What does woollen mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term woollen:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wool, woolen, woollen(adj)

    a fabric made from the hair of sheep

  2. woolen, woollen(adj)

    of or related to or made of wool

    "a woolen sweater"


  1. woollen(Adjective)

    Made of wool.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Woollen(adj.)

    Made of wool not finely dressed, and thence used likewise for any thing coarse.

    I was wont
    To call them woollen vassals, things created
    To buy and sell with groats. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.

    I could not endure a husband with a beard on his face: I had rather lye in woollen. William Shakespeare, Much Ado about Nothing.

    Woollen cloth will tenter, linen scarcely. Francis Bacon.

    At dawn of day our general cleft his pate,
    Spite of his woollen night-cap. Dryden.

  2. Woollen(n.s.)

    Cloath made of wool.

    His breeches were of rugged woollen,
    And had been at the siege of Bullen. Hudibras.

    Odious! in woollen! ’twould a saint provoke!
    No, let a charming chintz and Brussels lace
    Wrap my cold limbs and shade my lifeless face. Alexander Pope.

    He is a bel-esprit and a woollen draper. Jonathan Swift.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Woollen is ranked #57372 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Woollen surname appeared 355 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Woollen.

    96.9% or 344 total occurrences were White.
    1.6% or 6 total occurrences were Asian.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of woollen in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of woollen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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