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 deer, which appeared to be a young red deer doe, was exhausted by the time it was brought onto the boat by Bowditch and his charter guest Morgan Lloyd. People Staff, PEOPLE.com, 23 Aug. 2021 Another affordable option is NYX's buildable cream blush, which comes with a user-friendly doe-foot applicator for easy application. Jim Asker, Billboard, 10 Aug. 2021 Amid doe-eyed stories of overwhelmed police engaging in walkouts and a rash of angry op-eds about underfunded police departments leading to waves of violent crime, the market for new police gadgets and gizmos is quietly booming. Jacob Silverman, The New Republic, 27 July 2021 Other studies in Georgia and Alabama have shown coyote predation to be a leading cause of fawn mortality, and lower fall fawn-to-doe ratios since the arrival of coyotes. Bob Humphrey, Outdoor Life, 9 Mar. 2021 Gorging like gourmands on 7 pounds of plant matter a day, a doe that might normally drop one fawn a year now often gives birth to twins or triplets. Frank Hyman, WSJ, 9 July 2021 Other studies in Georgia and Alabama have shown coyote predation to be a leading cause of fawn mortality, and lower fall fawn-to-doe ratios since the arrival of coyotes. Bob Humphrey, Outdoor Life, 9 Mar. 2021 Adorable overload: For the next few weeks or months, people in some Cleveland Heights neighborhoods will have a rare opportunity to see a large doe walking around the neighborhood, followed by her four fawns. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, 23 June 2021 Other studies in Georgia and Alabama have shown coyote predation to be a leading cause of fawn mortality, and lower fall fawn-to-doe ratios since the arrival of coyotes. Bob Humphrey, Outdoor Life, 9 Mar. 2021

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/doe. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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doe

noun

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

DOE

abbreviation

Medical Definition of DOE

dyspnea on exertion

DOE

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