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deer

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noun, \ˈdir\

Simple Definition of deer

  • : a large wild animal that has four long thin legs, brown fur, and antlers if male

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of deer

plural deer also deers

  1. 1 archaic :  animal; especially :  a small mammal

  2. 2 :  any of numerous slender-legged ruminant mammals (family Cervidae, the deer family) having usually brownish fur and antlers borne by the males of nearly all and by the females of a few forms

deerlike play \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Origin of deer

Middle English, deer, animal, from Old English dēor beast; akin to Old High German tior wild animal, Lithuanian dvasia breath, spirit


First Known Use: before 12th century

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DEER Defined for Kids

deer

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noun \ˈdir\

Definition of deer for Students

plural deer

  1. :  a mammal that has cloven hoofs and in the male antlers which are often branched





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