What does reindeer mean?

Definitions for reindeerˈreɪnˌdɪər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. caribou, reindeer, Greenland caribou, Rangifer tarandus(noun)

    Arctic deer with large antlers in both sexes; called `reindeer' in Eurasia and `caribou' in North America

Wiktionary

  1. reindeer(Noun)

    An Arctic and Subarctic-dwelling deer with a number of subspecies. The North American subspecies are known as caribou.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reindeer(noun)

    any ruminant of the genus Rangifer, of the Deer family, found in the colder parts of both the Eastern and Western hemispheres, and having long irregularly branched antlers, with the brow tines palmate

  2. Origin: [Icel. hreinn reindeer + E. deer. Icel. hreinn is of Lapp or Finnish origin; cf. Lappish reino pasturage.]

Freebase

  1. Reindeer

    The reindeer, also known as the caribou in North America, is a species of deer native to Arctic and Subarctic regions. This includes both resident and migratory populations. While overall widespread and numerous, some of its subspecies are rare and at least one has already gone extinct. Reindeer vary considerably in color and size. Both sexes grow antlers, though they are typically larger in males. However, there are a few populations in which females lack antlers completely. Wild reindeer hunting and herding of semi-domesticated reindeer are important to several Arctic and Subarctic peoples. The reindeer is well known in folklore due to Santa Claus's sleigh being pulled by flying reindeer, a popular element of Christmas. In Lapland, reindeer pull pulks.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Reindeer

    rān′dēr, n. a kind of deer in the north, valuable for the chase and for domestic uses.—n. Rein′deer-moss, a lichen, the winter food of the reindeer. [Ice. hreinn, and Eng. deer.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Reindeer

    A genus of deer, Rangifer, that inhabits the northern parts of Europe, Asia, and America. Caribou is the North American name; reindeer, the European. They are often domesticated and used, especially in Lapland, for drawing sleds and as a source of food. Rangifer is the only genus of the deer family in which both sexes are antlered. Most caribou inhabit arctic tundra and surrounding arboreal coniferous forests and most have seasonal shifts in migration. They are hunted extensively for their meat, skin, antlers, and other parts. (From Webster, 3d ed; Walker's Mammals of the World, 5th ed, p1397)

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reindeer in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reindeer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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