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Animal GenderPlay
Use 'stag' only for male deer, similar to 'bull' for cattle or 'rooster' for chickens. SlideThe majestic stag stood watching over the does.
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Hunting ContextPlay
The term 'stag' is common in hunting and wildlife contexts, denoting the male target or subject. SlideHunters often prize a stag for its antlers.
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Metaphoric UsePlay
'Stag' is sometimes used metaphorically to describe someone strong or independent. SlideHe stood like a stag, alone but unafraid.