- enPR: wo͝of, IPA: /wʊf/ (now nonstandard)
- enPR: wŭlf, IPA: /wʌlf/ (obsolete)
wolf (plural wolves)
- The gray wolf, specifically all subspecies of the gray wolf (Canis lupus) that are not dingoes or dogs.
- Check out my pet. He's a wolf.
- A man who makes amorous advances to many women.
- (music) A wolf tone or wolf note.
- The soft violin solo was marred by persistent wolves.
- (figurative) Any very ravenous, rapacious, or destructive person or thing; especially, want; starvation.
- They toiled hard to keep the wolf from the door.
- the bee wolf
- One of the destructive, and usually hairy, larvae of several species of beetles and grain moths.
- A white worm, or maggot, which infests granaries.
- (obsolete) An eating ulcer or sore. See lupus.
- If God should send a cancer upon thy face, or a wolf into thy side
- A willying machine.
- French: loup
- German: Wolf, Meister Graubein (esp. in fables & fairy tales)
- Italian: lupo
- Portuguese: lobo
- Russian: волк
- Spanish: lobo
- French: loup
wolf (wolfs, present participle wolfing; past wolfed, past participle wolfed)
- (transitive) To devour; to gobble; to eat (something) voraciously.
- (intransitive, slang) To make amorous advances to many women; to hit on women; to cruise for sex.
- (intransitive) To hunt for wolves.
- French: dévorer, engloutir
- German: herunterschlingen
- Italian: divorare
- Portuguese: devorar
- Russian: пожира́ть
- Spanish: devorar, engullir
- The constellation Lupus.