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1. fleece

noun. ['ˈfliːs'] tanned skin of a sheep with the fleece left on; used for clothing.

Synonyms

  • Golden Fleece
  • sheepskin

Antonyms

  • unfasten
  • unhook
  • underdress

Etymology

  • flees (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fleos (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Example sentences of the word fleece


1. Adjective
Finish your outfit with a wool or fleece cap, a chunky scarf and a pair of gloves.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Sheep are sheared once a year by professionals who shear the whole fleece in one piece.

3. Adverb
With just a few stitches, you can turn leftover fleece into a cozy and chic accessory.

4. Verb, base form
Glue or stitch a loop of felt or fleece onto the stocking to form a hanger.

Quotes containing the word fleece


1. Mary had a little lamb, its fleece electrostatic / And everywhere Mary went, the lights became erratic.
- David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

2. fleece

noun. ['ˈfliːs'] a soft bulky fabric with deep pile; used chiefly for clothing.

Synonyms

  • cloth
  • fabric
  • material

Antonyms

  • decompression
  • unclasp
  • pull
  • gain

Etymology

  • flees (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fleos (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. fleece

verb. ['ˈfliːs'] shear the wool from.

Synonyms

  • trim
  • shave

Antonyms

  • push
  • spread
  • fearfulness

Etymology

  • flees (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fleos (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. fleece

noun. ['ˈfliːs'] outer coat of especially sheep and yaks.

Synonyms

  • wool
  • pelage

Antonyms

  • dry
  • cool
  • refrain

Etymology

  • flees (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fleos (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. fleece

noun. ['ˈfliːs'] the wool of a sheep or similar animal.

Antonyms

  • dirty

Etymology

  • flees (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fleos (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. fleece

verb. ['ˈfliːs'] rip off; ask an unreasonable price.

Synonyms

  • overcharge
  • soak
  • squeeze
  • hook
  • plume
  • rob
  • rip off
  • pluck
  • rack
  • gouge
  • extort
  • gazump
  • charge
  • wring
  • bill
  • surcharge
  • chisel

Antonyms

  • gutlessness
  • linger
  • absolve
  • calm

Etymology

  • flees (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fleos (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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