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Is deer a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word deer is a Scrabble US word. The word deer is worth 5 points in Scrabble:

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Is deer a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word deer is a Scrabble UK word and has 5 points:

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Valid words made from Deer

You can make 16 words from 'deer' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'deer'

DEER 5DERE 5
DREE 5ERED 5
REDE 5REED 5

3 letters words from 'deer'

DEE 4ERE 3
RED 4REE 3

2 letters words from 'deer'

DE 3ED 3
EE 2ER 2
RE 2 

All 4 letters words made out of deer

deer eder deer eder eedr eedr dere edre dree rdee erde rede dere edre dree rdee erde rede eerd eerd ered reed ered reed

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word deer. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in deer.

Definitions and meaning of deer

deer

Etymology

From Middle English deere, dere, der, dier, deor (small animal, deer), from Old English dēor (animal), from Proto-West Germanic *deuʀ, from Proto-Germanic *deuzą, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰewsóm (living thing), from *dʰéws (breath), full-grade derivative of *dʰwes-.

Cognate with Scots dere, deir (deer), North Frisian dier (animal, beast), West Frisian dier (animal, beast), Dutch dier (animal, beast), German Low German Deer, Deert (animal), German Tier (animal, beast), Swedish djur (animal, beast), Norwegian dyr (animal), Icelandic dýr (animal, beast).

Related also to Albanian dash (ram) (possibly), Lithuanian daũsos (upper air; heaven), Lithuanian dùsti (to sigh), Russian душа́ (dušá, breath, spirit), Lithuanian dvėsti (to breathe, exhale), Sanskrit ध्वंसति (dhvaṃsati, he falls to dust).

For the semantic development compare Latin animālis (animal), from anima (breath, spirit).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /dɪə/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /dɪɹ/
  • (Scotland, some US) IPA(key): /diːɹ/
  • Rhymes: -ɪə(ɹ)
  • Homophones: dear, dir

Noun

deer (plural deer or (nonstandard) deers)

  1. a ruminant mammal with antlers and hooves of the family Cervidae, or one of several similar animals from related families of the order Artiodactyla
  2. (in particular) one of the smaller animals of this family, distinguished from a moose or elk
  3. the meat of such an animal; venison.
  4. (obsolete, except in the phrase "small deer") an animal, especially a quadrupedal mammal, as opposed to a bird, fish, etc.
    • 1606, William Shakespeare, King Lear, Act III. IV
      But mice and rats and such small deer, have been Tom's food for seven long year.

Hyponyms

  • buck, stag (male deer); doe, hind (female deer); fawn (young deer); hart (adult deer)

Derived terms

Descendants

  • Sranan Tongo: dia

Translations

Anagrams

  • Rede, Reed, de re, dere, dree, rede, reed

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -eːr

Verb

deer

  1. first-person singular present indicative of deren
  2. imperative of deren

Hunsrik

Alternative forms

  • tëyer (Wiesemann spelling system)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈteːɐ/

Etymology 1

From Old High German ir. Compare Luxembourgish dir.

Pronoun

deer

  1. you (plural)

Inflection

Etymology 2

Pronoun

deer

  1. stressed dative of du.

Inflection

Further reading

  • Online Hunsrik Dictionary

Limburgish

Etymology

From Middle Dutch dier, from Old Dutch dier, from Proto-Germanic *deuzą.

Noun

deer n

  1. pet
  2. (obsolete) beast, animal

Inflection

  • The dative and accusative are obsolete nowadays; use the nominative instead.

Saterland Frisian

Etymology

From Old Frisian dēr, thēr, from Proto-Germanic *þar. More at there.

Adverb

deer

  1. there

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a ruminant mammal.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)