• "The stag stayed by his mate's body."
    "The stag stayed by his mate's body."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v stag watch, observe, or inquire secretly
    • v stag give away information about somebody "He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam"
    • v stag attend a dance or a party without a female companion
    • n stag adult male deer
    • n stag a male deer, especially an adult male red deer
    • ***

Additional illustrations & photos:

The Stag in the Ox Stall The Stag in the Ox Stall
A stag and doe are visible between the trees A stag and doe are visible between the trees
Chasing after dogs chasing a stag Chasing after dogs chasing a stag
A stag gazes at his reflection in a lake while hunters approach A stag gazes at his reflection in a lake while hunters approach
A lion dividing a stag while three other beasts look on A lion dividing a stag while three other beasts look on
Round book-plate: Three stags on a shield below two rings Round book-plate: Three stags on a shield below two rings

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Stag beetles have stronger mandibles than humans.
    • Stag A castrated bull; -- called also bull stag, and bull seg. See the Note under Ox.
    • Stag A colt, or filly; also, a romping girl.
    • Stag (Stock Exchange) An outside irregular dealer in stocks, who is not a member of the exchange.
    • Stag (Stock Exchange) One who applies for the allotment of shares in new projects, with a view to sell immediately at a premium, and not to hold the stock.
    • Stag (Zoöl) The adult male of the red deer (Cervus elaphus), a large European species closely related to the American elk, or wapiti.
    • Stag (Zoöl) The European wren.
    • Stag (Zoöl) The male of certain other species of large deer.
    • v. i Stag (Com) To act as a “stag,” or irregular dealer in stocks.
    • v. t Stag To watch; to dog, or keep track of.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stag The male of various animals, especially of the deer tribe. Specifically— The male red-deer or a deer of other large species of the genus Cervus in a restricted sense; a hart, of which the female is a hind; and particularly the adult hart, at least five years old, with antlers fully developed (compare staggard, and see cuts under antler); in heraldry, a horned deer with branched antlers. The stag of Europe is Cervus elaphus, now found wild in Great Britain only in the Highlands of Scotland. It is a magnificent animal, standing 4 feet high at the shoulder, with the antlers 3 feet long, having sometimes ten points and palmated at the crown: sometimes known as a stag of ten. The hind is hornless and smaller. The corresponding animal in North America is the wapiti, there called elk (Cervus canadensis), larger than the European stag, with much-branched antlers sometimes upward of 4 feet long, not palmated at the end. (See cut under wapiti.) There are several Asiatic stags, among them the rusine deer (see Rusa, sambur).
    • n stag In commercial slang: An outside irregular dealer in stocks, not a member of the exchange.
    • n stag A person who applies for the allotment of shares in a joint-stock company, not because he wishes to hold the shares, but because he hopes to sell the allotment at a premium. If he fails in this he forbears to pay the deposit, and the allotment is forfeited.
    • n stag A romping girl; a hoyden.
    • n stag The color of the stag; a red dirty-brown color.
    • stag In commercial slang, to act as a stag on the stock exchange. See stag, n., 2.
    • stag To follow warily, as a deer-stalker does a deer; dog; watch.
    • stag To cut off (trousers at the knee, or boots at the ankle).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Stag stag the male deer, esp. one of the red deer
    • Stag a speculator who applies for shares or stock in new concerns quoted at a premium, hoping to obtain an allotment and secure a profit without holding the stock, one who sells new securities quoted at a premium before allotment
    • v.t Stag to follow, to dog, to shadow
    • v.i Stag to act as a stag on the stock-exchange
    • ***


  • Ezra Pound
    “'Tis the white stag, Fame, we're a-hunting, bid the world's hounds come to horn!”
  • Proverb
    “An army of deer would be more formidable commanded by a lion, than an army of lions commanded by a stag.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Icel. steggr, the male of several animals; or a doubtful AS. stagga,. Cf. Steg


In literature:

