r])
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /dɪɚ/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /dI@`/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-deer.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » ɪə(ɹ)
  • Inter: homophones » dear|dir

    Etymology

    From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » deere|lang=enm, Inter: term » dere|lang=enm, Inter: term » der|lang=enm, Inter: term » dier|lang=enm, Inter: term » deor||small animal, deer|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » deor|dēor|lang=ang, Inter: term » dior|dīor|an animal, beast, any sort of wild animal, wild beast; deer, reindeer|lang=ang, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|en Inter: recons » deuzan||animal|lang=gem-pro, from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|en Inter: recons » dʰeusóm||living thing|lang=ine-pro, from Inter: recons » dʰeus||breath|lang=ine-pro, full-grade derivative of Inter: recons » dʰu̯ésmi|lang=ine-pro. Cognate with Inter: etyl » sco|- Inter: term » dere|lang=sco, Inter: term » deir||deer|lang=sco, Inter: etyl » frr|- Inter: term » dier||animal, beast|lang=frr, Inter: etyl » fy|- Inter: term » dier||animal, beast|lang=fy, Inter: etyl » nl|- Inter: term » dier||animal, beast|lang=nl, Inter: etyl » nds|- Inter: term » Deer|lang=nds, Inter: term » Deert||animal|lang=nds, Inter: etyl » de|- Inter: term » Tier||animal, beast|lang=de, Inter: etyl » sv|- Inter: term » djur||animal, beast|lang=sv, Inter: etyl » is|- Inter: term » dýr||animal, beast|lang=is. Related also to Inter: etyl » sq|- Inter: term » dash||ram|lang=sq, Inter: etyl » lt|- Inter: term » daũsos||upper air; heaven|lang=lt, Inter: etyl » lt|- Inter: term » dùsti||to sigh|lang=lt, Inter: etyl » ru|- Inter: term » душа||breath, spirit|tr=dušá|lang=ru, Inter: etyl » lt|- Inter: term » dvėsti||to breath, exhale|lang=lt, Russian Inter: term » ||to cough|tr=dvochat'|lang=ru, Inter: etyl » sa|- Inter: term » ||tr=dhvaṁsati|he falls to dust|lang=sa. For semantic development compare Inter: etyl » la|- Inter: term » animalis||animal|lang=la, from Inter: term » anima||breath, spirit|lang=la.

    Noun

    Inter: en-noun » deer|pl2=dated, rare or nonstandard, deers


Inter: wikipedi » a
  • Inter: obsolet » e A beast, usually a quadruped as opposed to birds, fish, etc.
    1. Inter: archai » c (Esp. in phrase small deer) Any animal, especially a mammal.
    2. : But mice and rats and such small deer, have been Toms food for seven long year.'' -Shakespeare, King Lear. Act III. Sc. IV.
    3. Inter: context » zoology a ruminant mammal with antlers and hooves of the family Cervidae or one of several similar animals from related families of the order Artiodactyla
    4. : I wrecked my car after a deer ran across the road.
    5. The meat of such an animal
    6. : Oh Ive never had deer before.''

      Synonyms

      * buck, stag Inter: qualifier » male deer

  • doe Inter: qualifier » female deer
  • fawn Inter: qualifier » young deer
  • hart Inter: qualifier » adult deer
  • venison Inter: qualifier » deer meat

