(1) Distinguished from Bovidae by the male's having solid deciduous antlers
Old English dēor, 'animal, beast', from Germanic *deuzan, from Indo-European *dheusom; akin to Dutch dier, German Tier, Swedish djur; and further to Lithuanian dvēsti, Russian душа (dušá).
- a ruminant mammal with antlers and hooves of the family Cervidae or one of several similar animals from related families of the order Artiodactyla
- I wrecked my car after a deer ran across the road.
- The meat of such an animal
- Oh I've never had deer before.