reindeer

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noun rein·deer \ˈrān-ˌdir\

Definition of reindeer

  1. :  caribou —used especially for one of the Old World

Examples of reindeer in a sentence

  1. a large herd of reindeer

Origin and Etymology of reindeer

Middle English reindere, from Old Norse hreinn reindeer + Middle English deer animal, deer


First Known Use: 15th century


REINDEER Defined for English Language Learners

reindeer

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noun rein·deer \ˈrān-ˌdir\

Definition of reindeer for English Language Learners

  • : a large type of deer that lives in northern parts of the world


REINDEER Defined for Kids

reindeer

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noun rein·deer \ˈrān-ˌdir\

Definition of reindeer for Students

plural

reindeer

  1. :  caribou



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