the female of the deer, antelope, goat, rabbit, and certain other animals.
- doe , dough
Other definitions for DOE (2 of 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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How to use doe in a sentence
The sound of birds, quail, even doe, make a wild grid of noise.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile | Robert Ward | January 3, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Parker writes of the “black-faced doe” that he sees in the yard in his new Texas house.
For Jane doe though, she was heading into yet another nightmare.
Daniels, 28, was allegedly the first to force “Jane doe” to perform sexual acts on johns.
And though Wright kept a low profile for almost a year, he managed to solicit “Jane doe” on online escort pages.
doe grow on trees, or sea to shoore of sandie cinder heaues.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems | Geoffrey Chaucer
Some of the bench, that watch to give it,More then to doe the office that they fit for: But giue me (sir) my fee.The Fatal Dowry | Philip Massinger
I doe not know, you that are perfect CrittiquesIn womens bookes, may talke of maydenheads.The Fatal Dowry | Philip Massinger
The next moment there was a rustle of leaves, and a yearling doe dashed by.
Therfore doe I creaue that you will accept this little Booke, and take yt In goode partte.A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land Of Virginia, 1590 | Thomas Hariot
British Dictionary definitions for doe (1 of 3)
the female of the deer, hare, rabbit, and certain other animals
British Dictionary definitions for Doe (2 of 3)
law (formerly) the plaintiff in a fictitious action, Doe versus Roe, to test a point of law: See also Roe
John Doe or Jane Doe US an unknown or unidentified male or female person
British Dictionary definitions for DOE (3 of 3)
(in Canada and, formerly, in Britain) Department of the Environment
(in the US) Department of Energy
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