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ˈæn tlˌoʊpan·te·lope

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. antelopenoun

    graceful Old World ruminant with long legs and horns directed upward and backward; includes gazelles; springboks; impalas; addax; gerenuks; blackbucks; dik-diks


  1. antelopenoun

    Any of several African mammals of the family Bovidae distinguished by having hollow horns. Unlike deer antelope do not shed their horns.

  2. antelopenoun

    The pronghorn, Antilocapra americana.

  3. Etymology: From antelop, from antalopus, from antholops.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Antelopenoun

    A goat with curled or wreathed horns.

    Etymology: The etymology is uncertain.

    The antelope, and wolf both fierce and fell. Fairy Queen.


  1. antelope

    An antelope is a term referring to various species of herbivorous mammals typically found in Africa and Eurasia, known for their speed and grace. They belong to the Bovidae family and are characterized by their large size, light build, long legs, and distinctive horns. They are generally characterized as browsers or grazers, feeding mainly on grasses and leaves. Antelope species vary significantly in size and color.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Antelopenoun

    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

  2. Etymology: [OF. antelop, F. antilope, from Gr. 'anqo`lops, -lopos, Eustathius, Hexam., p. 36, the origin of which is unknown.]


  1. Antelope

    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

  1. Antelope

    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

  1. Antelope

    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.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Antelope is ranked #88020 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Antelope surname appeared 211 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Antelope.

    89.5% or 189 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    4.2% or 9 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.8% or 6 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.3% or 5 total occurrences were White.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of antelope in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of antelope in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of antelope in a Sentence

  1. Justice Samuel Alito:

    A fish does not spring to mind -- nor does an antelope, a colonial farmhouse, a hydrofoil or an oil derrick.

  2. Fabrice Lihoreau:

    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.

  3. Penninah Kamagaju:

    (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.

  4. Carolyn Dunford:

    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.

  5. Reggie Wassana:

    When then-Gov. Evans made that proclamation, he said that John Hickenlooper can hunt Native people, just as if John Hickenlooper could hunt a buffalo, an antelope, an elk, a deer. It was open season, and we do appreciate what Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has acknowledged. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis wants to try to make a wrong right. And that's what we're here for today and that's what we look forward to, is that we would like to see all those wrongs that were done all those years ago come back to right.

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