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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a monster able to change appearance from human to wolf and back again;
[syn: werewolf, wolfman, lycanthrope, loup-garou]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Werewolf \Were"wolf`\, n.; pl. Werewolves. [AS. werwulf; wer a man + wulf a wolf; cf. G. w[aum]rwolf, w[aum]hrwolf, wehrwolf, a werewolf, MHG. werwolf. [root]285. See Were a man, and Wolf, and cf. Virile, World.] A person transformed into a wolf in form and appetite, either temporarily or permanently, whether by supernatural influences, by witchcraft, or voluntarily; a lycanthrope. Belief in werewolves, formerly general, is not now extinct. [1913 Webster] The werwolf went about his prey. --William of Palerne. [1913 Webster] The brutes that wear our form and face, The werewolves of the human race. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster] Werk
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

werewolf n 1: a monster able to change appearance from human to wolf and back again [syn: werewolf, wolfman, lycanthrope, loup-garou]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

46 Moby Thesaurus words for "werewolf": Dracula, Frankenstein, Wolf-man, ape-man, bogey, bogeyman, bugaboo, bugbear, demon, devil, devil incarnate, fee-faw-fum, fiend, fiend from hell, frightener, ghost, ghoul, harpy, hellhound, hellkite, hobgoblin, holy terror, horror, incubus, jaguar-man, lamia, monster, nightmare, ogre, ogress, phantom, revenant, scarebabe, scarecrow, scarer, specter, succubus, terror, vampire, werecat, werecrocodile, werefox, werehyena, werejaguar, werelion, weretiger
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):

WEREWOLF, n. A wolf that was once, or is sometimes, a man. All werewolves are of evil disposition, having assumed a bestial form to gratify a beastial appetite, but some, transformed by sorcery, are as humane and is consistent with an acquired taste for human flesh. Some Bavarian peasants having caught a wolf one evening, tied it to a post by the tail and went to bed. The next morning nothing was there! Greatly perplexed, they consulted the local priest, who told them that their captive was undoubtedly a werewolf and had resumed its human for during the night. "The next time that you take a wolf," the good man said, "see that you chain it by the leg, and in the morning you will find a Lutheran."