    Derived terms

    * deerfly
  • deerlike
  • white-tailed deer

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » the animal
  • Afrikaans: Inter: t+ » af|takbok
  • Ainu: Inter: tø » ain|ユㇰ|tr=yuk
  • Albanian: Inter: t- » sq|dre|m, Inter: t- » sq|sutë|f, Inter: t- » sq|drenushë|f, Inter: t- » sq|sorkadhe|f
  • Algonquin: Inter: tø » alq|wàwàckèci
  • Ancient Greek: Inter: tø » grc|ἔλαφος|m|f|sc=polytonic
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|أيل|m|tr=’áyyil|alt=أيّل|sc=Arab
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|եղջերու|tr=eġǰeru Inter: qualifier » male, Inter: t- » hy|եղնիկ|tr=eġnik Inter: qualifier » female
  • Aromanian: Inter: t- » rup|tserbu
  • Aymara: Inter: t- » ay|taruka
  • Basque: Inter: t+ » eu|orein
  • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|алень|m|tr=aljénʹ|sc=Cyrl
  • Bengali: Inter: t+ » bn|হরিণ|tr=hariṇ|sc=Beng
  • Breton: Inter: t+ » br|karv|f kirvi {{p}}
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|елен|m|tr=elén|sc=Cyrl
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|cérvol|m
  • Cherokee: Inter: t- » chr|ᎠᏫ|tr=awi|sc=Cher
  • Chinese:
  • : Cantonese: Inter: tø » yue|鹿|tr=luk1
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t+ » cmn|鹿|tr=lù|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|jelen|m, Inter: t+ » cs|laň|f
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|hjort
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|hert|n
  • Esperanto: Inter: t+ » eo|cervo
  • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|hirv
  • Ewe: Inter: tø » ee|zi|n
  • Faroese: Inter: t- » fo|hjørtur
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|hirvieläin, Inter: t+ » fi|hirvi
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|cerf|m, Inter: t+ » fr|chevreuil|m
  • : Middle French: Inter: tø » frm|cerf|m
  • : Old French: Inter: tø » fro|cerf|m
  • Friulian: Inter: tø » fur|cierf, Inter: tø » fur|cierv
  • Galician: Inter: t- » gl|cervo
  • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|ირემი|tr=iremi|sc=Geor
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Hirsch|m
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ελάφι|n|tr=eláfi|sc=Grek, Inter: t+ » el|ζαρκάδι|n|tr=zarkáði|sc=Grek, Inter: qualifier » Gazella dorcas Inter: t- » el|δορκάδα|f|tr=ðorkáða|sc=Grek, Inter: qualifier » Cervus elaphus Inter: t+ » el|άλκη|f|tr=álci|sc=Grek
  • Guaraní: Inter: t+ » gn|guasu
  • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|איל|m|tr=ayal|sc=Hebr
  • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|हिरन|tr=hiran|sc=Deva, Inter: t- » hi|हरिण|tr=hariṇ|sc=Deva
  • Hopi: Inter: tø » hop|sowiʼyngwa
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|szarvas
  • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|hjörtur (Inter: t- » is|krónhjörtur)
  • Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|kijang, Inter: t+ » id|rusa, Inter: t+ » id|menjangan
  • Ineseño: Inter: tø » inz|wɨ
  • Interlingua: Inter: t- » ia|cervo
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|fia, Inter: t- » ga|os|m
  • : Old Irish: Inter: tø » sga|fíad
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|cervo|m, Inter: t+ » it|alce|f, Inter: t+ » it|renna|f, Inter: t+ » it|daino|m, Inter: t+ » it|capriolo|m
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|鹿|tr=しか, shika|sc=Jpan, Inter: t- » ja|シカ|tr=shika|sc=Jpan
  • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|사슴|tr=saseum|sc=Kore
  • Kurdish:
  • : Sorani: Inter: tø » ckb|ئاسک|sc=ku-Arab
  • Ladin: Inter: tø » lld|cerf
  • Lao: Inter: t- » lo|ຟານ|tr=faan|sc=Laoo
  • Latin: Inter: t- » la|ceruus, Inter: t+ » la|cervus|m, Inter: t- » la|cerva|f

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|briedis
    • Lithuanian: Inter: t+ » lt|elnias|m, Inter: t- » lt|elnė|f
    • Luxembourgish: Inter: t- » lb|Hirsch|m
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|елен|m|tr=élen|sc=Cyrl
    • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|rusa
    • Malayalam: Inter: t+ » ml|മാൻ|sc=Mlym
    • Maltese: Inter: t- » mt|ċerf (ċerf l-aħmar)
    • Mapudungun: Inter: tø » arn|wemül
    • Maricopa: Inter: tø » mrc|qwaq
    • Mi'kmaq: Inter: tø » mic|lentuk
    • Mongolian: Inter: t- » mn|буга|tr=buga|sc=Cyrl
    • Nahuatl: Inter: t+ » nah|mazatl
    • Navajo: Inter: tø » nv|bįįh
    • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|hjort
    • O'odham: Inter: tø » ood|sihki
    • Occitan: Inter: t- » oc|cèrvi
    • Old Church Slavonic: Inter: tø » cu|ѥлєнь|m|tr=jelenĭ|sc=Cyrs
    • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|گوزن|tr=gavazn|sc=fa-Arab
    • Pipil: Inter: tø » ppl|masat, Inter: tø » ppl|mazat
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|jeleń|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|veado|m, Inter: t+ » pt|cervo|m
    • Quechua: Inter: t- » qu|taruka (Bolivia), Inter: t- » qu|taruca (Ecuador)
    • Rohingya: Inter: tø » rhg|hórin
    • Romani: Inter: tø » rom|cherbo|m
    • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|cerb|m, Inter: t+ » ro|ciută|f, Inter: t+ » ro|căprioară
    • Romansch: Inter: t- » rm|tschierv
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|олень|m|tr=olénʹ|sc=Cyrl
    • Sami: ruksesgoddi
    • Sanskrit: Inter: t- » sa|मृग|tr=mṛga-|sc=Deva
    • Sardinian: Inter: t- » sc|crebu, Inter: t- » sc|crefu, Inter: t- » sc|cherbu, Inter: t- » sc|chervu
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|fiadh
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|јелен|m|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » sh|кошута|m|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » sh|лане|m|sc=Cyrl
    • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|jelen|m, Inter: t- » sh|košuta|f, Inter: t- » sh|lane|n
    • Sicilian: Inter: t+ » scn|cervu|m
    • Sindarin: aras`
    • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|jeleň|m
    • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|jelen|m, Inter: t+ » sl|košuta|f
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|ciervo|m, Inter: qualifier » Latin America Inter: t- » es|venado|m
    • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|kulungu
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|hjort, Inter: t+ » sv|hjortdjur|n
    • Tai Dam: Inter: tø » blt|quang|sc=Tavt
    • Taos: Inter: tø » twf|pę́na
    • Telugu: Inter: t+ » te|జింక|tr=jimka|sc=Telu
    • Thai: Inter: t+ » th|กวาง|tr=kwaang
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|geyik
    • Turkmen: Inter: t- » tk|sugun
    • Ukrainian: Inter: t+ » uk|олень|m|tr=olénʹ|sc=Cyrl
    • Urdu: Inter: t- » ur|ہرن|tr=hiran|sc=ur-Arab
    • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|hươu, Inter: t+ » vi|nai
    • Volapük: Inter: qualifier » ♂♀ Inter: t+ » vo|stäg, Inter: qualifier » ♂ Inter: t+ » vo|histäg, Inter: qualifier » ♀ Inter: t+ » vo|jistäg, Inter: qualifier » ♂♀ offspring Inter: t+ » vo|stägül, Inter: qualifier » ♂ offspring Inter: t- » vo|histägül, Inter: qualifier » ♀ offspring Inter: t- » vo|jistägül, Inter: qualifier » diminutive ♂♀ Inter: t- » vo|stägil, Inter: qualifier » diminutive ♂ Inter: t- » vo|histägil, Inter: qualifier » diminutive ♀ Inter: t- » vo|jistägil
    • Welsh: Inter: t+ » cy|carw, Inter: t- » cy|hydd|m
    • West Frisian: Inter: t- » fy|hart
    • Yaqui: Inter: tø » yaq|maaso


