antelope

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noun an·te·lope \ˈan-tə-ˌlōp\

Definition of antelope

plural

antelope

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antelopes

  1. 1a :  any of various ruminant deerlike mammals (family Bovidae) chiefly of Africa and southwest Asia that have a slender lean build and usually horns directed upward and backwardb :  pronghorn

  2. 2 :  leather from antelope hide

Origin and Etymology of antelope

Middle English, fabulous heraldic beast, probably from Middle French antelop savage animal with sawlike horns, from Medieval Latin anthalopus, from Late Greek antholop-, antholops


First Known Use: 1607


ANTELOPE Defined for English Language Learners

antelope

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noun an·te·lope \ˈan-tə-ˌlōp\

Definition of antelope for English Language Learners

  • : an animal in Africa and Asia that looks like a deer, has horns pointing up and back, and runs very fast


ANTELOPE Defined for Kids

antelope

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noun an·te·lope \ˈan-tə-ˌlōp\

Definition of antelope for Students

  1. :  an animal chiefly of Africa and southwest Asia that resembles a deer and has horns that extend upward and backward



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