Definition of Wolf

1. Noun. Any of various predatory carnivorous canine mammals of North America and Eurasia that usually hunt in packs.




2. Verb. Eat hastily. "They wolf more bread"; "The teenager wolfed down the pizza"
Exact synonyms: Wolf Down
Generic synonyms: Eat

3. Noun. Austrian composer (1860-1903).
Exact synonyms: Hugo Wolf
Generic synonyms: Composer

4. Noun. German classical scholar who claimed that the Iliad and Odyssey were composed by several authors (1759-1824).
Exact synonyms: Friedrich August Wolf
Generic synonyms: Classical Scholar, Classicist

5. Noun. A man who is aggressive in making amorous advances to women.
Exact synonyms: Masher, Skirt Chaser, Woman Chaser
Generic synonyms: Philanderer, Womaniser, Womanizer
Derivative terms: Mash

6. Noun. A cruelly rapacious person.
Exact synonyms: Beast, Brute, Savage, Wildcat
Generic synonyms: Aggressor, Assailant, Assaulter, Attacker
Derivative terms: Savage, Savage

Definition of Wolf

1. n. Any one of several species of wild and savage carnivores belonging to the genus Canis and closely allied to the common dog. The best-known and most destructive species are the European wolf (Canis lupus), the American gray, or timber, wolf (C. occidentalis), and the prairie wolf, or coyote. Wolves often hunt in packs, and may thus attack large animals and even man.

2. n. Any one of several species of wild and savage carnivores belonging to the genus Canis and closely allied to the common dog. The best-known and most destructive species are the European wolf (Canis lupus), the American gray, or timber, wolf (C. occidentalis), and the prairie wolf, or coyote. Wolves often hunt in packs, and may thus attack large animals and even man.

Definition of Wolf

1. Proper noun. The constellation Lupus. ¹

2. Noun. A large wild canid (member of the dog family), closely related to, and at times consanguineous to the domestic dog, which is considered a subspecies of the wolf. ¹

3. Noun. A man who makes amorous advances on many women. ¹

4. Noun. (music) A wolf tone or wolf note; an unpleasant tone produced when a note matches the natural resonating frequency of the body of a musical instrument, the quality of which may be likened to the howl of a wolf. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To devour; to gobble; to eat (something) voraciously. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Wolf

1. a carnivorous mammal [n WOLVES] / to devour voraciously [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Wolf

1. Origin: OE. Wolf, wulf, AS. Wulf; akin to OS. Wulf, D. & G. Wolf, Icel. Ulfr, Sw. Ulf, Dan. Ulv, Goth. Wulfs, Lith. Vilkas, Russ. Volk', L. Lupus, Gr. Lykos, Skr. Vrika; also to Gr. "elkein to draw, drag, tear in pieces. Cf. Lupine, Lyceum. 1. Any one of several species of wild and savage carnivores belonging to the genus Canis and closely allied to the common dog. The best-known and most destructive species are the European wolf (Canis lupus), the American gray, or timber, wolf (C. Occidentalis), and the prairie wolf, or coyote. Wolves often hunt in packs, and may thus attack large animals and even man. 2. One of the destructive, and usually hairy, larvae of several species of beetles and grain moths; as, the bee wolf. 3. Any very ravenous, rapacious, or destructive person or thing; especially, want; starvation; as, they toiled hard to keep the wolf from the door. 4. A white worm, or maggot, which infests granaries. 5. An eating ulcer or sore. Cf. Lupus. "If God should send a cancer upon thy face, or a wolf into thy side." (Jer. Taylor) 6. The harsh, howling sound of some of the chords on an organ or piano tuned by unequal temperament. In bowed instruments, a harshness due to defective vibration in certain notes of the scale. 7. A willying machine. Black wolf. Any one of several species of large, voracious marine fishes of the genus Anarrhichas, especially the common species (A. Lupus) of Europe and North America. These fishes have large teeth and powerful jaws. Called also catfish, sea cat, sea wolf, stone biter, and swinefish. Wolf net, a kind of net used in fishing, which takes great numbers of fish. Wolf's peach, a savage carnivorous marsupial (Thylacinus cynocephalus) native of Tasmania; called also Tasmanian wolf. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Wolf Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Wolf Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Wolf

woiwode
woiwodes
wok
woke
woke up
woked
woken
woken up
wokou
woks
wold
wolder
wolders
wolds
wole
wolf (current term)
wolf's-claw
wolf's-foot
wolf's-milk
wolf's bane
wolf's milk
wolf-pack
wolf-whistle
wolf bean
wolf boy
wolf cub
wolf cubs
wolf dog
wolf down
wolf fish

Other Resources Relating to: Wolf

Search for Wolf on Dictionary.com!Search for Wolf on Thesaurus.com!Search for Wolf on Google!Search for Wolf on Wikipedia!