noun, plural an·te·lopes, (especially collectively) an·te·lope.
Origin of antelope
Examples from the Web for antelope
I also write about Germans in Minnesota and have set The Antelope Wife in Minneapolis.National Book Award Winner Louise Erdrich: How I Write|Noah Charney|December 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In present day New Mexico, nine men run through the plains chasing after an antelope.
The antelope kid, with a comical yawn, came and stood between them.The Song of the Wolf|Frank Mayer
We got near a couple of antelope and Mr. Bradford, who was a brag shot and had the best gun, proposed to kill them as we stood.Death Valley in '49|William Lewis Manly
Weapon composed of the horn of the antelope; steel-pointed; supposed to be that used by the Fakirs in India.The Evolution of Culture|Augustus Henry Lane-Fox Pitt-Rivers
There were no buffalo, but plenty of elk, deer, and antelope.Jack the Young Trapper|George Bird Grinnell
Whirlwind would give his life, if it would save the antelope a pang of sorrow or grief.The American Family Robinson|D. W. Belisle
British Dictionary definitions for antelope
noun plural -lopes or -lope
Word Origin for antelope
Word Origin and History for antelope
early 15c., from Old French antelop, from Medieval Latin ant(h)alopus (11c.), from Greek antholops (attested in Eusebius of Antioch, c.336 C.E.), a fabulous animal haunting the banks of the Euphrates, very savage, hard to catch and having long saw-like horns capable of cutting down trees. Original sense and language unknown (it looks like Greek "flower-eye," as if from anthos + ops, but that may be a result of Greek folk etymology). A heraldic animal, also known in Medieval Latin as talopus and calopus, the name was applied c.1600 to a living type of deer-like mammal. In the western U.S., it is used in reference to the pronghorn.