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Princeton's WordNet

  1. elk, European elk, moose, Alces alces(noun)

    large northern deer with enormous flattened antlers in the male; called `elk' in Europe and `moose' in North America


  1. moose(n.)

    A member of the fraternal organization named Loyal Order of Moose.

    Etymology: [A native name; Knisteneaux mouswah; Algonquin monse. Mackenzie.]

Webster Dictionary

  1. Moose(noun)

    a large cervine mammal (Alces machlis, or A. Americanus), native of the Northern United States and Canada. The adult male is about as large as a horse, and has very large, palmate antlers. It closely resembles the European elk, and by many zoologists is considered the same species. See Elk

    Etymology: [A native name; Knisteneaux mouswah; Algonquin monse. Mackenzie.]


  1. Moose

    The moose or Eurasian elk is the largest extant species in the deer family. Moose are distinguished by the palmate antlers of the males; other members of the family have antlers with a dendritic configuration. Moose typically inhabit boreal and mixed deciduous forests of the Northern Hemisphere in temperate to subarctic climates. Moose used to have a much wider range but hunting and other human activities greatly reduced it over the years. Moose have been reintroduced to some of their former habitats. Currently, most moose are found in Canada, Alaska, Scandinavia and Russia. Their diet consists of both terrestrial and aquatic vegetation. The most common moose predators are wolves, bears, and humans. Unlike most other deer species, moose are solitary animals and do not form herds. Although generally slow-moving and sedentary, moose can become aggressive and move surprisingly quickly if angered or startled. Their mating season in the autumn can lead to spectacular fights between males competing for the right to mate with a particular female.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Moose

    mōōs, n. the largest deer of America, resembling the European elk. [Algonkin musu.]

Editors Contribution

  1. moose

    A type of deer.

    Moose are bred mainly in North America, northern Europe, and Asia.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 1, 2017  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of moose in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of moose in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of moose in a Sentence

  1. Maine Game Warden Bayley Grant:

    The moose had fallen into a spring hole, and had sunk right up to her shoulders, and she couldn’t get out.

  2. Bill Miller:

    This theory accepts that the Darwinism that is fundamentally based on entire organisms in competition with each other is incomplete, the real narrative that really counts is unseen to our eyes. You have two moose locking horns over a female. It seems like that is the full depiction of the story of evolution, right there. It’s really just a side show. The real narrative is immunology, the cellular dynamics within the organisms, the collaborative relationships between all of our cells. These cells have their own cognitive capacity, with the linkages and partnerships between microbes.

  3. Gary Smith:

    It’s a giant preserve, and they have birds, moose, elk, bears, everything. And that’s a great way to guarantee you get to see everything, even though it’s not in the wild.

  4. Madeline Lewek-Franco:

    If I start getting worked up, I know I need to put Moose Lodge 2284 in God's hands and the hands of the people fighting Rocky Fire, and if my home goes, it's not the end of the world.

  5. Woody Allen:

    Of all the wonders of nature, a tree in summer is perhaps the most remarkable; with the possible exception of a moose singing Embraceable You in spats.

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