What does fleece mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fleece(noun)

    the wool of a sheep or similar animal

  2. sheepskin, fleece(noun)

    tanned skin of a sheep with the fleece left on; used for clothing

  3. fleece(noun)

    a soft bulky fabric with deep pile; used chiefly for clothing

  4. wool, fleece(verb)

    outer coat of especially sheep and yaks

  5. overcharge, soak, surcharge, gazump, fleece, plume, pluck, rob, hook(verb)

    rip off; ask an unreasonable price

  6. fleece, shear(verb)

    shear the wool from

    "shear sheep"

Wiktionary

  1. fleece(Noun)

    Hair or wool of a sheep or similar animal

  2. fleece(Noun)

    Insulating skin with the wool attached

  3. fleece(Noun)

    A textile similar to velvet, but with a longer pile that gives it a softness and a higher sheen.

  4. fleece(Noun)

    An insulating wooly jacket

  5. fleece(Noun)

    Mat or felts composed of fibers, sometimes used as a membrane backer.

  6. fleece(Verb)

    Con or trick someone out of money.

  7. fleece(Verb)

    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.

  8. Origin: From flees, from fleos.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fleece(noun)

    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

  2. Fleece(noun)

    any soft woolly covering resembling a fleece

  3. Fleece(noun)

    the fine web of cotton or wool removed by the doffing knife from the cylinder of a carding machine

  4. Fleece(verb)

    to deprive of a fleece, or natural covering of wool

  5. Fleece(verb)

    to strip of money or other property unjustly, especially by trickery or fraud; to bring to straits by oppressions and exactions

  6. Fleece(verb)

    to spread over as with wool

  7. Origin: [OE. flees, AS. fles; akin to D. flies, vlies.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fleece

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. fleece

    A type of natural material or man-made fabric or material created in various colors, substance, shapes and sizes, used for a variety of purposes.

    Fleece is used to create blankets, jackets, covers for horses and a variety of other purposes.

    Submitted by MaryC on August 18, 2016  
  2. fleece

    A type of natural or man-made material created in various colors, substance, shapes and sizes, used for a variety of purposes.

    Fleece is used to make blankets, coats, jackets etc.

    Submitted by MaryC on August 18, 2016  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fleece in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fleece in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of fleece in a Sentence

  1. Joachim du Bellay:

    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

  2. Joachim Du Bellay, Sonnet de Regrets:

    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!

  3. Kevin Taylor:

    I got a sleeping bag sized tent that protects me from wind and snow. I got a zero degree sleeping bag and fleece blankets, i was born and raised in New England. I'm used to this. It'll start breaking tomorrow.

  4. Lisa Smoczynski:

    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.

  5. Lisa Smoczynski:

    It's challenging, 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.

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