Definition of Gazelle

1. Noun. Small swift graceful antelope of Africa and Asia having lustrous eyes.




Definition of Gazelle

1. n. One of several small, swift, elegantly formed species of antelope, of the genus Gazella, esp. G. dorcas; -- called also algazel, corinne, korin, and kevel. The gazelles are celebrated for the luster and soft expression of their eyes.

Definition of Gazelle

1. Noun. An antelope of the genus ''Gazella'' mostly native to Africa and capable of running at high speeds for long periods. ¹

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Definition of Gazelle

1. a small antelope [n -S]

Medical Definition of Gazelle

1. One of several small, swift, elegantly formed species of antelope, of the genus Gazella, especially. G. Dorcas; called also algazel, corinne, korin, and kevel. The gazelles are celebrated for the luster and soft expression of their eyes. Alternative forms: gazel. The common species of Northern Africa (Gazella dorcas); the Arabian gazelle, or ariel (G. Arabica); the mohr of West Africa (G. Mohr); the Indian (G. Bennetti); the ahu or Persian (G. Subgutturosa); and the springbok or tsebe (G. Euchore) of South Africa, are the best known. Origin: F. Gazelle, OF. Also, gazel; cf. Sp. Gacela, Pr. Gazella, It. Gazella; all fr. Ar. Ghazl a wild goat. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gazelle

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gaze paretic nystagmus
gazebo
gazeboes
gazebolike
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gazee
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gazehound
gazehounds
gazeka
gazel
gazeless
gazelle (current term)
gazelle hound
gazelle in the garden
gazelle on the lawn
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gazette

Literary usage of Gazelle

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1. The Encyclopaedia of Sport by Henry Charles Howard Suffolk, Hedley Peek, Frederick George Aflalo (1897)
"In gazelle shooting, as in all other pastimes, an apprenticeship has to be served. ... As a general rule it may be laid down that few animals of the gazelle ..."

2. The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore by Thomas Moore (1910)
"'Tis my lady's light gazelle, Not for charms, the newest, brightest, ... THE gazelle DOST thou not hear the silver 'ben, Through yonder lime-trees ringing ? ..."

3. The Book of Humorous Verse by Carolyn Wells (1920)
"THE YOUNG gazelle A MOORE-ISH TALE IN early youth, as you may guess, ... Oh, yes! a sweet, a sweet gazelle, " To charm me with its soft black eye," So soft, ..."

4. Yusef; Or, The Journey of the Frangi: A Crusade in the East by John Ross Browne (1853)
"A gazelle HUNT. DESCENDING by a rough and stony path, we commenced our march across the great plain of Esdraelon. There was little to relieve the monotony ..."

5. The American Cyclopædia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1874)
"Smith) is by some considered a mere variety of the common gazelle; it is about tho same size, but the head is longer, the horns are K ,. ..."

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