hart

[ hahrt ]
/ hɑrt /
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noun, plural harts, (especially collectively) hart.

a male deer, commonly of the red deer, Cervus elaphus, especially after its fifth year.

Origin of hart

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 confusedhart heart

Definition for hart (2 of 2)

Hart

[ hahrt ]
/ hɑrt /

noun

Albert Bush·nell [boo sh-nl] /ˈbʊʃ nl/, 1854–1943, U.S. editor, historian, and educator.
Gary (Warren),born 1936, U.S. politician: senator 1975–87.
Lo·renz [lawr-uh nts, lohr-] /ˈlɔr ənts, ˈloʊr-/, 1895–1943, U.S. lyricist.
Moss,1904–61, U.S. playwright and librettist.
William S(hakespeare),1872–1946, U.S. film actor.
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British Dictionary definitions for hart (1 of 2)

hart

/ (hɑːt) /

noun plural harts or hart

the male of the deer, esp the red deer aged five years or more

Word Origin for hart

Old English heorot; related to Old Norse hjörtr, Old High German hiruz hart, Latin cervus stag, Lithuanian kárve cow; see horn

British Dictionary definitions for hart (2 of 2)

Hart

/ (hɑːt) /

noun

Lorenz. 1895–1943, US lyricist: collaborated with Richard Rodgers in writing musicals
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

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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