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Definition of "deer" []

  • Any of various hoofed ruminant mammals of the family Cervidae, characteristically having deciduous antlers borne chiefly by the males. The deer family also includes the elk, moose, caribou, and reindeer. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "deer" in a sentence
  • "There are a few other kinds of deer in America, but the funniest of them is called the _mule deer_, which lives along the Rocky Mountains."
  • "But in one thing the tiger is better off than the deer: _the tiger can see farther than the deer_."
  • "II. i.100 (161,5) [too unruly deer] The ambiguity of _deer_ and _dear_ is borrowed, poor as it is, by Waller, in his poem on the _Ladies"