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an·te·lope

 (ăn′tl-ōp′)
n. pl. antelope or an·te·lopes
1.
a. Any of various swift-running ruminant mammals of the family Bovidae, native to Africa and Eurasia and having unbranched horns.
b. A pronghorn.
2. Leather made from antelope hide.

[Middle English, a savage-looking heraldic beast with hoofs and sawlike horns (possibly originally based on the Arabian oryx), ultimately (partly via Old French antelop) from Medieval Latin anthalopus, from Late Greek antholops, of unknown origin.]

antelope

(ˈæntɪˌləʊp)
n, pl -lopes or -lope
1. (Animals) any bovid mammal of the subfamily Antilopinae, of Africa and Asia. They are typically graceful, having long legs and horns, and include the gazelles, springbok, impala, gerenuk, blackbuck, and dik-diks
2. (Animals) any of various similar bovids of Africa and Asia
3. (Animals) American antelope another name for pronghorn
[C15: from Old French antelop, from Medieval Latin antalopus, from Late Greek antholops a legendary beast]

an•te•lope

(ˈæn tlˌoʊp)

n., pl. -lopes, (esp. collectively) -lope.
1. any of several ruminants of the family Bovidae, chiefly of Africa and Asia, having permanent, hollow, unbranched horns.
3. leather made from the hide of an antelope.
[1400–50; < Middle French < Medieval Latin antalopus < Medieval Greek anthólops a fabulous beast]
an`te•lo′pi•an, an`te•lo′pine (-pɪn, -paɪn) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.antelope - graceful Old World ruminant with long legs and horns directed upward and backwardantelope - graceful Old World ruminant with long legs and horns directed upward and backward; includes gazelles; springboks; impalas; addax; gerenuks; blackbucks; dik-diks
bovid - hollow-horned ruminants
Antilope cervicapra, black buck, blackbuck - common Indian antelope with a dark back and spiral horns
gerenuk, Litocranius walleri - slender East African antelope with slim neck and backward-curving horns
addax, Addax nasomaculatus - large antelope with lightly spiraled horns of desert regions of northern Africa
gnu, wildebeest - large African antelope having a head with horns like an ox and a long tufted tail
dik-dik - any of several small antelopes of eastern Africa of the genus Madoqua; the size of a large rabbit
hartebeest - a large African antelope with lyre-shaped horns that curve backward
Damaliscus lunatus, sassaby, topi - a large South African antelope; considered the swiftest hoofed mammal
Aepyceros melampus, impala - African antelope with ridged curved horns; moves with enormous leaps
gazelle - small swift graceful antelope of Africa and Asia having lustrous eyes
Boocercus eurycerus, Tragelaphus eurycerus, bongo - large forest antelope of central Africa having a reddish-brown coat with white stripes and spiral horns
koodoo, koudou, kudu - either of two spiral-horned antelopes of the African bush
harnessed antelope - any of several antelopes of the genus Tragelaphus having striped markings resembling a harness
mountain nyala, Tragelaphus buxtoni - shaggy antelope of mountains of Ethiopia
blue bull, Boselaphus tragocamelus, nilgai, nylghai, nylghau - large Indian antelope; male is blue-grey with white markings; female is brownish with no horns
Hippotragus niger, sable antelope - large black East African antelope with sharp backward-curving horns
saiga, Saiga tatarica - goat-like antelope of central Eurasia having a stubby nose like a proboscis
Raphicerus campestris, steenbok, steinbok - small plains antelope of southeastern Africa
eland - either of two large African antelopes of the genus Taurotragus having short spirally twisted horns in both sexes
waterbuck - any of several large African antelopes of the genus Kobus having curved ridged horns and frequenting e.g. swamps and rivers
Adenota vardoni, puku - an African antelope closely related to the waterbuck
oryx, pasang - large African antelope with long straight nearly upright horns

antelope

noun
Related words
collective noun herd
Translations
антилопа
antilopa
antilope
antilooppi
antilopa
antilop
antilópa
レイヨウ
영양
dorcas
antilopė
antilope
antilopa
antilopa
antilop
แอนติโลป/ สัตว์ประเภทกวางเขาเกลียว
linh dương

antelope

[ˈæntɪləʊp] N (antelope, antelopes (pl)) → antílope m

antelope

[ˈæntɪləʊp] nantilope f

antelope

nAntilope f

antelope

[ˈæntɪləʊp] nantilope f

antelope

(ˈӕntələup) plurals ˈantelopes ~ˈantelope noun
any of several types of quick-moving, graceful, horned animal related to the goat and cow. a herd of antelope.

antelope

ظَبْي antilopa antilope Antilope αντιλόπη antílope antilooppi antilope antilopa antilope レイヨウ 영양 antilope antilope antylopa antílope антилопа antilop แอนติโลป/ สัตว์ประเภทกวางเขาเกลียว antilop linh dương 羚羊
References in classic literature ?
Other poets have warbled the praises of the soft eye of the antelope, and the lovely plumage of the bird that never alights; less celestial, I celebrate a tail.
I would have every man so much like a wild antelope, so much a part and parcel of nature, that his very person should thus sweetly advertise our senses of his presence, and remind us of those parts of nature which he most haunts.
To which Tom responded with jeers, and started off in high feather, and as soon as his back was turned the new boy snatched up a stone, threw it and hit him be- tween the shoulders and then turned tail and ran like an antelope.
Is a whole pack sent out to catch an antelope on its form?
After three years expectation that things would mend, I accepted an advantageous offer from Captain William Prichard, master of the Antelope, who was making a voyage to the South Sea.
I am not given to needless worrying, but the more I tried to convince myself that all was well with Powell, and that the dots I had seen on his trail were antelope or wild horses, the less I was able to assure myself.
Antelope and zebra fell to the boy's spear, or were dragged down by the two powerful beasts of prey who leaped upon them from some overhanging limb or from the ambush of the undergrowth beside the trail to the water hole or the ford.
An antelope, that probably mistook the yellow radiance for sunrise, came bounding fleetly through the grove.
These islands were often the resort of the buffalo, the elk, and the antelope, who had made innumerable paths among the trees and thickets, which had the effect of the mazy walks and alleys of parks and shrubberies.
Behind him, as he walked through the city gates, an antelope skin and brass-handled crutch under his arm, and a begging-bowl of polished brown coco-de-mer in his hand, barefoot, alone, with eyes cast on the ground--behind him they were firing salutes from the bastions in honour of his happy successor.
Barnabus Shuttleworthy, we have the honor of forwarding this morning, to your address, a double box of Chateau-Margaux of the antelope brand, violet seal.
His legs were free to leap like an antelope on the mountains, his arms were free to use any gesture or wave any signal, but he could not speak.