woof

noun (1)
\ ˈwu̇f How to pronounce woof (audio) , ˈwüf How to pronounce woof (audio) \

Definition of woof

 (Entry 1 of 3)

b : woven fabric also : the texture of such a fabric
2 : a basic or essential element or material

woof

verb
\ ˈwu̇f How to pronounce woof (audio) \
woofed; woofing; woofs

Definition of woof (Entry 2 of 3)

intransitive verb

1 : to make the low gruff sound typically produced by a dog
2 : to express oneself in a usually stylized boastful or aggressive manner

woof

noun (2)

Definition of woof (Entry 3 of 3)

1 : a low gruff sound typically produced by a dog
2 : a low note emitted by sound reproducing equipment

First Known Use of woof

Noun (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

1804, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1839, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for woof

Noun (1)

alteration of Middle English oof, from Old English ōwef, from ō- (from on) + wefan to weave — more at weave

Verb

imitative

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woof

noun
\ ˈwu̇f How to pronounce woof (audio) \

Kids Definition of woof

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: a deep harsh sound made by a dog

woof

verb
woofed; woofing

Kids Definition of woof (Entry 2 of 3)

: to make the deep harsh sound of a dog

woof

noun
\ ˈwu̇f How to pronounce woof (audio) , ˈwüf\

Kids Definition of woof (Entry 3 of 3)

1 : the threads that cross the warp in weaving a fabric
2 : a woven fabric or its texture

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