noun, plural does (especially collectively) doe.
the female of the deer, antelope, goat, rabbit, and certain other animals.

before 1000; Middle English do, Old English dā; cognate with Danish daa; akin to Old English dēon to suck

doe, dough. Unabridged


Also, d.o.e. depends on experience; depending on experience: used in stating a salary range in help-wanted ads. Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
doe (dəʊ)
n , pl does, doe
the female of the deer, hare, rabbit, and certain other animals
[Old English dā; related to Old English dēon to suck, Sanskrit dhēnā cow]

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

DOE or DoE
abbreviation for
1.  (in Canada and, formerly, in Britain) Department of the Environment
2.  (in the US) Department of Energy
DoE or DoE
abbreviation for

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Word Origin & History

O.E. da "female deer," of unknown origin, perhaps a Celtic loan-word.
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Computing Dictionary

DOE definition

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

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
  1. Department of Education

  2. Department of Energy

  3. dyspnea on exertion

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Example sentences
Yes, there is something wrong with accreditation and that it doe not have much teeth.
It seems pretty doe-eyed naive to rail against agents pursuing clients.
Yet the chief suspect in the minds of many ornithologists is that picture of doe-eyed innocence-the deer.
The doe could have run down her quarry in seconds, but she was not trying to catch the coyote, only shoo it away.
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