noun, plural harts, (especially collectively) hart.
- a male deer, commonly of the red deer, Cervus elaphus, especially after its fifth year.
- Albert Bush·nell [boo sh-nl] /ˈbʊʃ nl/, 1854–1943, U.S. editor, historian, and educator.
- Gary (Warren),born 1936, U.S. politician: senator 1975–87.
- Lo·renz [lawr-uh nts, lohr-] /ˈlɔr ənts, ˈloʊr-/, 1895–1943, U.S. lyricist.
- Moss,1904–61, U.S. playwright and librettist.
- William S(hakespeare),1872–1946, U.S. film actor.
noun plural harts or hart
- the male of the deer, esp the red deer aged five years or more
- Lorenz. 1895–1943, US lyricist: collaborated with Richard Rodgers in writing musicals
- Moss. 1904–61, US dramatist: collaborated with George Kaufman on Broadway comedies and wrote libretti for musicals
Old English heorot “hart, stag, male deer,” from Proto-Germanic *herut- (cf. Old Saxon hirot, Old Frisian and Dutch hert “stag, deer,” Old High German hiruz, Old Norse hjörtr, German Hirsch “deer, stag, hart”), perhaps from PIE root *ker- “horn” (see horn (n.)). Now, a male deer after its fifth year.