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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ As soon as the gazelle lifts its head again, the cheetah freezes.
▪ But hare and even the odd gazelle were available locally.
▪ By such stealth, it can usually get within fifty yards of a solitary gazelle.
▪ Cheetahs are trying to eat gazelles.
▪ He can run like a gazelle and jump like a kangaroo.
▪ It is like the gazelle running faster than other gazelles rather than running faster than cheetahs.
▪ True enough, but what about a gazelle running from a cheetah?
▪ Whereas foxes eat things other than rabbits, cheetahs eat only gazelles.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Gazelle \Ga*zelle"\, n. [F. gazelle, OF. also, gazel; cf. Sp. gacela, Pr. gazella, It. gazella; all fr. Ar. ghaz?l a wild goat.] (Zo["o]l.) 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. [Written also gazel.]

Note: 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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1600, from French gazelle, Old French gazel (14c.), probably via Spanish, ultimately from North African pronunciation of Arabic ghazal.


n. 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.


n. small swift graceful antelope of Africa and Asia having lustrous eyes

Gazelle, CA -- U.S. Census Designated Place in California
Population (2000): 136
Housing Units (2000): 67
Land area (2000): 0.601478 sq. miles (1.557820 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.601478 sq. miles (1.557820 sq. km)
FIPS code: 29252
Located within: California (CA), FIPS 06
Location: 41.521538 N, 122.520718 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 96034
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Gazelle, CA

A gazelle is any of many antelope species in the genus Gazella or formerly considered to belong to it. The gazelle's African name dangelo, means "swift deer." Six species are included in two genera, Eudorcas and Nanger, which were formerly considered subgenera. The genus Procapra has also been considered a subgenus of Gazella, and its members are also referred to as gazelles, though they are not dealt with in this article. Gazelles are known as swift animals. Some are able to run at bursts as high as or run at a sustained speed of . Gazelles are found mostly in the deserts, grasslands, and savannas of Africa; but they are also found in southwest and central Asia and the Indian subcontinent. They tend to live in herds, and eat less coarse, easily digestible plants and leaves.

Gazelles are rather small antelopes, most standing high at the shoulder, and are generally fawn-colored.

The gazelle genera are Gazella, Eudorcas, and Nanger. The taxonomy of these genera is a confused one, and the classification of species and subspecies has been an unsettled issue. Currently, the genus Gazella is widely considered to contain about 13 species. Four further species are extinct: the red gazelle, the Arabian gazelle, the Queen of Sheba's gazelle, and the Saudi gazelle. Most surviving gazelle species are considered threatened to varying degrees. Closely related to the true gazelles are the Tibetan and Mongolian gazelles (species of the genus Procapra), the blackbuck of Asia, and the African springbok.

One widely familiar gazelle is the African species Thomson's gazelle (Eudorcas thomsoni), which is around in height at the shoulder and is coloured brown and white with a distinguishing black stripe. The males have long, often curved, horns. Like many other prey species, Tommies and springboks (as they are familiarly called) exhibit a distinctive behaviour of stotting (running and jumping high before fleeing) when they are threatened by predators, such as cheetahs.

Gazelle (disambiguation)

A gazelle is an antelope.

Gazelle may also refer to:

Gazelle (bicycle)

Royal Dutch Gazelle is the largest and most famous bicycle manufacturer in the Netherlands. Gazelle employs 550 workers at its factory in Dieren, Netherlands, producing 300,000 bicycles a year. Total production has passed 13 million.

Gazelle (Marvel Comics)

Gazelle is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

Gazelle (software company)

Gazelle was an arcade game developer founded by former Toaplan employees after the bankruptcy of the latter company in 1994.

They developed only two games: Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon, a beat 'em up, 1995 and Air Gallet, an extremely difficult " manic" vertically scrolling shoot 'em up, 1996. Both were distributed by Banpresto. They also ported some Toaplan arcade titles to home consoles.

