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wolf

  

      n   pl   , wolves  
1    a predatory canine mammal, Canis lupus, which hunts in packs and was formerly widespread in North America and Eurasia but is now less common  
   See also       timber wolf  
  
Related adj  
    lupine  
2    any of several similar and related canines, such as the red wolf and the coyote (prairie wolf)  
3    the fur of any such animal  
4    Tasmanian wolf      another name for the       thylacine  
5    a voracious, grabbing, or fiercely cruel person or thing  
6    Informal   a man who habitually tries to seduce women  
7    Informal   the destructive larva of any of various moths and beetles  
8      (Also called)    wolf note     (Music)  
a    an unpleasant sound produced in some notes played on the violin, cello, etc., owing to resonant vibrations of the belly  
b    an out-of-tune effect produced on keyboard instruments accommodated esp. to the system of mean-tone temperament  
   See       temperament       4  
9    cry wolf   to give a false alarm  
10    keep the wolf from the door   to ward off starvation or privation  
11    lone wolf   a person or animal who prefers to be alone  
12    throw to the wolves   to abandon or deliver to destruction  
13    wolf in sheep's clothing   a malicious person in a harmless or benevolent disguise  
      vb  
14    tr; often foll by: down   to gulp (down)  
15    intr   to hunt wolves  
     (Old English wulf; related to Old High German wolf, Old Norse ulfr, Gothic wulfs, Latin lupus and vulpes fox)  
  wolfish      adj  
  wolflike      adj  


grey wolf  
      n      another name for       timber wolf  
Howlin' Wolf  
      n   real name Chester Burnett. 1910--76, U.S. blues singer and songwriter  
lone wolf  
      n   a person who prefers to be alone  
prairie wolf  
      n      another name for       coyote       1  
Tasmanian wolf   , tiger  
      n      other names for       thylacine  
timber wolf  
      n   a variety of the wolf, Canis lupus, having a grey brindled coat and occurring in forested northern regions, esp. of North America,   (Also called)    grey wolf  
Wolf     (German)  
      n  
1    Friedrich August ('fri:drɪç 'augʊst). 1759--1824, German classical scholar, who suggested that the Homeric poems, esp. the Iliad, are products of an oral tradition  
2    Hugo ('hu:go). 1860--1903, Austrian composer, esp. of songs, including the Italienisches Liederbuch and the Spanisches Liederbuch  
3       Howlin'. See       Howlin' Wolf  
Wolf Cub  
      n     (Brit)      the former name for       Cub Scout  
Wolf-Ferrari     (Italian)  
      n   Ermanno (er'manno). 1876--1948, Italian composer born of a German father, in Germany from 1909. His works, mainly in a lyrical style, include operas, such as The Jewels of the Madonna (1911) and Susanna's Secret (1909)  
Wolf-Rayet star  
      n   any of a small class of very hot intensely luminous stars surrounded by a rapidly expanding envelope of gas  
     (C19: named after Charles Wolf (1827--1918) and Georges Rayet (1839--1906), French astronomers)  
wolf spider  
      n   any spider of the family Lycosidae, which chase their prey to catch it,   (Also called)    hunting spider  
wolf whistle  
      n  
1    a whistle made by a man to express admiration of a woman's appearance  
      vb  
  wolf-whistle  
2    when intr, sometimes foll by: at   to make such a whistle (at someone)  
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Wolf     (German)  
      n  
1    Friedrich August ('fri:drɪç 'augʊst). 1759--1824, German classical scholar, who suggested that the Homeric poems, esp. the Iliad, are products of an oral tradition  
2    Hugo ('hu:go). 1860--1903, Austrian composer, esp. of songs, including the Italienisches Liederbuch and the Spanisches Liederbuch  
3       Howlin'. See       Howlin' Wolf  


grey wolf  
      n      another name for       timber wolf  
Howlin' Wolf  
      n   real name Chester Burnett. 1910--76, U.S. blues singer and songwriter  
lone wolf  
      n   a person who prefers to be alone  
prairie wolf  
      n      another name for       coyote       1  
Tasmanian wolf   , tiger  
      n      other names for       thylacine  
timber wolf  
      n   a variety of the wolf, Canis lupus, having a grey brindled coat and occurring in forested northern regions, esp. of North America,   (Also called)    grey wolf  
wolf  
      n   pl   , wolves  
1    a predatory canine mammal, Canis lupus, which hunts in packs and was formerly widespread in North America and Eurasia but is now less common  
   See also       timber wolf  
  
Related adj  
    lupine  
2    any of several similar and related canines, such as the red wolf and the coyote (prairie wolf)  
3    the fur of any such animal  
4    Tasmanian wolf      another name for the       thylacine  
5    a voracious, grabbing, or fiercely cruel person or thing  
6    Informal   a man who habitually tries to seduce women  
7    Informal   the destructive larva of any of various moths and beetles  
8      (Also called)    wolf note     (Music)  
a    an unpleasant sound produced in some notes played on the violin, cello, etc., owing to resonant vibrations of the belly  
b    an out-of-tune effect produced on keyboard instruments accommodated esp. to the system of mean-tone temperament  
   See       temperament       4  
9    cry wolf   to give a false alarm  
10    keep the wolf from the door   to ward off starvation or privation  
11    lone wolf   a person or animal who prefers to be alone  
12    throw to the wolves   to abandon or deliver to destruction  
13    wolf in sheep's clothing   a malicious person in a harmless or benevolent disguise  
      vb  
14    tr; often foll by: down   to gulp (down)  
15    intr   to hunt wolves  
     (Old English wulf; related to Old High German wolf, Old Norse ulfr, Gothic wulfs, Latin lupus and vulpes fox)  
  wolfish      adj  
  wolflike      adj  
Wolf Cub  
      n     (Brit)      the former name for       Cub Scout  
Wolf-Ferrari     (Italian)  
      n   Ermanno (er'manno). 1876--1948, Italian composer born of a German father, in Germany from 1909. His works, mainly in a lyrical style, include operas, such as The Jewels of the Madonna (1911) and Susanna's Secret (1909)  
Wolf-Rayet star  
      n   any of a small class of very hot intensely luminous stars surrounded by a rapidly expanding envelope of gas  
     (C19: named after Charles Wolf (1827--1918) and Georges Rayet (1839--1906), French astronomers)  
wolf spider  
      n   any spider of the family Lycosidae, which chase their prey to catch it,   (Also called)    hunting spider  
wolf whistle  
      n  
1    a whistle made by a man to express admiration of a woman's appearance  
      vb  
  wolf-whistle  
2    when intr, sometimes foll by: at   to make such a whistle (at someone)  

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wolf

  

      n  
1      (figurative)   devil, fiend, killer, mercenary, pirate, predator, robber, savage, shark  
2      (informal)   Casanova, Don Juan, lady-killer, lech or letch     (informal)   lecher, Lothario, philanderer, seducer, womanizer  
      vb  
3      (with)       down   bolt, cram, devour, eat like a horse, gobble, gollop, gorge, gulp, pack away     (informal)   pig out     (slang)   scoff     (slang)   stuff  
  
Antonyms     
,       vb   bite, nibble, nip, peck, pick at  

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