doe

noun
\ ˈdō How to pronounce doe (audio) \
plural does or doe

Definition of doe

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the adult female of various mammals (such as a deer, rabbit, or kangaroo) of which the male is called buck

Definition of DOE (Entry 2 of 2)

1 Department of Energy
2 depends on experience

Examples of doe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The Honda struck the doe and went into the west ditch and the Harley-Davidson tipped over, avoiding a collision with the deer and the other motorcycle. Forum News Service, Twin Cities, "Motorcycle passenger killed in western Minnesota crash," 6 Aug. 2019 The doe was found by a resident of the Willow Springs neighborhood with arrows inside her: one in her gut, the other in her neck. Oscar Contreras, The Denver Post, "Doe who had just given birth found with two arrows in her body in Morrison neighborhood," 5 Aug. 2019 Mystery of the 3-legged deer solved:Man charged with killing beloved doeHelping the ecosystem Harlan came across the unconventional meat thanks to his dog, Chien du Marais, French for Marsh Dog, who has chronic allergies. Victoria Dodge, USA TODAY, "A rodent-like pest destroying the Louisiana coast finds new enemy in dog treat business," 7 Sep. 2019 In the distance, three young does picked their way through the undergrowth. Nicola Twilley, The New Yorker, "A Trailblazing Plan to Fight California Wildfires," 19 Aug. 2019 Earlier in the day, Janice Morgan noticed the doe lying in the corner of their yard for more than an hour. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A deer and dog had a wild encounter in a Wauwatosa backyard," 10 June 2019 The Sheriff’s Office said the two motorcycles, a 2001 Honda and a 2002 Harley-Davidson, were southbound on County Road 15 when a doe and fawn crossed the road. Forum News Service, Twin Cities, "Motorcycle passenger killed in western Minnesota crash," 6 Aug. 2019 Their 2-year-old dog, Zuzu, was caught on camera as a doe chased her around the yard. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A deer and dog had a wild encounter in a Wauwatosa backyard," 10 June 2019 The doe’s carcass will undergo a necropsy at the Wildlife Health Lab. Kieran Nicholson, The Denver Post, "Doe put down after attacking, seriously injuring 85-year-old woman in northwest Colorado," 12 June 2019

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First Known Use of doe

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for doe

Noun

Middle English do, from Old English ; akin to German dialect doe

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doe

noun
How to pronounce DOE (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of doe

: a female animal (such as a deer, rabbit, or kangaroo)

doe

noun
\ ˈdō How to pronounce doe (audio) \

Kids Definition of doe

: the female of an animal (as a deer or kangaroo) the male of which is called buck

Medical Definition of DOE

dyspnea on exertion

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