from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various hoofed ruminant mammals of the family Cervidae, characteristically having deciduous antlers borne chiefly by the males. The deer family also includes the elk, moose, caribou, and reindeer.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A beast, usually a quadruped as opposed to birds, fish, etc.
- n. (Esp. in phrase small deer) Any animal, especially a mammal.
- n. a ruminant mammal with antlers and hooves of the family Cervidae or one of several similar animals from related families of the order Artiodactyla
- n. The meat of such an animal
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any animal; especially, a wild animal.
- n. A ruminant of the genus Cervus, of many species, and of related genera of the family Cervidæ. The males, and in some species the females, have solid antlers, often much branched, which are shed annually. Their flesh, for which they are hunted, is called venison.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any wild quadruped.
- n. The general name of the solid-horned ruminants of the family Ccrvidœ, and especially of the genus Cervus. See these words.
- n. A term loosely applied to the chevrotains, of the family Tragulidæ (which see), from their resemblance to musk-deer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. distinguished from Bovidae by the male's having solid deciduous antlers
There are a few other kinds of deer in America, but the funniest of them is called the _mule deer_, which lives along the Rocky Mountains.
But in one thing the tiger is better off than the deer: _the tiger can see farther than the deer_.
II. i.100 (161,5) [too unruly deer] The ambiguity of _deer_ and _dear_ is borrowed, poor as it is, by Waller, in his poem on the _Ladies
III. i.91 (443,8) It was my deer] The play upon _deer_ and _dear_ has been used by Waller, who calls a lady's girdle, _The pale that held my lovely_ deer.
Before season starts i just go to where the deer are and make a blind and I have killed all of my deer from a blind.
What a buck some people have all the luck but i rather be lucky than good any day i just cant get over how big this deer is and all the points coming out every where congrads on a magnificent buck i dont think you can ever beat that in your life time if you do iam coming to ill. and hunting beside you.
Sitting in a tree and waiting on a deer is one thing, being able to track and sneak up on a deer is another.
They come by and give a tag and the deer is yours.
Considering the huge amounts of edible plants and insects available in almost every terrain, killing a deer is an unnecessary waste.
Killing a deer is a kind of acceptance of the interconnectedness of life.
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