doe

[ doh ]
/ doʊ /

noun, plural does, (especially collectively) doe.

the female of the deer, antelope, goat, rabbit, and certain other animals.

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Origin of doe

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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH doe

doe dough

Definition for doe (2 of 2)

DOE

Also d.o.e. depends on experience; depending on experience: used in stating a salary range in help-wanted ads.
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British Dictionary definitions for doe (1 of 3)

doe
/ (dəʊ) /

noun plural does or doe

the female of the deer, hare, rabbit, and certain other animals

Word Origin for doe

Old English dā; related to Old English dēon to suck, Sanskrit dhēnā cow

British Dictionary definitions for doe (2 of 3)

Doe
/ (dəʊ) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for doe (3 of 3)

DOE

DoE


abbreviation for

(in Canada and, formerly, in Britain) Department of the Environment
(in the US) Department of Energy
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