- the female of the deer, antelope, goat, rabbit, and certain other animals.
Origin of doe
- Department of Energy.
- Also d.o.e. depends on experience; depending on experience: used in stating a salary range in help-wanted ads.
Related Words for doerodent, hare, bunny, buck, cony, capon, doe, cuniculus, cottontail, chinchilla, lapin, coney, lagomorph
Examples from the Web for doe
Contemporary Examples of doe
According to Doe, she filed a written complaint on her friends' urging.
In his complaint, Doe states that UMass required him to submit questions to be asked of witnesses to Cardoso.
Both Haidak and Doe have been unable to transfer to accredited four-year universities.
Both Doe and Haidak argue that the university displayed a general attitude of presumed guilt towards the accused.
The chairperson at Doe's disciplinary was faculty member Dennis Conway.
Historical Examples of doe
Before daybreak, the doe always returned to suckle her little one.Creatures of the Night
Alfred W. Rees
For he had a thyng to doe, whiche they shoulde know afterwarde.Shakespeare Jest-Books;
Why is it that Mr. Doe's employees do not succeed in getting Mr. Doe's attention?
Why is it that Mr. Doe has so little difficulty in getting theirs?
Soon afterward the doe, too, disappeared, leaving the fawns to shift for themselves.Followers of the Trail
- the female of the deer, hare, rabbit, and certain other animals
Word Origin for doe
- law (formerly) the plaintiff in a fictitious action, Doe versus Roe, to test a point of lawSee also Roe
- John Doe or Jane Doe US an unknown or unidentified male or female person
- (in Canada and, formerly, in Britain) Department of the Environment
- (in the US) Department of Energy
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").