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  • (noun): A man who is aggressive in making amorous advances to women.
    Synonyms: woman chaser, skirt chaser, masher
    See also — Additional definitions below


The gray wolf or grey wolf (Canis lupus) is a species of canid native to the wilderness and remote areas of North America, Eurasia, and North Africa. It is the largest member of its family, with males averaging 43–45 kg (95–99 lb), and females 36–38.5 kg (79–85 lb). It is similar in general appearance and proportions to a German shepherd, or sled dog, but has a larger head, narrower chest, longer legs, straighter tail and bigger paws. Its winter fur is long and bushy, and is usually mottled gray in color, though it can range from nearly pure white, red, or brown to black.

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Arctic Wolf
... The arctic wolf (Canis lupus arctos), also called polar wolf or white wolf, is a subspecies of the gray wolf, a mammal of the family Canidae ...
Werewolves In Fiction - Lists - TV Movies and Mini-series
... Moon of the Wolf (1972) Scream of the Wolf (1974) The Halloween That Almost Wasn't (1979) (aka The Night Dracula Saved the World) The Adventures of a Two-Minute ... Wolf, one of the main characters, is half-wolf and the grandson of Little Red Riding Hood ... Wolf Girl (2001) Nature of the Beast (2007) Being Human (2008 pilot and 2009 series) WerewolvesThe Dark Survivors (Animal Planet 2 hour show about the life of werewolves though the eyes of a werewolf) (2 ...
Arctic Wolf - Habitat and Distribution
... The arctic wolf inhabits the Canadian Arctic and the islands, parts of Alaska and northern part of Greenland ... The arctic wolf is the only subspecies of the Gray Wolf that still can be found over the whole of its original range, largely because, in their natural habitat, they ... The arctic wolf is also the only subspecies of wolf which is not threatened - their remote home means that they are relatively safe from man's activities, both in terms of hunting and habitat destruction ...
Werewolves In Fiction - History - Twentieth Century
... in 1941's The Wolf Man to capture the public imagination ... And says his prayers by night May become a wolf When the wolfbane blooms And the autumn moon is bright ... (as seen for instance in the legend of Beast of Gévaudan), though at the climax of the film the Wolf Man is actually dispatched with a silver-headed cane ...
Teen Wolf - Sequels and Influence
... by a cartoon spin-off in 1986, and a sequel in 1987 titled Teen Wolf Too, with Jason Bateman starring as Todd Howard, Scott's cousin ... Another female version of Teen Wolf was in the works that later developed into 1989's Teen Witch ... Three years prior to the release of Teen Wolf saw the release of Full Moon High, an unsuccessful comedy with the teenage werewolf theme ...

More definitions of "wolf":

  • (noun): Any of various predatory carnivorous canine mammals of North America and Eurasia that usually hunt in packs.
  • (noun): German classical scholar who claimed that the Iliad and Odyssey were composed by several authors (1759-1824).
    Synonyms: Friedrich August Wolf
  • (noun): Austrian composer (1860-1903).
    Synonyms: Hugo Wolf

Famous quotes containing the word wolf:

    Pain is real when you get other people to believe in it. If no one believes in it but you, your pain is madness or hysteria.
    —Naomi Wolf (b. 1962)

    Is it the old, legendary monster of my father’s time? Or am I supposed to have whipped one up, as a housewife whips up an omelette?
    Willis Cooper, and Rowland V. Lee. Wolf von Frankenstein (Basil Rathbone)

    Regna regnis lupi, The State is a wolf unto the State. It is not a pessimistic lamentation like the old homo homini lupus [Man is a wolf to Man], but a positive creed and political ideal.
    Johan Huizinga (1872–1945)