doe
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /dəʊ/
  • (America) enPR: dō, IPA: /doʊ/
Noun

doe (plural does)

  1. A female deer; also used of similar animals such as antelope, (less commonly goat as nanny is also used).
  2. A female rabbit.
  3. A female hare.
  4. A female squirrel.
  5. A female kangaroo.
Synonyms
  • (female deer) hind (female red deer)
  • (female kangaroo) blue flyer (female red kangaroo)
Translations Translations Translations
  • French: daine
  • German: Damhirschkuh
  • Italian: daina
Translations Translations Translations
  • French: hase
  • German: Häsin
  • Italian: lepre femmina
  • Portuguese: lebre
  • Russian: зайчи́ха
Translations
  • Italian: scoiattolo femmina
  • Russian: бе́лка
  • Spanish: ardilla
Translations
  • Russian: са́мка кенгуру́
Verb
  1. Obsolete spelling of do#English|do
    • 1603, Michel de Montaigne, chapter 17, in John Florio, transl., The Essayes, […], book II, printed at London: By Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount […], OCLC 946730821 ↗:
      As salutations, reverences, or conges, by which some doe often purchase the honour, (but wrongfully) to be humble, lowly, and courteous […].
    • 1620 Mayflower Compact
      […] a voyage to plant ye first colonie in ye Northerne parts of Virginia, doe by these presents solemnly & mutualy in ye presence of God […]
Adverb

doe (not comparable)

  1. (AAVE, MLE) though

DOE
Noun

doe

  1. Initialism of Department of Energy.
  2. (science, statistics) Initialism of design of experiments.
Verb
  1. Initialism of depend#English|depends on experience#English|experience.

Doe
Proper noun
  1. Surname of English origin.
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