[syn: wool, fleece]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Wool \Wool\ (w[oo^]l), n. [OE. wolle, wulle, AS. wull; akin to
D. wol, OHG. wolla, G. wolle, Icel. & Sw. ull, Dan. uld,
Goth, wulla, Lith. vilna, Russ. volna, L. vellus, Skr.
[=u]r[.n][=a] wool, v[.r] to cover. [root]146, 287. Cf.
1. The soft and curled, or crisped, species of hair which
grows on sheep and some other animals, and which in
fineness sometimes approaches to fur; -- chiefly applied
to the fleecy coat of the sheep, which constitutes a most
essential material of clothing in all cold and temperate
Note: Wool consists essentially of keratin.
2. Short, thick hair, especially when crisped or curled.
Wool of bat and tongue of dog. --Shak.
3. (Bot.) A sort of pubescence, or a clothing of dense,
curling hairs on the surface of certain plants.
Dead pulled wool, wool pulled from a carcass.
Mineral wool. See under Mineral.
Philosopher's wool. (Chem.) See Zinc oxide, under Zinc.
Pulled wool, wool pulled from a pelt, or undressed hide.
Slag wool. Same as Mineral wool, under Mineral.
Wool ball, a ball or mass of wool.
Wool burler, one who removes little burs, knots, or
extraneous matter, from wool, or the surface of woolen
(a) One whose occupation is to comb wool.
(b) A machine for combing wool.
Wool grass (Bot.), a kind of bulrush (Scirpus Eriophorum)
with numerous clustered woolly spikes.
Wool scribbler. See Woolen scribbler, under Woolen, a.
Wool sorter's disease (Med.), a disease, resembling
malignant pustule, occurring among those who handle the
wool of goats and sheep.
Wool staple, a city or town where wool used to be brought
to the king's staple for sale. [Eng.]
(a) One who deals in wool.
(b) One who sorts wool according to its staple, or its
adaptation to different manufacturing purposes.
Wool winder, a person employed to wind, or make up, wool
into bundles to be packed for sale.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a fabric made from the hair of sheep [syn: wool,
2: fiber sheared from animals (such as sheep) and twisted into
yarn for weaving
3: outer coat of especially sheep and yaks [syn: wool,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
100 Moby Thesaurus words for "wool":
Aralac, Avisco, Celanese, Chemstrand, Dacron, Dynel, Lastex,
Manila, Orlon, Terylene, Velon, Vicara, acetate rayon, alpaca,
angora, bast, blubber, breeze, bristle, butter, capillament,
cashmere, cilium, clay, cloth, coat, coir, cotton, cushion, dough,
down, drapery, eiderdown, etoffe, fabric, feather bed, feathers,
felt, flax, fleece, floss, flue, fluff, foam, fur, goods, hair,
hemp, horsehair, jute, kapok, lace, linen, llama hair, mane,
material, merino, mohair, napery, near-silk, nylon, oakum, pelt,
pile, pillow, plush, pubescence, pubic hair, pudding, puff, putty,
raffia, rag, rayon, rubber, satin, setula, shag, silk, sisal,
spandex, spun rayon, stuff, swansdown, textile, textile fabric,
texture, thistledown, tissu, tissue, tussah, velvet, wax, weave,
web, weft, woof, worsted, yarn, zephyr
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):
Window Object Oriented Language. A small Common Lisp-like
extension language. It claims to be the fastest interpreted
language in C with run-time types. Colas Nahaboo
. Version 1 is used as the kernel
language of the GWM window manager. Version 2 has an object
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:
one of the first material used for making woven cloth (Lev.
13:47, 48, 52, 59; 19:19). The first-fruit of wool was to be
offered to the priests (Deut. 18:4). The law prohibiting the
wearing of a garment "of divers sorts, as of woollen and linen
together" (Deut. 22:11) may, like some other laws of a similar
character, have been intended to express symbolically the
separateness and simplicity of God's covenant people. The wool
of Damascus, famous for its whiteness, was of great repute in
the Tyrian market (Ezek. 27:18).