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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)

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.

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???"