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hart

[hahrt] /hɑrt/
noun, plural harts (especially collectively) hart.
1.
a male deer, commonly of the red deer, Cervus elaphus, especially after its fifth year.
Origin of hart
900
before 900; Middle English hert, Old English heorot; cognate with Dutch hert, German Hirsch, Old Norse hjǫrtr; akin to Latin cervus stag, Greek kórys helmet, crest
Can be confused
hart, heart.

Hart

[hahrt] /hɑrt/
noun
1.
Albert Bushnell
[boo sh-nl] /ˈbʊʃ nl/ (Show IPA),
1854–1943, U.S. editor, historian, and educator.
2.
Gary (Warren) born 1936, U.S. politician: senator 1975–87.
3.
Lorenz
[lawr-uh nts,, lohr-] /ˈlɔr ənts,, ˈloʊr-/ (Show IPA),
1895–1943, U.S. lyricist.
4.
Moss, 1904–61, U.S. playwright and librettist.
5.
William S(hakespeare) 1872–1946, U.S. film actor.
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  • hart Schaffner and Marx had not yet become rural America's tailor.

    Dust Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
  • And yet, to steal the Peaceful hart ranch—the idea was ludicrous.

    Good Indian B. M. Bower
  • Peaceful hart stood indecisively, and stared, one and gripping the back of his chair.

    Good Indian B. M. Bower
  • “Except your time and the plan, and everything,” said Mrs. hart warmly.

    Kristy's Rainy Day Picnic Olive Thorne Miller
  • We stayed to see a hart picture at the theater, and had the time of our young lives.

    The Treasure Trail Marah Ellis Ryan
British Dictionary definitions for hart

hart

/hɑːt/
noun (pl) harts, hart
1.
the male of the deer, esp the red deer aged five years or more
Word Origin
Old English heorot; related to Old Norse hjörtr, Old High German hiruz hart, Latin cervus stag, Lithuanian kárve cow; see horn

Hart

/hɑːt/
noun
1.
Lorenz. 1895–1943, US lyricist: collaborated with Richard Rodgers in writing musicals
2.
Moss. 1904–61, US dramatist: collaborated with George Kaufman on Broadway comedies and wrote libretti for musicals
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Word Origin and History for hart
n.

Old English heorot "hart, stag, male deer," from Proto-Germanic *herut- (cf. Old Saxon hirot, Old Frisian and Dutch hert "stag, deer," Old High German hiruz, Old Norse hjörtr, German Hirsch "deer, stag, hart"), perhaps from PIE root *ker- "horn" (see horn (n.)). Now, a male deer after its fifth year.

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