Category:Companies established in 1994 Category:Video game companies of Japan

Gazelle (New-Gen)

Gazelle (Elle) is a fictional character, a superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character appears in the NEW-GEN comic books. Created by Chris Matonti, J.D. Matonti, and Julia Coppola, she first appeared in NEW-GEN #1 (2010). He was one of the children from the world of NEW-GEN granted extraordinary abilities by Deadalus' nanobot infestation. She is a founding member of the A.P.N.G. superhero team.

Gazelle (web browser)

Gazelle is a research web browser which Microsoft Research announced in early 2009. The central notion of the project is to apply operating system principles to browser construction. In particular, the browser has a secure kernel, modeled after an operating system kernel, and various web sources run as separate "principals" above that, similar to user-space processes in an operating system. The goal of doing this is to prevent bad code from one web source to affect the rendering or processing of code from other web sources. Browser plugins are also managed as principals.

By the July 2009 announcement of Google Chrome OS, Gazelle was seen as a possible alternative Microsoft architectural approach compared to Google's direction. That is, rather than the operating system being reduced in role to that of a browser, the browser would be strengthened using operating system principles.

ServiceOS is also related to the browser architectures.

Gazelle (Internet company)

Gazelle is an eCommerce company founded in 2006 that lets people sell their used electronic devices, such as cell phones, tablets and computers. The company pays consumers for used or broken electronic devices. It is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with operations in Louisville, Kentucky.

Usage examples of "gazelle".

In connection with the horses it is worthy of notice that the quagga zebra, which never comes together with the dauw zebra, nevertheless lives on excellent terms, not only with ostriches, which are very good sentries, but also with gazelles, several species of antelopes, and gnus.

We passed herds of dozing zebras, fitfully dreaming dinotheres, asleep-on-their-feet gazelles.

Amongst the grey-green thorn trees and dense scrub goat and camel grazed in company with gazelle and gerenuk, oryx and greater kudu.

In addition to the waterbucks that had fled Lake Kiboko, I saw gazelles, wildebeest, zebras, and ungainly giraffids with antlers like massive human pelvises.

Footmarks of the ostrich, gazelle, hare, habara, and some other interesting animals, cover this portion of the desert.

As yesterday, the sand and soft earth are covered with the footmarks of gazelles, ostriches, the habara, and even the giraffe.

Horus of Hibonu swooped down upon the back of a gazelle like a hunting hawk, Hathor of Denderah was a cow, Bastit of Bubastis was a cat or a tigress, while Nekhabit of El Kab was a great bald-headed vulture.

The common people preferred attacking the gazelle, the oryx, the mouflon sheep, the ibex, the wild ox, and the ostrich, but did not disdain more humble game, such as the porcupine and long-eared hare: nondescript packs, in which the jackal and the hyena ran side by side with the wolf-dog and the lithe Abyssinian greyhound, scented and retrieved for their master the prey which he had pierced with his arrows.

Many striking illustrations of social life could be taken from the life of the reindeer, and especially of that large division of ruminants which might include the roebucks, the fallow deer, the antelopes, the gazelles, the ibex, and, in fact, the whole of the three numerous families of the Antelopides, the Caprides, and the Ovides.

As Sapling hauled the throwing stick forward, the great force it applied to the spear made it bend: the spear, flexing, actually seemed to leap away, like a gazelle escaping a trap.

Young tyrannosaurs and baby allosaurs, eager to devour the gazelles on the deck above.

Sond, hunting gazelle with his mortal master, Sheykh Majiid al Fakhar, blinked in astonishment at the sound and glanced around, wondering why there was thunder in a perfectly sunny sky.

From the great cats in Africa that cold-bloodedly search out the young and weak gazelles, to the terrible wars that are fought out in anthills and termite colonies.

He was helping himself to some gazelle, which sent forth an appetising odour, and Ouardi was proudly pouring out for him the first glass of blithely winking champagne.

It was impossible to know in what proportions to expect these three primate species to be coinhabiting the landscape, and because I saw only gazelles, antelopes, zebras, and a distant pride of lions, I was not likely to solve this problem in a single afternoon.