Definitions for fleece
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word fleece.
the wool of a sheep or similar animal
tanned skin of a sheep with the fleece left on; used for clothing
a soft bulky fabric with deep pile; used chiefly for clothing
outer coat of especially sheep and yaks
overcharge, soak, surcharge, gazump, fleece, plume, pluck, rob, hookverb
rip off; ask an unreasonable price
shear the wool from
Hair or wool of a sheep or similar animal
Insulating skin with the wool attached
A textile similar to velvet, but with a longer pile that gives it a softness and a higher sheen.
An insulating wooly jacket
Mat or felts composed of fibers, sometimes used as a membrane backer.
Con or trick someone out of money.
To shear the fleece from an animal (such as a sheep).
During spring shearing we have to fleece all the sheep in just a few days.
Etymology: From flees, from fleos.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
As much wool as is shorn from one sheep.
Etymology: flyr, fler, Saxon; vleese, Dutch.
Giving account of the annual increase
Both of their lambs and of their woolly fleece. Hubb. Tale.
So many days my ewes have been with young,
So many months ere I shall sheer the fleece. William Shakespeare, Hen. VI.
I am shepherd to another man,
And do not sheer the fleeces that I graze. William Shakespeare, As you like it.
Her sunny locks
Hang on her temples like a golden fleece. William Shakespeare.
Sailors have used every night to hang fleeces of wool on the sides of their ships, towards the water; and they have crushed fresh water out of them in the morning. Francis Bacon, Nat. History.
The sheep will prove much to the advantage of the woollen manufacture, by the fineness of the fleeces. Gulliver’s Travels.
Etymology: from the noun.
Courts of justice have a small pension, so that they are tempted to take bribes, and to fleece the people. Addison.
Fleece is a term with multiple definitions: 1. A type of soft, warm fabric that is made from synthetic material and mimics the texture of a sheep's wool. Often used in outdoor clothing and blankets due to its warmth and lightweight nature. 2. The woolly covering or coat of a sheep or a similar animal, usually removed by shearing. 3. Verb form: To cheat, swindle, or overcharge someone for goods or services. Named after the way that sheep are stripped of their wool.
the entire coat of wood that covers a sheep or other similar animal; also, the quantity shorn from a sheep, or animal, at one time
any soft woolly covering resembling a fleece
the fine web of cotton or wool removed by the doffing knife from the cylinder of a carding machine
to deprive of a fleece, or natural covering of wool
to strip of money or other property unjustly, especially by trickery or fraud; to bring to straits by oppressions and exactions
to spread over as with wool
Etymology: [OE. flees, AS. fles; akin to D. flies, vlies.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
flēs, n. the coat of wool shorn from a sheep at one time: anything like a fleece.—v.t. to clip wool from: to plunder: to cover, as with wool.—adjs. Fleeced, having a fleece; Fleece′less.—ns. Flee′cer, one who strips or plunders; Fleece′-wool, that shorn from the living animal.—adj. Fleec′y, woolly. [A.S. fléos; Dut. vlies, Ger. fliess.]
A type of garment created in various colors, material, shapes and sizes for a variety of purposes.
Fleece is utilized to create blankets, jackets, covers for horses and a variety of other purposes.
Submitted by MaryC on August 18, 2016
A type of material or product.
Fleece is used to make blankets, coats, jackets etc.
Submitted by MaryC on August 18, 2016
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Fleece is ranked #44957 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Fleece surname appeared 477 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Fleece.
86.7% or 414 total occurrences were White.
7.9% or 38 total occurrences were Black.
2.9% or 14 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.2% or 6 total occurrences were Asian.
The numerical value of fleece in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of fleece in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
We are heartbroken at the loss of this sweet, wise, friendly soul. Chris is known as the world record holder for having grown the heaviest fleece on record, he was so much more than this, so very much more, and we will remember him for all that he was - someone, not something.
Happy the man who, like Ulysses, has made a fine voyage, or has won the Golden Fleece, and then returns, experienced and knowledgeable, to spend the rest of his life among his family
We were extremely surprised to find that the number of particles measured with the fleece actually exceeded the number of particles measured without wearing any mask, we want to emphasize that we really encourage people to wear masks, but we want them to wear masks that actually work.
I've got Under Armour, lined pants, fleece-lined jeans — let's see, one, two, three, four, five layers. Insulated gloves, insulated boots, the heaviest socks available. Under Armour hat. All the joys of life.
Happy the man who, like Ulysses, has made a fine voyage, or has won the Golden Fleece, and then returns, experienced and knowledgeable, to spend the rest of his life among his family!
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Translations for fleece
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- руно́, во́ўна, шэрсцьBelarusian
- стрижа, руно, оскубвам, вълна́Bulgarian
- velló, vell, pelfaCatalan, Valencian
- vlna, rouno, flísCzech
- μηλωτή, προβιάGreek
- pelto, ŝaflano, ŝafharo, feloEsperanto
- esquilmar, pana, terciopelo, esquilar, toisón, lana, felpa, piel, vellónSpanish
- fliissi, fleece, fliissikangas, villa, nylkeä, karva, fliissitakki, keritäFinnish
- dépouiller, dévaliser, toison, polaire, fleeceFrench
- rùsgScottish Gaelic
- megkopaszt, gyapjú, megvág, gyapjas bőrHungarian
- բուրդ, գեղմArmenian
- vello, felpa, pile, spiumareItalian
- 羊毛, フリースJapanese
- ру́но, во́лнаMacedonian
- wełna, runoPolish
- pelego, tosãoPortuguese
- stoarce, lânăRomanian
- шерсть, руно́, обдира́ть, ободра́ть, стричь, овчи́наRussian
- vuna, runo, руно, вунаSerbo-Croatian
- rúno, vlnaSlovak
- volna, runoSlovene
- руно́, во́вна, шерстьUkrainian
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