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » meat from the animal
    • Ainu: Inter: tø » ain|ユㇰハル|tr=yukharu
    • Basque: Inter: t- » eu|oreinki
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|鹿肉|tr=lùròu|sc=Hani
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|hirvi, Inter: t+ » fi|hirvenliha, Inter: t+ » fi|peura, Inter: t+ » fi|peuranliha, Inter: t+ » fi|kauris, Inter: t- » fi|kauriinliha, Inter: t+ » fi|poro, Inter: t+ » fi|poronliha


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ελάφι|n
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|оленина|m|tr=olenína
  • Swahili: Inter: t- » sw|nyama ya kulungu
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|hjortkött|n
  • Volapük: Inter: t- » vo|stägamit

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Anagrams

    * dere, de re, dree, rede, reed, Reed
    Category: Category:English invariant nouns -
    Category: Category:English nouns with irregular plurals -
    Category: Category:en:Cervids -

    Dutch

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: rhymes » eːr|lang=nl

    Verb

    Inter: head » nl|verb form
  • Inter: nl-verb-form » p=1|n=sg|t=pres|m=ind|deren
    1. Inter: nl-verb-form » m=imp|deren


    Limburgish

    Etymology

    From Germanic *deuzom, from Indo-European *dheusom.
    Cognate with English deer (Old English dēor), Dutch dier, German Tier, Swedish djur; and with Lithuanian dvēsti, Russian душа (dušá).

    Noun

    Inter: head » li|noun|g=n
  • pet
    1. (obsolete) beast, animal

      Inflection

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    |+ Inflection
    !
    ! Root singular
    ! Root plural
    ! Diminutive singular
    ! Diminutive plural
    |-
    ! Nominative
    |deer
    |deer
    |deerke
    |deerkes
    |-
    ! Genitive
    |deers
    |deer
    |deerkes
    |deerkes
    |-
    ! Locative
    |daer
    |daer
    |daerke
    |daerkes
    |-
    ! Dative¹
    |daerem
    |daerer
    |?
    |?
    |-
    ! Accusative¹
    |deer
    |?
    |deerke
    |deerkes
    |}
    • Dative and accusative are nowadays obsolete, use nominative instead.


    Translation: af » deer
    Translation: bg » deer
    Translation: ca » deer
    Translation: cy » deer
    Translation: de » deer
    Translation: et » deer
    Translation: el » deer
    Translation: es » deer
    Translation: eo » deer
    Translation: eu » deer
    Translation: fa » deer
    Translation: fr » deer
    Translation: gl » deer
    Translation: ko » deer
    Translation: hy » deer
    Translation: io » deer
    Translation: id » deer
    Translation: it » deer
    Translation: kn » deer
    Translation: ka » deer
    Translation: kk » deer
    Translation: ku » deer
    Translation: lo » deer
    Translation: lt » deer
    Translation: li » deer
    Translation: hu » deer
    Translation: mg » deer
    Translation: ml » deer
    Translation: mr » deer
    Translation: my » deer
    Category: nah:deer -
    Translation: nl » deer
    Translation: ja » deer
    Translation: pl » deer
    Translation: pt » deer
    Translation: ro » deer
    Translation: ru » deer
    Translation: sq » deer
    Category: simple:deer -
    Translation: fi » deer
    Translation: sv » deer
    Translation: ta » deer
    Translation: te » deer
    Translation: th » deer
    Translation: tr » deer
    Translation: vi » deer
    Translation: zh » deer