doe

1 of 2

noun

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

DOE

2 of 2

abbreviation

1
Department of Energy
2
depends on experience

Examples of doe in a Sentence

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Noun
That includes everything from wildlife diseases to invasive carp, from doe permits to trout stamps — and trying to keep hunters and anglers happy about walleyes, whitetails and waterfowl. John Myers, Twin Cities, 9 June 2024 As a hunter lands several arrows in his quarry, a wounded doe nibbles some growing dittany. Adrienne Mayor, Discover Magazine, 28 May 2024 That opportunistic behavior was documented at one of NDA’s Field to Fork events in Missouri in 2022, when a new hunter began to approach his first deer just as a skunk crawled onto the dead doe’s back and dug into the backstraps. Natalie Krebs, Outdoor Life, 23 May 2024 Image Sophia Redman, a freshman in 2022, making an initial cut into a doe during an agriculture class. Katie Currid Mark Josephson, New York Times, 19 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for doe 

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Word History

Etymology

Noun

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

First Known Use

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of doe was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Doe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/doe. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

doe

noun
plural does or doe
: the female especially of an adult mammal (as a deer, an antelope, or a rabbit) of which the male is called buck

Medical Definition

DOE

abbreviation
dyspnea on exertion

Legal Definition

DOE

abbreviation

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