Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


[hahr-tuh-beest, hahrt-beest] /ˈhɑr təˌbist, ˈhɑrtˌbist/

noun, plural hartebeests (especially collectively) hartebeest.
any large African antelope of the genus Alcelaphus, having ringed horns that curve backward: some species are endangered.
any of several related African antelopes, as certain species of the genus Damaliscus.
either of two large African antelopes, Alcelaphus buselaphus or A. lichtensteini, having an elongated muzzle, lyre-shaped horns, and a fawn-coloured coat
any similar and related animal, such as Damaliscus hunteri (Hunter’s hartebeest)

1786, from Afrikaans, from Dutch hertebeest “antelope,” from hert “hart” (see hart) + beest “beast, ox” (in S.African Dutch “steer, cattle”), from Middle Dutch beeste, from Old French beste “beast” (see beast).


Read Also:

  • Hartford

    [hahrt-ferd] /ˈhɑrt fərd/ noun 1. (George) Huntington, 2nd, 1911–2008, U.S. businessman and patron of the arts. 2. a port in and the capital of Connecticut, in the central part, on the Connecticut River. [kuh-net-i-kuh t] /kəˈnɛt ɪ kət/ noun 1. a state in the NE United States. 5009 sq. mi. (12,975 sq. km). Capital: Hartford. […]

  • Hartford-fern

    noun 1. a climbing or sprawling fern, Lygodium palmatum, of the eastern U.S., having deeply lobed ivylike leaves.

  • Harthacanute

    /ˈhɑːθəkəˌnjuːt/ noun 1. ?1019–42, king of Denmark (1035–42) and of England (1040–42); son of Canute

  • Harthacnut

    [hahr-th uh-kuh-noot, -nyoot] /ˌhɑr ðə kəˈnut, -ˈnyut/ noun 1. . [hahr-duh-kuh-noot, -nyoot] /ˌhɑr də kəˈnut, -ˈnyut/ noun 1. 1019?–42, king of Denmark 1035–42, king of England 1040–42 (son of Canute). /ˈhɑːdɪkəˌnjuːt/ noun 1. same as Harthacanute

Disclaimer: Hartebeest definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.