reindeer

noun rein·deer \ ˈrān-ˌdir \
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of reindeer

:caribou used especially for one of the Old World

Examples of reindeer in a Sentence

  1. a large herd of reindeer

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Origin and Etymology of reindeer

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


REINDEER Defined for English Language Learners

reindeer

noun

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

noun rein·deer \ ˈrān-ˌdir \

Definition of reindeer for Students

plural reindeer


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