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antelope

Definition:

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

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Plurals:

antelope* | antelopes
(* antelope may be used in a singular or plural context)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Old French antelop, from Medieval Latin ant(h)alopus (11th century), from Greek...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Antelope

a term referring to many even-toed ungulate species indigenous to various regions in Africa and Eurasia. Antelopes comprise a miscellaneous group within the family Bovidae, encompassing those old world species that are neither cattle, sheep, buffalo, ... (36 of 2766 words, 8 images)

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Antelope (disambiguation)

herbivorous mammals. Antelope may also refer to: Antelope, Newfoundland and Labrador | Antelope, California, in Sacramento County | Antelope, Lassen County, California | Dunnigan, California, formerly named Antelope | Antelope, Kansas | Antelope,... (28 of 328 words, 30 definitions)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

antelope [mammal]

any of numerous Old World grazing and browsing hoofed mammals belonging to the family Bovidae. Antelopes account for over two-thirds of the ... (22 of 643 words, 6 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/27166​/antelope

New World Dictionary:

antelope | antelopes [plural]

any of a group of swift, bovid ruminants usually living in wild herds on ... | leather made from the hide of an antelope (23 of 58 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/antelope

Wiktionary:

antelope | antelopes [plural] | Antilocapra americana [species, sense-specific]

Any of several African mammals of the family Bovidae distinguished by hollow horns, which, unlike deer, they do not shed. | [United States] The pronghorn. (24 of 35 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, 1 image)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/antelope

Collins Dictionary:

antelope | antelopes [plural] | American antelope [sense-specific]

any bovid mammal of the subfamily "Antilopinae", of Africa and Asia. They ... | any of various similar bovids of Africa and Asia | See "American ... (24 of 499 words, 3 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/antelope

Columbia Encyclopedia:

antelope | dik-dik | royal antelope | beira | chiru | dibatag | gerenuk | grysbok | klipspringer | ...

name applied to a large number of hoofed, ruminant mammals of the cattle family (Bovidae), which also includes the sheep and goats. The North American ... (25 of 403 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0804182​.html

Oxford Dictionary:

antelope | antelopes [related]

a swift-running deer-like ruminant with smooth hair and upward-pointing ... | [North American] : another term for "pronghorn". (17 of 109 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/antelope

Merriam-Webster:

antelope | antelopes [plural]

any of various ruminant deerlike mammals (family Bovidae) chiefly of Africa ... | leather from antelope hide (16 of 88 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/antelope

American Heritage Dictionary:

antelope | antelopes [plural]

Any of various swift-running ruminant mammals of the family Bovidae, native to Africa and Asia and having long horns and a slender build. | An animal, ... (25 of 76 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/antelope

Macmillan British Dictionary:

antelope [countable]

a brown animal with horns and long thin legs that can run very fast. Antelopes live mainly in Africa and Asia. (21 of 46 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/antelope

Random House Dictionary:

antelope | antelopes [plural] | pronghorn [synonym, sense-specific]

any of several ruminants of the family Bovidae, chiefly of Africa and Asia, having permanent, hollow, unbranched horns. | leather made from the hide ... (23 of 41 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/antelope

Cambridge Dictionary:

antelope | antelopes [plural]

a mammal like a deer with horns and long thin legs which allow it to run very fast (18 of 31 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/antelope

Encarta Dictionary:

antelope | antelopes [plural]

a cud-chewing mammal with a smooth brown or gray coat, two-toed hooves, and unbranched horns. Native to: Africa, Southwest Asia. Family Bovidae. | ... (22 of 61 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861585861​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

antelope

First use: early 15th century

Origin: Old French antelop, from Medieval Latin ant(h)alopus (11th century), from Greek antholops (attested in Eusebius of Antioch, about ... (21 of 108 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=antelope

Oxford Dictionary:

antelope

Origin: late Middle English (originally the name of a fierce mythical creature with long serrated horns, said to live on the banks of the Euphrates): via Old ... (26 of 39 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/antelope

Merriam-Webster:

antelope | antelopes [plural]

First use: 15th century

Origin: Middle English, fabulous heraldic beast, probably from Middle French antelop savage animal with sawlike horns, from Medieval Latin ... (20 of 26 etymology words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/antelope

American Heritage Dictionary:

antelope | antelopes [plural]

Origin: Middle English, heraldic beast, probably from Old French antelop, savage beast with sawlike horns, from Medieval Latin ... (17 of 22 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/antelope

New World Dictionary:

antelope | antelopes [plural]

Origin: Middle English and Old French antelop, a fabulous horned animal from Medieval Latin antalopus from Middle Greek antholops, deer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/antelope

Collins Dictionary:

antelope | antelopes [plural]

First use: 15th century

Origin: from Old French antelop, from Medieval Latin antalopus, from Late Greek antholops a legendary beast

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/antelope

Wiktionary:

antelope | antelopes [plural]

Origin: Old French antelop, from Medieval Latin anthalopus, from Byzantine Greek ἀνθόλοψ (anthólops).

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/antelope

Encarta Dictionary:

antelope | antelopes [plural]

First use: 15th century

Origin: Old French antelop "mythical horned creature said to live by the Euphrates" from medieval Greek antholops

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861585861​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

antelope | antelopes [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "antelope"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/antelope

Macmillan British Dictionary:

antelope [countable]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "antelope"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/antelope

Macmillan American Dictionary:

antelope [countable]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "antelope"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/antelope

Cambridge Dictionary:

antelope | antelopes [plural]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "antelope"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "antelope"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/antelope

the Free Dictionary:

antelope

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "antelope"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "antelope"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "antelope" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/antelope

Google Dictionary:

antelope | antelopes [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "antelope"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=antelope

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

antelope

Audio: North American pronunciation of "antelope"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=antelo​01 word=antelope

YourDictionary Audio:

antelope

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "antelope" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/antelope

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