Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various swift-running ruminant mammals of the family Bovidae, native to Africa and Asia and having long horns and a slender build.
  • n. An animal, such as the pronghorn, that resembles a true antelope.
  • n. Leather made from the hide of the African and Asian ruminant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of several African mammals of the family Bovidae distinguished by hollow horns, which, unlike deer, they do not shed.
  • n. The pronghorn, Antilocapra americana.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An animal of the genus Antilope or subfamily Antilopinæ; especially, the sasin or common Indian antelope, Antilope cervicapra. See Antilope, Antilopinæ, and cut under sasin.
  • n. A name sometimes given to the saiga, and to the cabrit or pronghorn. See these words; also Antilocapra and Antilocapridæ.
  • n. [capitalized] (Pron. an-tel′ ō˙-pē.) Sometimes incorrectly used for Antilope.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

Middle English, heraldic beast, probably from Old French antelop, savage beast with sawlike horns, from Medieval Latin anthalopus, from Late Greek antholops.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French antelop, from Medieval Latin ant(h)alopus, from Byzantine Greek anthólops. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • plural is singular form

    May 29, 2011

  • I do not know
    What fury urged him slay
    Her antelope who meant him naught but good

    from "The Queen's Complaint," Sylvia Plath

    April 14, 2008