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1wolf

noun, often attributive \ˈwlf\

: a large wild animal that is similar to a dog and that often hunts in groups

plural wolves \ˈwlvz\

Full Definition of WOLF

1
plural also wolf
a :  any of several large predatory canids (genus Canis) that live and hunt in packs and resemble the related dogs; especially :  gray wolf — compare coyote, jackal
b :  the fur of a wolf
2
a (1) :  a fierce, rapacious, or destructive person (2) :  a man forward, direct, and zealous in amatory attentions to women
b :  dire poverty :  starvation <keep the wolf from the door>
c :  the maggot of a warble fly
3
[German; from the howling sound]
a (1) :  dissonance in some chords on organs, pianos, or other instruments with fixed tones tuned by unequal temperament
(2) :  an instance of such dissonance
b :  a harshness due to faulty vibration in various tones in a bowed instrument
wolf·like \ˈwlf-ˌlīk\ adjective
wolf in sheep's clothing
:  one who cloaks a hostile intention with a friendly manner

Examples of WOLF

  1. <she threatened to geld the wolf if he didn't stop making passes at her>
  2. <no sooner had the lottery winner's name been made public than the wolves with their investment schemes showed up on her doorstep>

Origin of WOLF

Middle English, from Old English wulf; akin to Old High German wolf wolf, Latin lupus, Greek lykos
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Mammals Terms

dormouse, dugong, gibbon, grimalkin, sable, stoat, ungulate, vole

2wolf

verb

: to eat (something) very quickly

Full Definition of WOLF

transitive verb
:  to eat greedily :  devour

Examples of WOLF

  1. <the way you wolf your food it's no wonder you have intestinal distress>

First Known Use of WOLF

1862

Related to WOLF

Wolf

biographical name \ˈvlf\

Definition of WOLF

Friedrich August 1759–1824 Ger. philologist

Wolf

biographical name

Definition of WOLF

Hugo Philipp Jakob 1860–1903 Austrian composer

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