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antelope

Definitions

  • Voice. Antelope. Cheyenne drawing
    Voice. Antelope. Cheyenne drawing
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n antelope graceful Old World ruminant with long legs and horns directed upward and backward; includes gazelles; springboks; impalas; addax; gerenuks; blackbucks; dik-diks
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Running antelope. Personal totem Running antelope. Personal totem
Antelopes of the western plains Antelopes of the western plains
ROCKY MOUNTAIN GOAT This animal is really not a goat, but is more nearly related to the antelopes. Range: The higher mountains from Alaska south to California. Group in American Museum of Natural History ROCKY MOUNTAIN GOAT This animal is really not a goat, but is more nearly related to the antelopes. Range: The higher...
Antelope Antelope
ANTELOPES. AN INDIAN ARTIST'S FANTASY ANTELOPES. AN INDIAN ARTIST'S FANTASY

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When a predator is chasing an impala, a type of antelope, it runs in a zig zag formation jumping as high as three metres
    • n Antelope (Zoöl) One of a group of ruminant quadrupeds, intermediate between the deer and the goat. The horns are usually annulated, or ringed. There are many species in Africa and Asia.☞ The common or bezoar antelope of India is Antilope bezoartica. The chamois of the Alps, the gazelle, the addax, and the eland are other species. See Gazelle. The pronghorn antelope (Antilocapra Americana) is found in the Rocky Mountains. See Pronghorn. "The antelope and wolf both fierce and fell."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Dall's porpoise never sleeps, elephants sleep two hours a day, horses nap standing up, and Sitatunga antelopes can sleep submerged
    • n antelope An animal of the genus Antilope or subfamily Antilopinæ; especially, the sasin or common Indian antelope, Antilope cervicapra. See Antilope, Antilopinæ, and cut under sasin.
    • n antelope A name sometimes given to the saiga, and to the cabrit or pronghorn. See these words; also Antilocapra and Antilocapridæ.
    • n antelope [capitalized] (Pron. an-tel′ ō˙-pē.) Sometimes incorrectly used for Antilope.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The gazelle is a kind of antelope.
    • n Antelope an′te-lōp a quadruped belonging to the hollow-horned section of the order of Ruminants, differing from the goat in its beardless chin—a gregarious, peaceable animal, remarkable for grace, agility, and swiftness.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. antelop, F. antilope, from Gr. 'anqo`lops -lopos, Eustathius, “Hexaëm.,” p. 36, the origin of which is unknown
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. antelop—L. antalopus—Gr. antholops, of which the origin is uncertain, perhaps from Gr. anthein, to blossom, shine, and ōps, eye, and thus equivalent to 'bright-eyes.'

Usage

In literature:

The antelope had been shot in the shoulder, and had only run for a short distance before it fell.
"The Desert Home" by Mayne Reid
The coming of cattle and sheep meant the flight of antelope and deer.
"Roosevelt in the Bad Lands" by Hermann Hagedorn
Elk, deer, and antelope feed on their rich grasses.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
But all at once, rendered savage by the persistency of the pursuit, the great antelope turned toward the horses and charged straight at Dyke.
"Diamond Dyke" by George Manville Fenn
The deer and the antelope are not exactly the same kind of animal, as you might perhaps think.
"The Wonders of the Jungle" by Prince Sarath Ghosh
The pronghorn antelope has a most peculiar signal system of his own.
"The Yellow Horde" by Hal G. Evarts
The most beautiful of all antelopes.
"The Rogue Elephant" by Elliott Whitney
Upon it roams the buffalo, the prong-horned antelope, and the mule-deer.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Above there they got into the antelope, which they called 'goat,' and described very carefully.
"The Young Alaskans on the Missouri" by Emerson Hough
Something beneath the water had devoured the antelope; something beneath the water had dragged the leopard to its doom, and swish!
"The Pools of Silence" by H. de Vere Stacpoole
The vast grassy prairies were disturbed only by the feeding of such animals as the buffalo, elk, deer, and antelope.
"Conservation Reader" by Harold W. Fairbanks
The lower jaw might (except for size) pass for that of a sheep, ox, antelope or deer.
"More Science From an Easy Chair" by Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester
Where a dainty antelope would be altogether out of place, the ponderous rhinoceros may be completely in his element.
"The Heart of Nature" by Francis Younghusband
Antelope steak, on the contrary, was of far finer flavor than the best mutton.
"Desert Dust" by Edwin L. Sabin
He wondered if she suspected anything about White Antelope.
"'Me-Smith'" by Caroline Lockhart
These animals are the elephant, the buffalo, the deer, the antelope, and others.
"The Wonders of the Jungle, Book Two" by Prince Sarath Ghosh
Now don't jump over the edge of a ravine like the giddy antelope, but put your heads together and think about it.
"Lorimer of the Northwest" by Harold Bindloss
They were carrying two antelope and a fine, big bear.
"Uncle Sam's Boys as Sergeants" by H. Irving Hancock
The Antelope, or Pronghorn, is one of the most peculiar animals in the world.
"Wild Animals at Home" by Ernest Thompson Seton
After I've supplied the camp, I'm goin' on foot to Antelope Spring, where we can buy whatever daddy may need.
"Dick in the Desert" by James Otis
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In poetry:

