What does wolverine mean?

Definitions for wolverine
ˌwʊl vəˈrin, ˈwʊl vəˌrinwolver·ine

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Michigander, Wolverinenoun

    a native or resident of Michigan

  2. glutton, Gulo gulo, wolverinenoun

    musteline mammal of northern Eurasia

  3. wolverine, carcajou, skunk bear, Gulo luscusnoun

    stocky shaggy-coated North American carnivorous mammal

GCIDE

  1. Wolverinenoun

    (Zool.) A carnivorous mammal (Gulo gulo formerly Gulo luscus), of the weasel family Mustelidae, about the size of a large badger; called also glutton and carcajou. It is a native of the northern parts of America, Europe, and Asia.

Wiktionary

  1. wolverinenoun

    A solitary, fierce member of the weasel family; Gulo gulo

    1846: uE000456154uE001 The cognomen of the Illinoians, answering to the Buckeye of Ohio, the Wolverine of Michigan, the Corn-cracker of Kentucky, &c. Eliza Wood Farnham, Life in Prairie Land, 1846, p. 63

  2. Wolverinenoun

    A native or resident of the American state of Michigan.

    1846: uE000456154uE001 The cognomen of the Illinoians, answering to the Buckeye of Ohio, the Wolverine of Michigan, the Corn-cracker of Kentucky, &c. Eliza Wood Farnham, Life in Prairie Land, 1846, p. 63

  3. Wolverinenoun

    A student attending or a graduate of the University of Michigan or a fan of the school's athletic teams.

  4. Etymology: From wolverine

Wikipedia

  1. Wolverine

    The wolverine (), (Gulo gulo; Gulo is Latin for "glutton"), also referred to as the glutton, carcajou, or quickhatch (from East Cree, kwiihkwahaacheew), is the largest land-dwelling species of the family Mustelidae. It is a muscular carnivore and a solitary animal. The wolverine has a reputation for ferocity and strength out of proportion to its size, with the documented ability to kill prey many times larger than itself. The wolverine is found primarily in remote reaches of the Northern boreal forests and subarctic and alpine tundra of the Northern Hemisphere, with the greatest numbers in Northern Canada, the U.S. state of Alaska, the mainland Nordic countries of Europe, and throughout western Russia and Siberia. Its population has steadily declined since the 19th century owing to trapping, range reduction and habitat fragmentation. The wolverine is now essentially absent from the southern end of its range in both Europe and North America.

ChatGPT

  1. wolverine

    A wolverine is a carnivorous mammal that belongs to the weasel family. It has a stocky and muscular body with a broad, rounded head, small eyes, and short rounded ears. Wolverines are known for their strength and tenacity. They are native to the Arctic and Subarctic regions, including North America, Europe, and Siberia. Also, the term 'wolverine' is commonly known as a character from the Marvel Comics series.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wolverinenoun

    the glutton

  2. Wolverinenoun

    a nickname for an inhabitant of Michigan

  3. Etymology: [From Wolf, with a dim suffix; prob. so called from its supposed wolfish qualities.]

Wikidata

  1. Wolverine

    The wolverine, pronounced, Gulo gulo, also referred to as glutton, carcajou, skunk bear, or quickhatch, is the largest land-dwelling species of the family Mustelidae. It is a stocky and muscular carnivore, more closely resembling a small bear than other mustelids. The wolverine has a reputation for ferocity and strength out of proportion to its size, with the documented ability to kill prey many times larger than itself. The wolverine can be found primarily in remote reaches of the Northern boreal forests and subarctic and alpine tundra of the Northern Hemisphere, with the greatest numbers in northern Canada, the U.S. state of Alaska, the Nordic countries of Europe, and throughout western Russia and Siberia. Their populations have experienced a steady decline since the 19th century in the face of trapping, range reduction and habitat fragmentation, such that they are essentially absent in the southern end of their European range. Large populations are thought to remain in North America and northern Asia. Wolverines are solitary animals. In February 2013, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service proposed giving Endangered Species Act protections to the wolverine largely because climate change is whittling away its wintry habitat in the northern Rockies.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wolverine in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wolverine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of wolverine in a Sentence

  1. Hugh Jackman:

    But there was a time between ‘X-Men 3’ and the first Wolverine movie when I could see the roles getting smaller. People wanted me to play that kind of hero part exclusively. It felt a little bit claustrophobic.

  2. George R.R. Martin:

    All that Syrio Forel had taught her went racing through her head. Swift as a deer. Quiet as shadow. Fear cuts deeper than swords. Quick as a snake. Calm as still water. Fear cuts deeper than swords. Strong as a bear. Fierce as a wolverine. Fear cuts deeper than swords. The man who fears losing has already lost. Fear cuts deeper than swords. Fear cuts deeper than swords. Fear cuts deeper than swords.

  3. Grant Strobl:

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