Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
Show Word Parts
  Show Spanish support
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
wolf

wolf

 
 
pronunciation:
wUlf
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
cry wolf
features:
Word Explorer
part of speech: noun
inflections: wolves
definition: a wild mammal that has a pointed nose, pointed ears, and a bushy tail. Wolves are closely related to coyotes, dogs, and foxes. They usually eat birds and other small animals, but they also hunt in packs for larger animals such as deer. Wolves used to be common in Europe, Asia, and North America, but are now extinct or endangered in most areas.
 
phrase: cry wolf
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: wolfed, wolfing, wolfs
definition: to eat quickly; to swallow food in large bites.
He wolfed down his breakfast and ran to catch the school bus.
similar words:
devour, gulp
derivation: wolflike (adj.)
Word Explorer
See
  dog, endangered species, food, mammal