deer

Definitions

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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n deer distinguished from Bovidae by the male's having solid deciduous antlers
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The deer leaps over the Prince The deer leaps over the Prince
The Prince is turned into a deer The Prince is turned into a deer
Blacktail deer snapped with a background of snow Blacktail deer snapped with a background of snow
John Deere plow, one of the three plows made by Deere in 1838 John Deere plow, one of the three plows made by Deere in 1838
John Deere sulky plow, about 1920 John Deere sulky plow, about 1920
John Deere Model D tractor, 1923 John Deere Model D tractor, 1923
Badlands on the Red Deer River in Alberta. This region is the richest known collecting ground for cretacic dinosaurs Badlands on the Red Deer River in Alberta. This region is the richest known collecting ground for cretacic dinosaurs
American Museum Expedition on the Red Deer River. Fossils secured along the banks were packed and loaded aboard the large scow and floated down the river to the railway station American Museum Expedition on the Red Deer River. Fossils secured along the banks were packed and loaded aboard the...

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: An eagle can kill a young deer and fly away with it.
    • Deer (Zoöl) 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.
    • Deer Any animal; especially, a wild animal. "Mice and rats, and such small deer .""The camel, that great deer ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Deer sleep only 5 minutes a day.
    • n deer Any wild quadruped.
    • n deer The general name of the solid-horned ruminants of the family Ccrvidœ, and especially of the genus Cervus. See these words. Most of the deer have solid deciduous horns, of the kind called antlers, in the male only; but in the reindeer they are present in both sexes; in the musk-deer (Moschinœ) they are wanting. The largest living deer are the elk of Europe and the moose of America; the smallest are the muntjacs and musk-deer, which are further distinguished by the large tusk-like canine teeth of the males. The term deer being so comprehensive, and the animals being so conspicuous, the leading kinds have mostly received distinctive names, as the reindeer, roe-deer, musk- deer, etc. (See these words, and also brocket, elk, moose, roe, stag, wapiti, caribou, black-tail.) Deer are found fossil as far back as the Pliocene period. The best-known extinct species is the Irish elk, Cervus megaceros. The leading genera of livingdeer are Alces, Rangifer, Dama, Cervus (with many subgenera), Capreolus, Cervulus, Mosehus, and Hydropotes. The species are numerous, and are found in most continental parts of the world, excepting southern Africa and Australia. The common deer of the United States is Cariacus virginianus. See Cariacus.
    • n deer A term loosely applied to the chevrotains, of the family Tragulidæ (which see), from their resemblance to musk-deer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: George Washington's teeth were actually: carved from animal tusks, some of them were also somebody else's teeth, and some of them were from animals like deer and cales.
    • n Deer dēr a quadruped of several species, as the stag, reindeer, &c.; in M. E., any kind of animal
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Quotations

  • Emily Dickinson
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    “A wounded deer leaps the highest.”
  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “An army of deer would be more formidable commanded by a lion, than an army of lions commanded by a stag.”

Idioms

Deer in the headlights - When one is caught offguard and needs to make a decision, but cannot react quickly.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. der, deor, animal, wild animal, AS. deór,; akin to D. dier, OFries. diar, G. thier, tier, Icel. dȳr, Dan. dyr, Sw. djur, Goth. dius,; of unknown origin. √71
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. deór; Ger. thier, Dut. dier; Ice. dýr. There is no connection with Gr. thēr, L. fera, a wild beast.

Usage

In literature:

Daddy had just brought in some deer meat.
"A Virginia Scout" by Hugh Pendexter
I mean Harrod's nephew's deer.
"The Flaming Jewel" by Robert W. Chambers
Joseph Brierton bought it and used it on his farm, and the Deere Company obtained it in 1901.
"Agricultural Implements and Machines in the Collection of the National Museum of History and Technology" by John T. Schlebecker
Deer, elk, and sheep were probably hunted there in the forties and fifties.
"The Book of the National Parks" by Robert Sterling Yard
The Mouse-deer called out to him, and he looked in and asked the Mouse-deer what he was doing at the bottom of the pit.
"Children of Borneo" by Edwin Herbert Gomes
There were always plenty of deer down in the cedar swamp, and their tracks were as plain as a lumberman's logging road.
"Forest Neighbors" by William Davenport Hulbert
Both knew that Ossaroo meant by "Samboo," the great deer or stag known to Europeans as the sambur deer.
"The Plant Hunters" by Mayne Reid
Knowest thou not that it is trespass to kill deer upon the land of another?
"In Doublet and Hose" by Lucy Foster Madison
You'll have to kill a deer or a buffalo soon, Jim.
"The Great Sioux Trail" by Joseph Altsheler
Bears, wolves, deer, and other wild indigenous animals, are also found here.
"Travels in North America, From Modern Writers" by William Bingley
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In poetry:

