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Meaning of “wolf” in the English Dictionary

"wolf" in British English

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wolfnoun

uk   us   /wʊlf/ (plural wolves)
  • wolf noun (ANIMAL)

B2 [C] a ​wildanimal of the ​dogfamily: Wolves ​hunt in ​groupsknown as ​packs. We could ​hear wolves howling in the ​distance.

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  • wolf noun (MAN)

[C usually singular] old-fashioned disapproving a man who often ​tries to have ​sex with the women he ​meets: He had the ​reputation of being a ​bit of a wolf.

wolfverb [T]

uk   us   /wʊlf/ informal
(Definition of wolf from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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wolfnoun [C]

 us   /wʊlf/ (plural wolves  /wʊlvz/ )
  • wolf noun [C] (ANIMAL)

a ​wildanimal of the ​dogfamily

wolfverb [T]

 us   /wʊlf/ infml
  • wolf verb [T] (EAT)

to ​eat a ​largeamount of ​food very ​quickly: He wolfed down ​lunch in five ​minutes.
(Definition of wolf from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “wolf”
in Korean 늑대…
in Arabic ذِئب…
in Malaysian serigala…
in French loup, louve…
in Russian волк…
in Chinese (Traditional) 動物, 狼…
in Italian lupo…
in Turkish kurt…
in Polish wilk…
in Spanish lobo…
in Vietnamese chó sói…
in Portuguese lobo…
in Thai สุนัขป่า…
in German der Wolf…
in Catalan llop…
in Japanese オオカミ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 动物, 狼…
in Indonesian serigala…
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