What is wolf?

  • (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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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-Min ... 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 In Fiction - History - Twentieth Century
... in 1941's The Wolf Man to capture the public imagination ... rhyme Even a man who is pure in heart And says his prayers by night May become a wolf When the wolfbane blooms And the autumn moon is bright ... 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 ...
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 ... 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 ...
Teen Wolf - Sequels and Influence
... The film was followed 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 ...
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 ...

More definitions of "wolf":

  • (noun): Austrian composer (1860-1903).
    Synonyms: Hugo 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

Famous quotes containing the word wolf:

    The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and a little child shall lead them.
    Bible: Hebrew, Isaiah 11:6.

    Our ancestors were savages. The story of Romulus and Remus being suckled by a wolf is not a meaningless fable. The founders of every state which has risen to eminence have drawn their nourishment and vigor from a similar wild source. It was because the children of the Empire were not suckled by the wolf that they were conquered and displaced by the children of the northern forests who were.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    I wander on, and wave my hands,
    And sing, and shake my heavy locks.
    The grey wolf knows me; by one ear
    I lead along the woodland deer;
    The hares run by me growing bold.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)