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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. a fabric made from the hair of sheep;
[syn: wool, woolen, woollen]

2. fiber sheared from animals (such as sheep) and twisted into yarn for weaving;

3. outer coat of especially sheep and yaks;
[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. Flannel, Velvet.] [1913 Webster] 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 climates. [1913 Webster] Note: Wool consists essentially of keratin. [1913 Webster] 2. Short, thick hair, especially when crisped or curled. [1913 Webster] Wool of bat and tongue of dog. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. (Bot.) A sort of pubescence, or a clothing of dense, curling hairs on the surface of certain plants. [1913 Webster] 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 cloth. Wool comber. (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.] Wool stapler. (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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

wool n 1: a fabric made from the hair of sheep [syn: wool, woolen, woollen] 2: fiber sheared from animals (such as sheep) and twisted into yarn for weaving 3: outer coat of especially sheep and yaks [syn: wool, fleece]
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):

WOOL 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 system. (ftp://export.lcs.mit.edu/contrib/gwm).
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Wool 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).