Up! and the dusky race
That sat in darkness long,--
Be swift their feet as antelopes,
And as behemoth strong.
"Boston Hymn" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Shy antelopes and tufted trees
Move by eve's shining pools;
White faces streaming in dark streets
Our wind of sunset cools.
"Man With Girl" by Walter James Turner
Her dainty acres he ramped through
And used her gentle doves with manners rude;
I do not know
What fury urged him slay
Her antelope who meant him naught but good.
"The Queen's Complaint" by Sylvia Plath
She was slim and quick
Like the antelope of our hills
When he comes down in the summer-time
To bathe in the pools of Tereck,
Her stainless flesh
Was all moonlight.
"Vengeance" by Edward Powys Mathers
Again she settles herself and sleeps;
This time she dreams that she crouches and creeps,
A great gray tiger along the grass,
While herds of soft-eyed antelopes pass,
When--patter, patter!
"Now what's the matter?"
"The Three Little Kittens" by Clara Doty Bates
Panting and parched, with muzzles dry and burning,
For cool streams yearning, herds of antelope
Haste where the brassy sky, banked black and high,
Hath clouded promise. "There will be"--they hope--
"Water beyond the tope!"
"Grisma; Or The Season Of Heat" by Edwin Arnold

In news:

Antelope Man Injured in Brewer Road Accident.
Hundreds of Canadian pronghorn antelope could be the next victims of snowmelt-driven flooding plaguing central Montana.
The agreement allows the city to construct a turnout to deliver water from the California Aqueduct to the Los Angeles Aqueduct where the two aqueducts cross in the Antelope Valley.
Assemblyman Knight with his Field Representatives, Rebecca Tennison (Victor Valley) and Isaac Barcelona (Antelope Valley) touring the Southern California Logistic Airport and Boeing's new unmanned helicopter.
YOU'RE INVITED: Antelope Audio to Provide Sneak Preview of World's First Atomic AD/DA Preamp at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest.
Antelope Audio cordially invites you to experience a first hand, sneak preview of its groundbreaking Rubicon: the world's first atomic AD/DA preamp.
The notion that modern man may have evolved from more primitive ancestors possessing the ability to hunt by running down antelope to exhaustion on the African plains, called persistence hunting, I.
The notion that modern man may have evolved from more primitive ancestors possessing the ability to hunt by running down antelope to exhaustion on the African plains, called persistence hunting, I found preposterous.
Building high-speed rail over the Grapevine instead of through the Antelope Valley wouldn't necessarily save money after all, according to a staff report released Monday.
Checkup on Antelope Island's buffalo.
Antelope Audio Announces Black Friday to Cyber Monday Discounts on its Master Clocks and AD/DA Converters.
Dos Pinos, the nonprofit co-op at Sycamore Lane and Antelope Avenue in North Davis is part of the more than 30 cooperative projects in Yolo County that rely on a collaborative support network.
Volunteers and an inmate crew work to clean up tons of debris left under the Antelope bridge Tuesday morning as part of an effort to clean up the sand slough.
Court documents reveal new information about the man accused of killing two people in Antelope County.
The Antelope-3 well was drilled conventionally from 5,321.8 feet (1,622 meters) with cumulative down hole drilling losses of 647 barrels until at 5,817 feet (1,773 meters) when there was a total loss of circulation.
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In science:

This is found to be the case when prey species is relatively smaller in size with little or insignif icant defence capability with respect to predator, like small antelope and cruising predators to locate prey.
Switching model with two habitats and a predator involving group defence
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