graceful Old World ruminant with long legs and horns directed upward and backward; includes gazelles; springboks; impalas; addax; gerenuks; blackbucks; dik-diks
Any of several African mammals of the family Bovidae distinguished by having hollow horns. Unlike deer antelope do not shed their horns.
The pronghorn, Antilocapra americana.
Origin: From antelop, from antalopus, from antholops.
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
Origin: [OF. antelop, F. antilope, from Gr. 'anqo`lops, -lopos, Eustathius, Hexam., p. 36, the origin of which is unknown.]
Antelope is a term referring to many even-toed ungulate species indigenous to various regions in Africa and Eurasia. Antelopes comprise a miscellaneous group within the family Bovidae, encompassing those old world species that are neither cattle, sheep, buffalo, bison, nor goats. A group of antelope is called a herd.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
an′te-lōp, n. 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. [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.']
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
an animal closely allied to the sheep and the goat, very like the latter in appearance, with a light and elegant figure, slender, graceful limbs, small cloven hoofs, and generally a very short tail.
The numerical value of antelope in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of antelope in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of antelope in a Sentence
A fish does not spring to mind -- nor does an antelope, a colonial farmhouse, a hydrofoil or an oil derrick.
When you do a safari, you want to see a lion and you want to see an antelope, but these animals come from Asia they are not really African mammals. This is really an African mammal.
(In the beginning), we counted, like, 300 buffalos in the whole park. Now there is almost 1,000, even the impala, which is a kind of antelope. Those have really increased a lot. We had 500 and now there is 5,000.
I think I had been driving for about 45 minutes and at about 7:45 a.m., I saw a group of cars crawling along, i pulled up with them and there were the two lions walking towards me. One of them saw the kudu [type of large antelope] in the bushes and I saw the lion crouch.
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- antílopCatalan, Valencian
- કૃષ્ણમૃગ, કાળિયારGujarati
- レイヨウ, カモシカ, 羚羊Japanese
- 영양, 羚羊Korean
- jádíNavajo, Navaho
- paa, pofu, pala hala, kulunguSwahili
- antilop, ceylanTurkish
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