Definition of wool
1 : the soft wavy or curly usually thick undercoat of various hairy mammals and especially the sheep made up of a matrix of keratin fibers and covered with minute scales
2 : a product of wool; especially : a woven fabric or garment of such fabric
Examples of wool in a Sentence
She doesn't like wool because it can be itchy.
the wool from cashmere goats is considered by many to be the finest available
Recent Examples of wool from the Web
Bath’s association with the wool trade is featured in The Canterbury Tales.
With an inventory of hemp rugs, yak-wool throws, and meditation cushions in muted neutral shades, the store is a visual representation of the understated lifestyle.
The fabric is a custom, in-house product made of super 130s navy wool for the label, which has been dressing McGregor for the entirety of his career.
Without carbon there would be no polymers with which to make either wool or rubber, no muscles with which to rub the two together, no brains to conceive of doing so—or of explaining what happens afterwards.
As a crowning touch, the website displays an image of a fluffy lamb’s wool wig, whose resemblance to a resting sheep and to the asymmetrical Old Fort Point hill pictured next to it can be seen—with some effort, anyway.
Cotton ones retain moisture (translation: rubbing and blisters), so pack wool and synthetic blends which wick away perspiration, keeping your feet dry and blister-free. 5.
Scrapie got its name from the way in which infected sheep — or goats — often rubbed against objects and scraped off wool or hair.
A men’s two-piece wool suit could be between $3.90 and $25. ·
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Origin and Etymology of wool
Middle English wolle, from Old English wull; akin to Old High German wolla wool, Latin vellus fleece, lana wool
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
WOOL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of wool for English Language Learners
: the soft, thick hair of sheep and some other animals
: cloth or clothing made of wool
: long, thick thread made of wool and used for knitting
WOOL Defined for Kids
Definition of wool for Students
1 : soft wavy or curly usually thick hair especially of the sheep
2 : a substance that looks like a mass of wavy hair steel wool
3 : a material (as yarn) made from wool
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