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
Scrapie got its name from the way in which infected sheep — or goats — often rubbed against objects and scraped off wool or hair.
His wife, Ivana, led me through the construction site in a white wool Thierry Mugler jumpsuit.
Each envelope also contains a little piece of wool.
In a statement to the LA Times, Twin Hill, which is a subsidiary of Tailored Brands, assured that nothing toxic or harmful was found in the airline uniforms after tests were performed on the material, which is a wool blend.
This strong and durable messenger bag has a handsome green, gray, and brown color scheme made of both stylish canvas and wool pieces.
Sumptuous baggy pants in wool gabardine had a touch of masculine class with two pleats structuring the material, capped with stylish sandals in calf leather.
Its workshop occupies 4,000 square feet in a red-brick building in the center of town that once housed a wool mill.
That decision, combined with factors as varied as poor marketing and a drop in wool prices, helped hasten the retreat of lamb and mutton from global dinner tables.
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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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