Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various small, swift antelopes of the genus Gazella and related genera of Africa and Asia, characteristically having a slender neck and annulate horns.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An antelope of the genus Gazella mostly native to Africa and capable of running at high speeds for long periods.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of several small, swift, elegantly formed species of antelope, of the genus Gazella, esp. G. dorcas; -- called also algazel, corinne, korin, and kevel. The gazelles are celebrated for the luster and soft expression of their eyes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See gazel.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. small swift graceful antelope of Africa and Asia having lustrous eyes

Etymologies

French, from Old French, from Arabic ġazāl.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French gazelle, from Old French gazel, from Arabic غزال (ghazāl). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Know O Jinni! that this gazelle is the daughter of my paternal uncle, my own flesh and blood, and I married her when she was a young maid, and I lived with her well nigh thirty years, yet was I not blessed with issue by her.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The gazelle is thawing out, the booze has been bought (and some it has already been consumed), prizes have been purchased and the insurance waivers have been signed (We're not going to play * jump the alligator* if I don't have insurance, no way).

    Blogfest & Book-Burning 2008--It's On!

  • The gazelle is marinating, the good folks at City Hall have sprung for a new BBQ this year, prizes have been purchased, and now all we are waiting on is time, and you.

    Blogfest & Book-Burning 2008

  • Numbers of dorcas gazelle and aoudad may have increased since the creation of the reserve, but dama gazelle is declining due to continued military poaching and tourist disturbance.

    Aïr and Ténéré Natural Reserves, Niger

  • Aghazal was the Lambaneish word for the small leaping deer we called gazelle in the High, and indeed she bore some resemblance to her namesake, with her long neck, lustrous eyes, and graceful movements.

    Wildfire

  • The BBQ gazelle is free with the purchase of 100 carbon credits.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • The gazelle is on the rotisserie, our blogger friends are arriving and I have whipped up some tasty snacks for the evening so join The Mayor, Fenris, TLDG and I for the live blogging event of the day.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • By far, the best way to slaughter a gazelle is to punch the living shit out of it.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • At up to 80 kg, a male Grant’s gazelle is near the upper limit of the cheetah’s typical prey choice, though they will also take 90-kg antelopes like topi on occasion, and Hans Kruuk documented cheetahs killing wildebeest and young kudus and zebras.

    Finally: big cat kills uncensored and uncut

  • This surprise sighting – I learn later the gazelle is a Red Duiker – is followed moments later by a family of vervet monkeys chatting high in the treetops, feasting on fruit and playing monkey games in the branches overhead.

    'It is clear these beautiful animals are as curious about us as we are about them'

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