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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a male deer, especially an adult male red deer;
[syn: hart, stag]

2. adult male deer;


VERB (3)

1. attend a dance or a party without a female companion;

2. give away information about somebody;
- Example: "He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam"
[syn: denounce, tell on, betray, give away, rat, grass, shit, shop, snitch, stag]

3. watch, observe, or inquire secretly;
[syn: spy, stag, snoop, sleuth]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Stag \Stag\ (st[a^]g), n. [Icel. steggr the male of several animals; or a doubtful AS. stagga. Cf. Steg.] 1. (Zool.) (a) The adult male of the red deer (Cervus elaphus), a large European species closely related to the American elk, or wapiti. (b) The male of certain other species of large deer. [1913 Webster] 2. A colt, or filly; also, a romping girl. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] 3. A castrated bull; -- called also bull stag, and bull seg. See the Note under Ox. [1913 Webster] 4. (Stock Exchange) (a) An outside irregular dealer in stocks, who is not a member of the exchange. [Cant] (b) One who applies for the allotment of shares in new projects, with a view to sell immediately at a premium, and not to hold the stock. [Cant] [1913 Webster] 5. (Zool.) The European wren. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] Stag beetle (Zool.), any one of numerous species of lamellicorn beetles belonging to Lucanus and allied genera, especially Lucanus cervus of Europe and Lucanus dama of the United States. The mandibles are large and branched, or forked, whence the name. The larva feeds on the rotten wood of dead trees. Called also horned bug, and horse beetle. Stag dance, a dance by men only. [Slang, U.S.] Stag hog (Zool.), the babiroussa. Stag-horn coral (Zool.), any one of several species of large branching corals of the genus Madrepora, which somewhat resemble the antlers of the stag, especially Madrepora cervicornis, and Madrepora palmata, of Florida and the West Indies. Stag-horn fern (Bot.), an Australian and West African fern (Platycerium alcicorne) having the large fronds branched like a stag's horns; also, any species of the same genus. Stag-horn sumac (Bot.), a common American shrub (Rhus typhina) having densely velvety branchlets. See Sumac. Stag party, a party consisting of men only. [Slang, U. S.] Stag tick (Zool.), a parasitic dipterous insect of the family Hippoboscidae, which lives upon the stag and is usually wingless. The same species lives also upon the European grouse, but in that case has wings. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Stag \Stag\, v. i. (Com.) To act as a "stag," or irregular dealer in stocks. [Cant] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Stag \Stag\, v. t. To watch; to dog, or keep track of. [Prov. Eng. or Slang] --H. Kingsley. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Steg \Steg\ (st[e^]g), n. [Icel. steggr the male of several animals. Cf. Stag.] (Zool.) A gander. [Written also stag.] [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

stag n 1: a male deer, especially an adult male red deer [syn: hart, stag] 2: adult male deer v 1: attend a dance or a party without a female companion 2: give away information about somebody; "He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam" [syn: denounce, tell on, betray, give away, rat, grass, shit, shop, snitch, stag] 3: watch, observe, or inquire secretly [syn: spy, stag, snoop, sleuth]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

126 Moby Thesaurus words for "stag": Cape elk, Kaffeeklatsch, Virginia deer, adventurer, antelope, ball, big operator, billy, billy goat, blowout, boar, broad jumper, bubbly-jock, buck, bucking bronco, buckjumper, bull, bullock, camel, camelopard, caribou, chanticleer, cock, cockerel, cocktail party, coffee klatch, costume party, deer, deerlet, dinner, dinner party, doe, dog, donation party, drake, dromedary, eland, elk, entertainment, entire, entire horse, fallow deer, fawn, festivity, flea, frog, gander, garden party, gazelle, giraffe, gnu, goat, gobbler, grasshopper, gunslinger, hart, hartebeest, he-goat, hen party, high jumper, hind, hopper, house party, house-raising, housewarming, hurdle racer, hurdler, jackrabbit, jumper, jumping bean, jumping jack, kaama, kangaroo, lame duck, lawn party, leaper, margin purchaser, mask, masque, masquerade, masquerade party, moose, mule deer, musk deer, okapi, operator, party, peacock, plunger, pole vaulter, ram, red deer, reindeer, roe, roe deer, roebuck, rooster, salmon, scalper, shindig, shindy, shower, smart operator, smoker, speculator, springbok, stag party, stallion, steer, stot, stud, studhorse, sunfisher, surprise party, timber topper, tom, tom turkey, tomcat, top cow, top horse, tup, turkey gobbler, turkey-cock, vaulter, wether, wildebeest