Wool meaning

wo͝ol
Filamentous or fibrous material similar to the wool of a sheep or other mammal.
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Hairy or downy material on a plant or animal, as on certain caterpillars.
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Short, thick, curly or crisp human hair.
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Anything that looks or feels like wool, as a fibrous mass of inorganic material [rock wool, steel wool] or the hairy or furry coating on some insects, insect larvae, and plants.
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Of wool or woolen goods.
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The hair of the sheep, llama and some other ruminants.
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A cloth or yarn made from the wool of sheep.
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Anything with a texture like that of wool.
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(cloth or yarn): felt, tweed, worsted.
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A town in Dorset, England.
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all wool and a yard wide
  • Genuine or admirable; truly and thoroughly as described.
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pull the wool over someone's eyes
  • To deceive or trick someone.
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Origin of wool

  • Middle English wolle from Old English wull

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English wolle, from Old English wull, from Proto-Germanic *wullō (compare Dutch wol, German Wolle, Norwegian ull), from Proto-Indo-European *hâ‚‚wĺ̥h₁nehâ‚‚ (compare Welsh gwlân, Latin lāna, Lithuanian vìlna, Russian волос (volоs), Bulgarian влас (vlas), Albanian lesh (“wool, hair, fleece")).

    From Wiktionary