|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
(Hebrews `ayal), a stag or male deer. It is ranked among the clean animals (Deuteronomy 12:15; 14:5; 15:22), and was commonly killed for food (1 Kings 4:23). The hart is frequently alluded to in the poetical and prophetical books (Isaiah 35:6; Cant. 2:8, 9; Lamentations 1:6; Psalm 42:1).
Noah Webster's Dictionary
(n.) A stag; the male of the red deer.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Hart (10 Occurrences)
Deuteronomy 12:15 Notwithstanding, you may kill and eat flesh within all your gates, after all the desire of your soul, according to the blessing of Yahweh your God which he has given you: the unclean and the clean may eat of it, as of the gazelle, and as of the hart. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Deuteronomy 12:22 Even as the gazelle and as the hart is eaten, so you shall eat of it: the unclean and the clean may eat of it alike. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Deuteronomy 14:5 the hart, and the gazelle, and the roebuck, and the wild goat, and the ibex, and the antelope, and the chamois. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Deuteronomy 15:22 You shall eat it within your gates: the unclean and the clean shall eat it alike, as the gazelle, and as the hart. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
1 Kings 4:23 ten head of fat cattle, and twenty head of cattle out of the pastures, and one hundred sheep, besides harts, and gazelles, and roebucks, and fattened fowl. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Psalms 42:1 As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. (KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Song of Songs 2:9 My beloved is like a roe or a young hart. Behold, he stands behind our wall! He looks in at the windows. He glances through the lattice. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Song of Songs 2:17 Until the day is cool, and the shadows flee away, turn, my beloved, and be like a roe or a young hart on the mountains of Bether. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Song of Songs 8:14 Make haste, my beloved, and be thou like to a roe or to a young hart upon the mountains of spices. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Isaiah 35:6 Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)