- a large, long-headed mammal, Alces alces, of the deer family, having circumpolar distribution in the Northern Hemisphere, the male of which has enormous palmate antlers.
- (initial capital letter) a member of a fraternal and benevolent organization (Loyal Order of Moose).
Origin of moose
Examples from the Web for moose
Forgive my candor, though such is my wont, but much like that moose on a spit, Bernie is dead.How the Lame Democrats Blew It
November 5, 2014
You could hold classes in the Moose Lodge or at the Y. Classes would be large.My Commencement Speech to Rutgers’ Geniuses: Go Forth and Fail
P. J. O’Rourke
May 18, 2014
Princess Anne, on a visit to Canada, was given a painting by a contemporary artist - of the Princess riding a moose.Royal Gifts Revealed
January 15, 2014
The Social Network writer and West Wing creator used to dress up as a moose to hand out pamphlets in a mall.2012’s Best Commencement Speeches: Steve Carell & More (VIDEO)
June 17, 2012
The Truth About the Moose He claims Chuck Heath was going to take Molly's tag And shoot a moose.The Poems of Sarah Palin
June 20, 2011
I could feel the hairy shoulder of the moose and across his antlers Nukéwis calling me.
The Onondaga let his pipe go out while he explained the winter habits of moose.
The cricket, however, did not listen to the moose because crickets do whatever they want.FreeChildrenStories.com Collection
When the moose cow reached this fence, she hardly noticed it.The House in the Water
Charles G. D. Roberts
Some Indian hunters once made their way north, to hunt for moose.Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children
- a large North American deer, Alces alces, having large flattened palmate antlers: also occurs in Europe and Asia where it is called an elk
Word Origin and History for moose
1610s, from an Algonquian language, probably Narragansett moos or Abenaki moz (cf. Penobscot muns, Ojibwa mooz, Unami Delaware /mo:s/), said by early sources to be from moosu "he strips off," in reference to the animals' stripping bark for food.