Gazelle meaning

gə-zĕl
Frequency:
An antelope of either of the genera Gazella (mostly native to Africa) or Procapra (native to Asia), capable of running at high speeds for long periods.
noun
2
0
Any of various small, swift antelopes of the genus Gazella and related genera of Africa and Asia, characteristically having a slender neck and ringed horns.
noun
1
0
Any of various small, swift, graceful antelopes (esp. genera Gazella and Procapra) of Africa, the Near East, and Asia with spirally twisted, backward-pointing horns and large, lustrous eyes.
noun
1
0
Advertisement

Origin of gazelle

  • French from Old French from Arabic ġazāl

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French gazelle, from Old French gazel, from Arabic غزال (ghazāl).

    From Wiktionary