"Favourite Fables in Prose and Verse" by Various
The Dominie, more confident, lifted his rifle, and the stag rolled over dead.
"With Axe and Rifle" by W.H.G. Kingston
Close to us there was a fine noble stag, for which I immediately took a fancy.
"Travels and Adventures of Monsieur Violet" by Captain Marryat
Just then the stag stopped, and, wheeling suddenly round, faced its pursuer.
"Adventures in the Far West" by W.H.G. Kingston
A most remarkable stag hunt is recorded as having taken place in Westmoreland, which extended into Scotland.
"Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals" by R. Lee
Then through it would come one stag pursued by three black greyhounds.
"Red Cap Tales" by Samuel Rutherford Crockett
The last time we had a drive there we got three, one o' them a stag with very fine antlers.
"The Eagle Cliff" by R.M. Ballantyne
By evening he was compelled to admit, as he retraced his steps to The Stag, that he had not advanced in any way.
"The Flaw in the Sapphire" by Charles M. Snyder
Going through the woods as swift as the wind, he saw a great white Stag.
"Little Mr. Thimblefinger and His Queer Country" by Joel Chandler Harris
Herring, who brought down on 24th February, from Woburn, two stags and four hinds.
"The Forest of Dean An Historical and Descriptive Account" by H. G. Nicholls

In poetry:

To the summer fields go
The stags, with antlers
Only stubs;
My darling's heart:
Have I thought of you.
"To the summer fields" by Kakinomoto no Asomi Hitomaro
So hurry along, the stag's afoot,
The Master's up and away!
Halloo! Halloo! we'll follow it through
From Bratton to Porlock Bay!
"A Song Of Exmoor" by Sir Henry Newbolt
A furious Stag advancing sprung,
Eager along the echoing wood,
As if vindictive for his young,
To reach the spot, where now they stood.
"The Stag" by William Hayley
Profoundly still the twilight air,
Lifeless the landscape; so we deem
Till like a phantom gliding near
A stag bends down to drink the stream.
"Speak of the North! A Lonely Moor" by Charlotte Bronte
The lovely nymph prophetic spoke;
The Stag, as taught by powers above,
Oft met them at their fav'rite oak,
And seem'd to bless their tender love.
"The Stag" by William Hayley
O, hurry, where by water, among the trees,
The delicate-stepping stag and his lady sigh,
When they have looked upon their images
Would none had ever loved but you and I!
"The Ragged Wood" by William Butler Yeats

In news:

Joseph's Hawks vs Fairfield Stags.
No recent news for STAG Industrial Inc.
It's "Deer Rutting Season" in England and park rangers are warning people to keep away from the deer as the stags compete for females to mate with.
Visit Red Stag Engineering & Automation Inc. E3356 Mountain View Lane Waupaca, WI 54981 United States.
Bastille Day Block Party, Red Stag Block Party lineups announced.
You can read Stag 's hurricane Sandy report here.
"The Iron Stag King" at House Theatre of Chicago.
The centennial of the St Louis World's Fair gives us a once-every-hundred-years opportunity to reclaim Stag beer as our own.
Zoeller hits up Plymouth Country Club's Fall Stag event.
London Man Climbs Tree to Escape Rut-Crazed Stag in Park.
A leisurely stroll in the park ended with a London man getting treed by a worked-up stag .
The Lady Stags never led in the game as the Blackhawks jumped out to an early 12-4 lead.
Kimmie Brazington led the Lady Stags with seven points.
Theater Modeled After Skywalker Ranch's " Stag ".
An installer uses research and first-hand observation to create a replica of George Lucas' " Stag " theater.

In science:

The band 0.58 ± 0.04 captures the spread in estimates from recent simulations using improved fermion formulations (Domain wall (DW), overlap, and staggered(Stag)).
Phenomenology using lattice QCD
First, setting all the masses equal, one obtains the theory with one unrooted staggered flavor: Z root(m, m, m, m) = Z dmg det[Dstag (m)] ≡ Z stag (m) .
Rooted staggered fermions: good, bad or ugly?
Clearly one can move from Z stag to ZMILC by varying the quark masses.
Rooted staggered fermions: good, bad or ugly?
The strategy of the argument is to do so by calculating all derivatives of Z stag w.r.t. the mi at the degenerate point, and then summing the series.
Rooted staggered fermions: good, bad or ugly?
Using this method, one is able to start from a physical theory (Z stag ) with known EFT and obtain the EFT for ZMILC .
Rooted staggered fermions: good, bad or ugly?