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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wigwam(noun)

    a Native American lodge frequently having an oval shape and covered with bark or hides


  1. wigwam(Noun)

    A Native American dwelling having an arched framework overlaid with bark, hides, or mats.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wigwam(noun)

    an Indian cabin or hut, usually of a conical form, and made of a framework of poles covered with hides, bark, or mats; -- called also tepee

  2. Origin: [From the Algonquin or Massachusetts Indian word wk, his house, or dwelling place; with possessive and locative affixes, w-kou-om-ut, in his (or their) house, contracted by the English to weekwam, and wigwam.]


  1. WigWam

    WigWam are a duo comprising Alex James, the bassist from Blur and vocalist Betty Boo. With record producer Ben Hillier, and former Boo collaborators Beatmasters, WigWam were said to be creating an album which they described as "experimental yet accessible 21st century pop". However, James did not mention the project in his 2007 autobiography, and it is considered defunct. The debut single "WigWam" was released on 3 April 2006 on 2 CD formats. The music video to the single was filmed in Soho, London and was directed by Dom Joly.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wigwam

    wig′wam, n. an Indian hut. [Eng. corr. of Algonkin word.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. wigwam

    (sometimes written weekwam). An Indian cabin or hut. The wigwam, or Indian house, of a circular or oval shape, was made of bark or mats laid over a framework of branches of trees stuck in the ground in such a manner as to converge at the top, where was a central aperture for the escape of smoke from the fire beneath. The better sort had also a lining of mats. For entrance and egress two low openings were left on opposite sides, one or the other of which was closed with bark or mats, according to the direction of the wind.

Editors Contribution

  1. wigwam

    A type of accommodation, dwelling or home created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, conical shape, sizes and styles used for a variety of purposes.

    She opened her new wigwam business using them as a form of holiday accommodation on her small farm and it provided her with the income she needed and she was delighted to meet the people who came to stay.

    Submitted by MaryC on October 27, 2015  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wigwam in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wigwam in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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