• IPA: /ˈwʊlən/

woolen (not comparable) (American spelling)

  1. Made of wool.
    • 1891, Thomas Hardy, chapter IV, in Tess of the d’Urbervilles: A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented [...] In Three Volumes, volume I, London: James R[ipley] Osgood, McIlvaine and Co., […], OCLC 13623666 ↗, phase the first (The Maiden), pages 40–41 ↗:
      In a large bedroom upstairs, the window of which was thickly curtained with a great woollen shawl lately discarded by the landlady, Mrs. Rolliver, were gathered on this evening nearly a dozen persons, all seeking vinous bliss; all old inhabitants of the nearer end of Marlott, and frequenters of this retreat.
  2. Of or relating to wool or woolen cloths.
    woolen manufactures
    a woolen mill
    a woolen draper
Related terms Translations
  • German: wollen, Woll-
  • Italian: di lana, in lana
  • Portuguese: de lã
  • Russian: шерстяно́й
  • Spanish: de lana

woolen (plural woolens)

  1. (American spelling) An item of clothing made from wool
    Put all the woolens in this basket.
Proper noun
  1. Surname

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