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deer a mammal with short fur, long legs, and a long neck. Deer have hooves on their feet and can run very fast. The males of most kinds of deer grow and shed antlers every year. Deer are herbivores that chew their cud. Caribou, elk, moose, reindeer, and white-tailed deer are all kinds of deer.
deface to damage the surface or appearance of.
defeat to win a victory over; beat in a game or battle. [4 definitions]
defect a weakness, flaw, or bad quality.
defective having a flaw or defect; not perfect.
defence a spelling of "defense" used in Canada and Britain. See "defense" for more information.
defend to protect from harm; guard. [2 definitions]
defendant a person who is accused or sued in a court of law.
defense the act of protecting or guarding. [5 definitions]
defensive used as a defense.
defer1 to not do until later; put off; delay.
defer2 to give in to what someone else wants or thinks.
defiance bold disobedience and lack of respect for authority.
defiant showing no respect for authority; refusing to obey.
defiantly in a manner that shows a strong rejection of something or an unwillingness to obey.
deficiency the condition or quality of not having something that is needed or required.
deficient lacking something needed. [2 definitions]
deficit The amount by which something is less than what is needed. A deficit of money is caused by spending more than has been taken in.
define to explain or state the meaning of. [2 definitions]
definite clear or exact. [2 definitions]
definite article the article "the" in English grammar. The definite article is used with a noun when one is referring to something that is already known or has already been talked about.