werewolf

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n werewolf a monster able to change appearance from human to wolf and back again
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Werewolf 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. "The werwolf went about his prey.""The brutes that wear our form and face,
      The werewolves of the human race."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n werewolf etc. See werwolf, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Werewolf wēr′woolf a person supposed to be able by natural gift or magic art to change himself for a time into a wolf
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. werwulf,; wer, a man + wulf, a wolf; cf. G. wärwolf, währwolf, wehrwolf, a werewolf, MHG. werwolf,. √285. See Were a man, and Wolf, and cf. Virile World
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. werwulfwer, man (Goth. vair, L. vir), wulf, a wolf. The modern Ger. Währwolf is the Mid. High Ger. Werwolf, Latinised as garulphus or gerulphus, whence the O. Fr. garoul, the modern French name being pleonastically loup-garou.

Usage

In literature:

Is it a werewolf child?
"Les Misérables Complete in Five Volumes" by Victor Hugo
He believed himself to be a werewolf.
"Myths and Myth-Makers" by John Fiske
And there, not thirty feet from him, in the ghostly moonlight, stood the Werewolf!
"Bruce" by Albert Payson Terhune
His last poem, "The Dream Ship," and his posthumous story "The Werewolf" appeared in The Ladies' Home Journal.
"The Americanization of Edward Bok" by Edward William Bok
Perhaps you can free me from the werewolf.
"The Road to Damascus" by August Strindberg
Then he walked back with his wife to the village, carrying the bamboo with the werewolf in it.
"Balder The Beautiful, Vol. I." by Sir James George Frazer
It was, as I believe, none other than the werewolf that I saw.
"The Thirsty Sword" by Robert Leighton
We have chased the brood of the werewolf back to their noisome cave.
"Days of the Discoverers" by L. Lamprey
But how passing well doth he time his absence from the haunts of the werewolf.
"Second Book of Tales" by Eugene Field
But he hadn't counted on the local werewolf gang.
"The Night of the Long Knives" by Fritz Reuter Leiber
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In news:

Kristen Stewart, left, plays Bella and Taylor Lautner plays werewolf friend Jacob in The Twilight Saga: New Moon .
Games like Mafia and Werewolf are great for players who like the psychological aspect of games, using deception and deduction to find the bad guys (or eliminate the good guys).
Former 'Chuck' star Vik Sahay signs up for werewolf flick.
124 minutes Romance Vampire Werewolf.
Twilight Saga Fan Convention chance to 'geek' out over popular vampire, werewolf series.
As current tasks warrant, Buffy enlists the help of other slayers , two vampires, a demon, a werewolf, a military operative, a witch, a cheerleader and a high school principal.
To pass time in the hospital, Starr 's father brought the film "An American Werewolf in London," which prompted the other kids in the ICU to explosively drain their bowels from fear.
Author Bryna Butler — who lives in Ohio and has yet to visit Alaska — is planning to set her new series of werewolf books in Eagle River.
An American Werewolf in London.
An American Werewolf in Paris.
The Daily Word in Occupy Albuquerque, a vampire- werewolf murderer, and Arrested Development's new movie.
July's Werewolf Ride was supposed to be yesterday, but has been rescheduled for tonight.
The Werewolf Rides take place each month under the full moon, and are free, fun, social, adventurous night-time rides leaving from different spots in Morristown, Denville & the surrounding area.
Newcastle Brown Ale lets its wild side out this summer as it released its limited edition Newcastle Werewolf beer.
Griffin Dunne wants you to kill yourself if you're a werewolf .
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