Hanging on the Plate fleets' flanks
Like hounds upon the deer,
Roving, raiding, voyaging
Year on weary year.
"The Queen's Ships" by Cicely Fox Smith
Isaac.
Alas my father deere,
Uppon my knees I humbly pray you heere,
My youthfull yeeres to pitie, if you may.
"A Tragedie of Abrahams Sacrifice" by Arthur Golding
Next evening shone the waxing moon
As sweetly as before;
The deer upon the grassy mead
Was seen again no more.
"The White-Footed Deer" by William Cullen Bryant
"His name is Lancelot du Lake,
He slew my brother deere;
Him I suspect of all the rest:
I would I had him here."
"Sir Lancelot Du Lake" by Thomas Percy
The Leader, rolling to the Tweed,
Resounds the ensenzie;
They roused the deer from Caddenhead,
To distant Torwoodlee.
"Thomas the Rhymer" by Sir Walter Scott
"Truly," said Robin without fear,
Smiling there as he stood,
"Never was slain so fat a deer
In good old Gamelyn wood."
"Robin Hood's Flight" by James Henry Leigh Hunt

In news:

As hunters in southeastern Minnesota head outdoors for the final weekend of the deer-hunting season, some will wait to spot a deer the way they always have — perched atop a tree on a makeshift tree stand.
Deer harvest numbers are up 20 percent statewide this year compared to last after the opening weekend of Wisconsin's nine day gun deer hunting season.
Deere & Company, founded in 1837 (collectively called John Deere ), has grown from a one-man blacksmith shop into a corporation that today does business around the world and employs approximately 56,000 people.
In this Aug 31, 2011 photo, a flag displaying the John Deere logo flies at the John Deere farming equipment exhibit area during the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Ill.
Rueben Schwartz regularly hauls a John Deere 160 excavator and a John Deere 750 dozer on his Rogers TAG25XXL trailer.
Wisconsin deer hunters registered more than 243,000 deer during this year's nine-day gun season.
Deer Deter is an automated electronic system designed to keep wild deer and other large animals from running into oncoming traffic in the dark of night.
Hunters should get OK from landowners To the editor : It is now deer season, and hunters are looking for the best places to hunt deer.
"You cannot enter private property just to pursue deer just because that deer is wounded".
Deere Farms Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch will be wrapping up their fifth season with a big splash Nov 3 and 4, from 1 to 5 pm After Halloween, bring all your pumpkins back to Deere Farms, 1565 St Johns Church Road NE, Lanesville, Ind.
One of the photo just shows the Deer and the Fawn , while the other one shows a Deer nursing the Fawn .
The Michigan DNR wants to remind hunters that deer season isn't necessarily just for deer anymore.
Deer fighting for its life in Laguna high tide deer, beach, laguna, cove, kravetz, ran, swimming, water, stuck, high.
In 2011, the 11 days that comprised the Firearms "Main Portion" season yielded 191,000 of the 292,000 deer harvested throughout all deer hunting seasons.
Deer hunters are gearing up for the biggest hunting event in Missouri- firearms deer season.
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In science:

Such distributions are quite common in the social and life sciences, and are found to be more prevelent in the physical sciences than was once believed, see for example West and Deering .
From Knowledge, Knowability and the Search for Objective Randomness to a New Vision of Complexity
Deering, The Lure of Modern Science: Fractal Thinking, Studies of Nonlinear Phenomena in Life Science, Vol. 3, World Scientific, New Jersey (1995). B.J.
From Knowledge, Knowability and the Search for Objective Randomness to a New Vision of Complexity
Reports of the discovery of magnetic sensing in large mammals such as cattle and deer, published in and supported by observations of the behavior of cattle near power lines also point to possible health risks for humans.
No alignment of cattle along geomagnetic field lines found
Along the data obtained in this way, Begall et al. also studied the angles of almost 3000 body axes of wild ruminants (red deer and roe deer), obtained by direct field glass observations and by examining the prints left behind in show by resting or sleeping wild animals.
No alignment of cattle along geomagnetic field lines found
Thus, snakes wrestle with each other instead of biting, and mule deer crash or put antlers against antlers, but do not hurt the unprotected side of the partner.
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
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