Definitions for wolfwʊlf
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(n.)any of several carnivorous mammals of the genus Canus, esp. the gray wolf, Canis lupus, formerly common throughout the Northern Hemisphere.
any of several other large canids, as the maned wolf.
the fur of such an animal.
any of various unrelated wolflike animals, as the thylacine.
a cruelly rapacious person.
a man who makes amorous advances to many women.
a pitch of unstable quality or loudness sometimes occurring in a bowed musical instrument.
Category: Music and Dance
(v.t.)to devour voraciously (often fol. by down):
to wolf one's food.
(v.i.)to hunt for wolves.
Idioms for wolf:
cry wolf, to give a false alarm.
keep the wolf from the door, to avert poverty or starvation.
wolf in sheep's clothing, a person who conceals evil beneath an innocent exterior.
Origin of wolf:
bef. 900; ME; OE wulf, c. OS wulf, OHG wolf, ON ulfr, Go wulfs, Pol wilk, Skt vṛka; akin to L lupus, Gk lýkos
Friedrich August, 1759–1824, German classical scholar.
Hugo, 1860–1903, Austrian composer.
any of various predatory carnivorous canine mammals of North America and Eurasia that usually hunt in packs
Wolf, Hugo Wolf(noun)
Austrian composer (1860-1903)
Wolf, Friedrich August Wolf(noun)
German classical scholar who claimed that the Iliad and Odyssey were composed by several authors (1759-1824)
wolf, woman chaser, skirt chaser, masher(noun)
a man who is aggressive in making amorous advances to women
beast, wolf, savage, brute, wildcat(verb)
a cruelly rapacious person
wolf, wolf down(verb)
"The teenager wolfed down the pizza"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a large dog-like wild animal
wolves howling in the night
to eat very quickly
The kids wolfed down their food.
A large wild canid (member of the dog family), closely related to, and at times consanguineous to the domestic dog, which is considered a subspecies of the wolf.
A man who makes amorous advances on many women.
A wolf tone or wolf note; an unpleasant tone produced when a note matches the natural resonating frequency of the body of a musical instrument, the quality of which may be likened to the howl of a wolf.
This cello has a terrible wolf on the D string around 'F'.
To devour; to gobble; to eat (something) voraciously.
The constellation Lupus.
Origin: from wulf, from wulfaz, from wĺ̥kʷos; akin to , گرگ, vilkas, , ujk, lupus.
any one of several species of wild and savage carnivores belonging to the genus Canis and closely allied to the common dog. The best-known and most destructive species are the European wolf (Canis lupus), the American gray, or timber, wolf (C. occidentalis), and the prairie wolf, or coyote. Wolves often hunt in packs, and may thus attack large animals and even man
one of the destructive, and usually hairy, larvae of several species of beetles and grain moths; as, the bee wolf
fig.: Any very ravenous, rapacious, or destructive person or thing; especially, want; starvation; as, they toiled hard to keep the wolf from the door
a white worm, or maggot, which infests granaries
an eating ulcer or sore. Cf. Lupus
the harsh, howling sound of some of the chords on an organ or piano tuned by unequal temperament
in bowed instruments, a harshness due to defective vibration in certain notes of the scale
a willying machine
Wolf is a 1994 American horror film directed by Mike Nichols and written by Jim Harrison, Wesley Strick, and an uncredited Elaine May, with music by Ennio Morricone and cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno. The film featured Jack Nicholson and Michelle Pfeiffer in the lead roles, alongside James Spader, Kate Nelligan, Richard Jenkins, Christopher Plummer, Eileen Atkins, David Hyde Pierce, and Om Puri.
British National Corpus
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Translations for wolf
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a type of wild animal of the dog family, usually found hunting in packs.
- loboPortuguese (BR)
- der WolfGerman
- loup, louveFrench
- لېوه، شرمښ: سر اښ، وږ سترګى، داړونكى، چالاك، ناترس، بې رحمه، سخت زړىPashto
- 狼Chinese (Trad.)
- chó sóiVietnamese
- 狼Chinese (Simp.)
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