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Meaning of WOLF

Pronunciation:  volf, wûlf

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any of various predatory carnivorous canine mammals of North America and Eurasia that usually hunt in packs
  2. [n]  a cruelly rapacious person
  3. [n]  a man who is aggressive in making amorous advances to women
  4. [n]  German classical scholar who claimed that the Iliad and Odyssey were composed by several authors (1759-1824)
  5. [n]  Austrian composer (1860-1903)
  6. [v]  gulp down

WOLF is a 4 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: beast, brute, Friedrich August Wolf, Hugo Wolf, masher, savage, skirt chaser, wildcat, wolf down, woman chaser
 See Also: aggressor, Arctic wolf, assailant, assaulter, attacker, brush wolf, canid, canine, Canis, Canis latrans, Canis lupus, Canis lupus tundrarum, Canis niger, Canis rufus, classical scholar, classicist, composer, coyote, eat, genus Canis, gray wolf, maned wolf, philanderer, prairie wolf, red wolf, timber wolf, white wolf, womaniser, womanizer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Wolf\, n.; pl. {Wolves}. [OE. wolf, wulf, AS. wulf; akin
to OS. wulf, D. & G. wolf, Icel. [=u]lfr, Sw. ulf, Dan. ulv,
Goth. wulfs, Lith. vilkas, Russ. volk', L. lupus, Gr. ly`kos,
Skr. v[.r]ka; also to Gr. "e`lkein to draw, drag, tear in
pieces. [root]286. Cf. {Lupine}, a., {Lyceum}.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) 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. (Zo["o]l.) One of the destructive, and usually hairy,
   larv[ae] of several species of beetles and grain moths;
   as, the bee wolf.

3. Fig.: 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}. [Obs.]

         If God should send a cancer upon thy face, or a wolf
         into thy side.                        --Jer. Taylor.

6. (Mus.)
   (a) The harsh, howling sound of some of the chords on an
       organ or piano tuned by unequal temperament.
   (b) In bowed instruments, a harshness due to defective
       vibration in certain notes of the scale.

7. (Textile Manuf.) A willying machine. --Knight.

{Black wolf}. (Zo["o]l.)
   (a) A black variety of the European wolf which is common
       in the Pyrenees.
   (b) A black variety of the American gray wolf.

{Golden wolf} (Zo["o]l.), the Thibetan wolf ({Canis
   laniger}); -- called also {chanco}.

{Indian wolf} (Zo["o]l.), an Asiatic wolf ({Canis pallipes})
   which somewhat resembles a jackal. Called also {landgak}.

{Prairie wolf} (Zo["o]l.), the coyote.

{Sea wolf}. (Zo["o]l.) See in the Vocabulary.

{Strand wolf} (Zo["o]l.) the striped hyena.

{Tasmanian wolf} (Zo["o]l.), the zebra wolf.

{Tiger wolf} (Zo["o]l.), the spotted hyena.

{To keep the wolf from the door}, to keep away poverty; to
   prevent starvation. See {Wolf}, 3, above. --Tennyson.

{Wolf dog}. (Zo["o]l.)
   (a) The mastiff, or shepherd dog, of the Pyrenees,
       supposed by some authors to be one of the ancestors of
       the St. Bernard dog.
   (b) The Irish greyhound, supposed to have been used
       formerly by the Danes for chasing wolves.
   (c) A dog bred between a dog and a wolf, as the Eskimo

{Wolf eel} (Zo["o]l.), a wolf fish.

{Wolf fish} (Zo["o]l.), 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} (Bot.), the tomato, or love apple
   ({Lycopersicum esculentum}).

{Wolf spider} (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of
   running ground spiders belonging to the genus {Lycosa}, or
   family {Lycosid[ae]}. These spiders run about rapidly in
   search of their prey. Most of them are plain brown or
   blackish in color. See Illust. in App.

{Zebra wolf} (Zo["o]l.), a savage carnivorous marsupial
   ({Thylacinus cynocephalus}) native of Tasmania; -- called
   also {Tasmanian wolf}.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a wolf in your dream, symbolizes beauty, solitude, mystery, self-confidence and pride. You are able to keep your composure in a variety of social situations and can blend in with any situation with ease and grace. You are a loner by choice. Negatively, it represents hostility and aggression. It may also reflect an uncontrollable force or situation in your life. In particular, if the wolf is white, then it means valor and victory. You have the ability to see the light even in your darkest hours. Dreaming that you kill a wolf indicates betrayal and secrets revealed.
Easton Bible Dictionary

Heb. zeeb, frequently referred to in Scripture as an emblem of treachery and cruelty. Jacob's prophecy, "Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf" (Gen. 49:27), represents the warlike character of that tribe (see Judg. 19-21). Isaiah represents the peace of Messiah's kingdom by the words, "The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb" (Isa. 11:6). The habits of the wolf are described in Jer. 5:6; Hab. 1:8; Zeph. 3:3; Ezek. 22:27; Matt. 7:15; 10:16; Acts 20:29. Wolves are still sometimes found in Palestine, and are the dread of shepherds, as of old.