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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wolfwʊlf(n.; v.)(pl.)wolves

  1. (n.)any of several carnivorous mammals of the genus Canus, esp. the gray wolf, Canis lupus, formerly common throughout the Northern Hemisphere.

    Category: Mammals

  2. any of several other large canids, as the maned wolf.

    Category: Mammals

  3. the fur of such an animal.

  4. any of various unrelated wolflike animals, as the thylacine.

    Category: Mammals

  5. a cruelly rapacious person.

  6. a man who makes amorous advances to many women.

  7. a pitch of unstable quality or loudness sometimes occurring in a bowed musical instrument.

    Category: Music and Dance

  8. (v.t.)to devour voraciously (often fol. by down):

    to wolf one's food.

  9. (v.i.)to hunt for wolves.

Idioms for wolf:

  1. cry wolf, to give a false alarm.

    Category: Idiom

  2. keep the wolf from the door, to avert poverty or starvation.

    Category: Idiom

  3. wolf in sheep's clothing, a person who conceals evil beneath an innocent exterior.

    Category: Idiom

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



  1. Friedrich August, 1759–1824, German classical scholar.

    Category: Biography

  2. Hugo, 1860–1903, Austrian composer.

    Category: Biography

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wolflike, wolfish(adj)

    resembling or characteristic (or considered characteristic) of a wolf

    "ran in wolflike packs"; "wolfish rapacity"


  1. wolflike(Adjective)

    Like a wolf.


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