Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various swift-running ruminant mammals of the family Bovidae, native to Africa and Eurasia and having unbranched horns.
  • noun A pronghorn.
  • noun Leather made from antelope hide.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An animal of the genus Antilope or subfamily Antilopinæ; especially, the sasin or common Indian antelope, Antilope cervicapra. See Antilope, Antilopinæ, and cut under sasin.
  • noun A name sometimes given to the saiga, and to the cabrit or pronghorn. See these words; also Antilocapra and Antilocapridæ.
  • noun [capitalized] (Pron. an-tel′ ō˙-pē.) Sometimes incorrectly used for Antilope.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) One of a group of ruminant quadrupeds, intermediate between the deer and the goat. The horns are usually annulated, or ringed. There are many species in Africa and Asia.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of several African mammals of the family Bovidae distinguished by hollow horns, which, unlike deer, they do not shed.
  • noun US The pronghorn, Antilocapra americana.

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

  • noun graceful Old World ruminant with long legs and horns directed upward and backward; includes gazelles; springboks; impalas; addax; gerenuks; blackbucks; dik-diks

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, heraldic beast, probably from Old French antelop, savage beast with sawlike horns, from Medieval Latin anthalopus, from Late Greek antholops.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old French antelop, from Medieval Latin ant(h)alopus, from Byzantine Greek anthólops.

Examples

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  • I do not know

    What fury urged him slay

    Her antelope who meant him naught but good

    from "The Queen's Complaint," Sylvia Plath

    April 14, 2008

  • plural is singular form

    May 29, 2011