from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A male deer, especially a male red deer over five years old.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A male deer, especially the male of the red deer after its fifth year.
- n. Obsolete spelling of heart.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A stag; the male of the red deer. See the Note under buck.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The male of the red deer, Cervus elaphus, the female of which is called hind; a stag, especially an adult stag or male red deer after its fifth year, when the sur-royal or crown-antler has appeared.
- n. In heraldry, a stag used as a bearing. It is taken as a stag in its sixth year or older, but the word stag is not used in blazon.
- n. An obsolete spelling of heart.
- A simplified spelling of heart.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. United States lyricist who collaborated with Richard Rodgers (1895-1943)
- n. a male deer, especially an adult male red deer
- n. United States playwright who collaborated with George S. Kaufman (1904-1961)
Middle English, from Old English heorot; see ker-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English hert, from Old English heorot ("stag"), from Proto-Germanic *herutaz (compare Dutch hert, German Hirsch, Danish/Swedish hjort), from Pre-Germanic *k̑erudo, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱóru (“horn”). (Wiktionary)
See heart (Wiktionary)