Definitions for woolwʊl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the fine, soft, curly hair that forms the fleece of sheep and certain other animals.
yarn made of such wool.
a fabric or garment of such wool.
any finely fibrous or filamentous matter suggestive of the wool of sheep:
any coating of short, fine hairs or hairlike processes, as on a caterpillar or a plant; pubescence.
Idioms for wool:
pull the wool over someone's eyes, to deceive or delude someone.
Origin of wool:
bef. 900; ME wolle, OE wull(e), c. MD, MLG wulle, OHG wolla, ON ull, Go wulla; akin to L lāna, Skt ūrṇā wool, L vellus fleece
wool, woolen, woollen(noun)
a fabric made from the hair of sheep
fiber sheared from animals (such as sheep) and twisted into yarn for weaving
outer coat of especially sheep and yaks
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
sheep's hair or the fiber or material made from sheep's hair
a ball of wool; a wool jacket
The hair of the sheep, llama and some other ruminants.
A cloth or yarn made from the wool of sheep.
Anything with a texture like that of wool.
Made of wool.
Put on a woolly jumper and turn down the thermostat.
A town in Dorset, England.
Origin: wolle, from wull, from wullō (cf. Dutch wol, German Wolle, Norwegian ull), from h₂wĺ̥h₁neh₂ (cf. Welsh gwlân, Latin lana, Lithuanian vilna, Russian волна).
the soft and curled, or crisped, species of hair which grows on sheep and some other animals, and which in fineness sometimes approaches to fur; -- chiefly applied to the fleecy coat of the sheep, which constitutes a most essential material of clothing in all cold and temperate climates
short, thick hair, especially when crisped or curled
a sort of pubescence, or a clothing of dense, curling hairs on the surface of certain plants
Wool is the textile fiber obtained from sheep and certain other animals, including cashmere from goats, mohair from goats, qiviut from muskoxen, angora from rabbits, and other types of wool from camelids. Wool has several qualities that distinguish it from hair or fur: it is crimped, it is elastic, and it grows in staples. In the United States the term wool is usually restricted to describing the fibrous protein derived from the specialized skin cells called follicles in sheep, although in the UK it may be used of any long curling fiber such as wood wool, wire wool, etc.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The hair of SHEEP or other animals that is used for weaving.
British National Corpus
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'wool' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3646
Rank popularity for the word 'wool' in Nouns Frequency: #2005
Translations for wool
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(of) the soft hair of sheep and some other animals, often made into yarn etc for knitting or into fabric for making clothes etc
I wear wool in winter; knitting-wool; a wool blanket.
- lã / peloPortuguese (BR)
- vlna; vlněnýCzech
- die Wolle, Woll...German
- uld; uld-; -garnDanish
- μαλλί, μάλλινοςGreek
- پشم؛ پشمیFarsi
- (de/en) laineFrench
- vuna, vunenCroatian
- lana; di lanaItalian
- vilna; vilnonisLithuanian
- vilna; vilnas-Latvian
- پشم؛ پشمیPersian
- وړۍ، وړين ټوكر: لنډپنډ وېشتان، ګوړ ګوتى (كوتې كوتې) ويښتان: وړۍ وزمهPashto
- (de/din) lânăRomanian
- шерсть; шерстяная тканьRussian
- vlna; vlnenýSlovak
- volna; volnenSlovenian
- ull, ylleSwedish
- 羊毛Chinese (Trad.)
- шерсть, вовнаUkrainian
- 羊毛Chinese (Simp.)
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