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doe

[doh] /doʊ/
noun, plural does (especially collectively) doe.
1.
the female of the deer, antelope, goat, rabbit, and certain other animals.
Origin of doe
1000
before 1000; Middle English do, Old English dā; cognate with Danish daa; akin to Old English dēon to suck
Can be confused
doe, dough.

DOE

2.
Also, d.o.e. depends on experience; depending on experience: used in stating a salary range in help-wanted ads.
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  • The deer finally worked up in gun shot, and they proved to be an old doe, a yearling and the doe's fawn.

    Fifty Years a Hunter and Trapper Eldred Nathaniel Woodcock
  • For he had a thyng to doe, whiche they shoulde know afterwarde.

  • I reckon they're something like the horns you'll often see on a doe antelope.

    Jack the Young Trapper George Bird Grinnell
  • They that haue the charge of bread, doe bring in bread made of corne.

    The Witch-cult in Western Europe Margaret Alice Murray
  • A doe with twin fawns, and none of the three even suspecting that they were being watched, moved delicately ahead of him.

    The Duck-footed Hound James Arthur Kjelgaard
British Dictionary definitions for doe

doe

/dəʊ/
noun (pl) does, doe
1.
the female of the deer, hare, rabbit, and certain other animals
Word Origin
Old English dā; related to Old English dēon to suck, Sanskrit dhēnā cow

Doe

/dəʊ/
noun
1.
(law) (formerly) the plaintiff in a fictitious action, Doe versus Roe, to test a point of law See also Roe
2.
(US) John Doe, Jane Doe, an unknown or unidentified male or female person

DOE

abbreviation
1.
(in Canada and, formerly, in Britain) Department of the Environment
2.
(in the US) Department of Energy
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Word Origin and History for doe
n.

Old English da "a female deer," of unknown origin, perhaps a Celtic loan-word (cf. Cornish da "fallow deer," Old Irish dam "ox," Welsh dafad "sheep").

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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doe in Technology


Distributed Object Environment: a distributed object-oriented application framework from SunSoft.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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Related Abbreviations for doe

DOE

1.
Department of Education
2.
Department of Energy
3.
dyspnea on exertion
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