Definition of Wool

1. Noun. A fabric made from the hair of sheep.

Exact synonyms: Woolen, Woollen
Generic synonyms: Cloth, Fabric, Material, Textile
Substance meronyms: Tweed
Derivative terms: Woolen, Woollen



2. Noun. Fiber sheared from animals (such as sheep) and twisted into yarn for weaving.

3. Noun. Outer coat of especially sheep and yaks.
Exact synonyms: Fleece
Generic synonyms: Coat, Pelage
Derivative terms: Fleece, Woolly, Wooly

Definition of Wool

1. n. The soft and curled, or crisped, species of hair which grows on sheep and some other animals, and which in fineness sometimes approaches to fur; -- chiefly applied to the fleecy coat of the sheep, which constitutes a most essential material of clothing in all cold and temperate climates.

2. n. The soft and curled, or crisped, species of hair which grows on sheep and some other animals, and which in fineness sometimes approaches to fur; -- chiefly applied to the fleecy coat of the sheep, which constitutes a most essential material of clothing in all cold and temperate climates.

Definition of Wool

1. Proper noun. A town in Dorset, England. ¹

2. Noun. The hair of the sheep, llama and some other ruminants. ¹

3. Noun. A cloth or yarn made from the wool of sheep. ¹

4. Noun. Anything with a texture like that of wool. ¹

5. Adjective. Made of wool. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Wool

1. the dense, soft hair forming the coat of certain mammals [n -S]

Medical Definition of Wool

1. 1. The soft and curled, or crisped, species of hair which grows on sheep and some other animals, and which in fineness sometimes approaches to fur; chiefly applied to the fleecy coat of the sheep, which constitutes a most essential material of clothing in all cold and temperate climates. Wool consists essentially of keratin. 2. Short, thick hair, especially when crisped or curled. "Wool of bat and tongue of dog." (Shak) 3. A sort of pubescence, or a clothing of dense, curling hairs on the surface of certain plants. Dead pulled wool, wool pulled from a carcass. Mineral wool. See Mineral. Philosopher's wool. See Zinc oxide, under Zinc. Pulled wool, wool pulled from a pelt, or undressed hide. Slag wool. Same as Mineral wool. Wool ball, a ball or mass of wool. Wool burler, one who removes little burs, knots, or extraneous matter, from wool, or the surface of woolen cloth. Wool comber. One whose occupation is to comb wool. A machine for combing wool. Wool grass, a disease, resembling malignant pustule, occurring among those who handle the wool of goats and sheep. Wool staple, a city or town where wool used to be brought to the king's staple for sale. Wool stapler. One who deals in wool. One who sorts wool according to its staple, or its adaptation to different manufacturing purposes. Wool winder, a person employed to wind, or make up, wool into bundles to be packed for sale. Origin: OE. Wolle, wulle, AS. Wull; akin to D. Wol, OHG. Wolla, G. Wolle, Icel. & Sw. Ull, Dan. Uld, Goth, wulla, Lith. Vilna, Russ. Volna, L. Vellus, Skr. Rn wool, to cover, . Cf. Flannel, Velvet. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Wool

woofell
woofer
wooferless
woofers
woofier
woofiest
woofing
woofs
woofter
woofters
woofy
woohoo
wooing
wooingly
wooings
wool (current term)
wool-dyed
wool-fat
wool-gather
wool-gathering
wool-sorter's disease
wool-sorter's pneumonia
wool ball
wool clip
wool fat
wool grease
wool maggot
wool oil

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