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wolf British & World English

A wild carnivorous mammal which is the largest member of the dog family, living and hunting in packs. It is native to both Eurasia and North America, but is much persecuted and has been widely exterminated

wolf English Thesaurus

he's a bit of a wolf

Wolf New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

, Hugo (Philipp Jakob) (1860–1903), Austrian composer

Wolf, Hugo British & World English

(1860–1903), Austrian composer; full name Hugo Philipp Jakob Wolf. He is chiefly known as a composer of lieder, some of which are settings of Goethe and Heinrich Heine

dire wolf British & World English

A large extinct wolf of the Pleistocene epoch, which preyed on large mammals

grey wolf British & World English

Another term for timber wolf.

lone wolf British & World English

A person who prefers to act alone

red wolf British & World English

A fairly small wolf with a cinnamon or tawny coloured coat, native to the south-eastern US but possibly extinct in the wild

sea wolf British & World English

Another term for wolf fish.

cry wolf British & World English

Call for help when it is not needed, with the effect that one is not believed when one really does need help

Wolf Cub British & World English

Former term for Cub Scout.

wolf fish British & World English

A large long-bodied marine fish with a long-based dorsal fin and sharp doglike teeth, which lives in deep waters of the northern hemisphere

wolf pack British & World English

A group of people or things that operate as a hunting and attacking pack, in particular a group of attacking submarines or aircraft

brush wolf British & World English

North American term for coyote.

maned wolf British & World English

A large wild dog of South American grasslands, having a reddish coat with black hair across the shoulders and large erect ears

timber wolf British & World English

A wolf of a large variety found mainly in northern North America, with grey brindled fur

Wolf River British & World English

A river that flows for 210 miles (340 km) through central Wisconsin

wolf snake British & World English

A harmless Old World snake with long upper teeth:

wolf spider British & World English

A fast-moving ground spider which runs after and springs on its prey

prairie wolf British & World English

North American term for coyote.

wolf whistle British & World English

A whistle with a rising and falling pitch, directed towards someone to express sexual attraction or admiration

Tasmanian wolf British & World English

Another term for thylacine.

hold a wolf by the ears British & World English

Be in a precarious position

a wolf in sheep's clothing British & World English

A person or thing that appears friendly or harmless but is really hostile

cry wolf in wolf British & World English

Call for help when it is not needed, with the effect that one is not believed when one really does need help

keep the wolf from the door British & World English

Have enough money to avert hunger or starvation (used hyperbolically)

wolfskin British & World English

The skin or pelt of a wolf

maned wolf in wolf British & World English

Used in names of mammals similar or related to the wolf, e.g. maned wolf, Tasmanian wolf

Tasmanian wolf in wolf British & World English

Used in names of mammals similar or related to the wolf, e.g. maned wolf, Tasmanian wolf

a wolf in sheep's clothing in wolf British & World English

A person or thing that appears friendly or harmless but is really hostile

Cape wolf snake in wolf snake British & World English

A harmless Old World snake with long upper teeth:

keep the wolf from the door in wolf British & World English

Have enough money to avert hunger or starvation (used hyperbolically)

common wolf snake in wolf snake British & World English

A harmless Old World snake with long upper teeth:

Hugo Philipp Jakob Wolf in Wolf, Hugo British & World English

(1860–1903), Austrian composer; full name Hugo Philipp Jakob Wolf. He is chiefly known as a composer of lieder, some of which are settings of Goethe and Heinrich Heine


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