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Definition of "wolf" []

  • Either of two carnivorous mammals of the family Canidae, especially the gray wolf of northern regions, that typically live and hunt in hierarchical packs and prey on livestock and game animals. (noun)
  • The fur of such an animal. (noun)
  • Any of various similar or related mammals, such as the hyena. (noun)
  • The destructive larva of any of various moths, beetles, or flies. (noun)
  • One that is regarded as predatory, rapacious, and fierce. (noun)
  • A predatory canine mammal, Canis lupus, which hunts in packs and was formerly widespread in North America and Eurasia but is now less common (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Any of several similar and related canines, such as the red wolf and the coyote (prairie wolf) (noun)
  • The fur of any such animal (noun)
  • A voracious, grabbing, or fiercely cruel person or thing (noun)
  • A man who habitually tries to seduce women (noun)
  • The destructive larva of any of various moths and beetles (noun)
  • An unpleasant sound produced in some notes played on the violin, cello, etc, owing to resonant vibrations of the belly (noun)
  • An out-of-tune effect produced on keyboard instruments accommodated esp to the system of mean-tone temperament (noun)
  • To gulp (down) (verb)
  • To hunt wolves (verb)

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Use "wolf" in a sentence
  • "Of all these the grey wolf is the most common, and is _par excellence the wolf_; but there are districts in which individuals of other colours predominate."
  • "One howlin 'wolf is awesome enough ... but three???"
  • "Zenmomma's Garden: One howlin 'wolf is awesome enough ... but three???"