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1. wolf

noun. ['ˈwʊlf'] any of various predatory carnivorous canine mammals of North America and Eurasia that usually hunt in packs.

Synonyms

  • canid
  • Arctic wolf
  • grey wolf
  • maned wolf
  • Canis latrans
  • Canis niger
  • timber wolf
  • Canis
  • canine
  • Canis lupus tundrarum
  • wolf pup
  • prairie wolf
  • red wolf
  • brush wolf
  • gray wolf
  • white wolf
  • Canis rufus
  • coyote
  • genus Canis
  • wolf cub

Antonyms

  • male
  • humane
  • civilized
  • praise

Etymology

  • wolf (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wulf (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Wolf

  • wulff
  • wulf
  • woolf

How do you pronounce wolf?

Pronounce wolf as wʊlf.

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Sentences with wolf


1. Noun, singular or mass
Scent markers in wolf urine help the canines mark their territory and food caches.

Quotes about wolf


1. I wanted to write a very simple story about a boy, a wolf, a girl, a bear and a forest, so I thought I might set it in the past. I didn't realise that it went back to when I was 10: I used to love the Stone Age when I was a kid and wanted to live in it, and I got rid of my bed and slept on the floor, but I didn't remember it.
- Michelle Paver

2. A gang is the same as a wolf pack; gang members do not use their energies in friendship with one another, for they do not know what friendship is. If they are united, it is by the common bond of a desire to attack their world.
- Haniel Long

3. Luxury is the wolf at the door and its fangs are the vanities and conceits germinated by success. When an artist learns this, he knows where the danger is.
- Tennessee Williams

2. wolf-sized

adjective. having the approximate size of a wolf.

Antonyms

  • unsorted

3. wolf-whistle

verb. whistle or howl approvingly at a female, of males.

Synonyms

  • let loose
  • let out
  • emit

Antonyms

  • whisper
  • shout
  • specify
  • mitigated

4. wolf

noun. ['ˈwʊlf'] a man who is aggressive in making amorous advances to women.

Synonyms

  • womanizer
  • masher
  • skirt chaser
  • womaniser
  • philanderer

Antonyms

  • abstain
  • eat out
  • eat in
  • reassure

Etymology

  • wolf (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wulf (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. wolf

verb. ['ˈwʊlf'] eat hastily.

Synonyms

  • wolf down

Etymology

  • wolf (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wulf (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. wolf

noun. ['ˈwʊlf'] a cruelly rapacious person.

Synonyms

  • attacker
  • assailant
  • assaulter
  • aggressor
  • savage
  • wildcat
  • beast

Antonyms

  • nonviolent
  • official
  • nonexploratory
  • sound

Etymology

  • wolf (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wulf (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. Wolf

noun. Austrian composer (1860-1903).

8. Wolf

noun. German classical scholar who claimed that the Iliad and Odyssey were composed by several authors (1759-1824).

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