Definitions for wolflike
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.
resembling or characteristic (or considered characteristic) of a wolf
"ran in wolflike packs"; "wolfish rapacity"
Like a wolf.
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