Definitions of wool

  1. outer coat of especially sheep and yaks Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. fiber sheared from animals (such as sheep) and twisted into yarn for weaving Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a fabric made from the hair of sheep Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Short, thick hair, especially when crisped or curled. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A sort of pubescence, or a clothing of dense, curling hairs on the surface of certain plants. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The soft, fine, curly hair which covers sheep, goats, etc.; thick, crispy, curly hair, as of a negro. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. The soft, curly hair of sheep and other animals: short thick hair. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. The soft, curled hair of sheep and other animals; closely curled hair of negroes. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. The soft, long, curly, or crisped hair obtained from sheep and some allied animals; also, something resembling this. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. That soft species of hair which grows on sheep and other animals, which in fineness sometimes approaches to fur; the fleecy coat of the sheep; short thiek hair, resembling it; a sort of pubescence, or a clothing of dense, curling hairs, on the surface of certain plants. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. The soft fine hair which covers the sheep; any fine fibres resembling those of wool. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. was an article of the highest value among the Jews, as the staple material for the manufacture of clothing. ( Leviticus 13:47 ; 22:11 ; Job 31:20 ; Proverbs 31:13 ; Ezekiel 34:3 ; Hosea 2:5 ) The importance of wool is incidentally shown by the notice that Meshas tribute was paid in a certain number of rams "with the wool." ( 2 Kings 3:1 ) The wool of Damascus was highly prized in the mart of Tyre. ( Ezekiel 27:18 ) biblestudytools.com
  14. one of the first material used for making woven cloth ( Leviticus 13:47 Leviticus 13:48 Leviticus 13:52 Leviticus 13:59 ; 19:19 ). The first-fruit of wool was to be offered to the priests ( Deuteronomy 18:4 ). The law prohibiting the wearing of a garment "of divers sorts, as of woollen and linen together" ( Deuteronomy 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 ( Ezekiel 27:18 ). biblestudytools.com
  15. 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. dictgcide_fs
  16. wool, n. the soft, curly hair of sheep and other animals: short, thick hair: any light, fleecy substance resembling wool.--n. WOOL'BALL, a ball of wool, such as is sometimes found in a sheep's stomach.--adj. WOOL'-BEAR'ING, bearing or yielding wool.--ns. WOOL'-CARD'ING, the process of separating the fibres of wool preparatory to spinning; WOOL'-COMB'ER, one whose occupation is to comb wool in order to disentangle and straighten out the fibres; WOOL'-COMB'ING; WOOL'-DR[=I]'VER, one who buys up wool for a market.--adj. WOOL'-DYED, dyed before spinning or weaving.--ns. WOOL'FAT, lanolin; WOOL'FELL, the skin with the wool still on it; WOOL'-GATH'ERING, indulgence of idle fancies.--adj. dreamy: listless.--n. WOOL'-GROW'ER, one who raises sheep for the production of wool.--adj. WOOL'LEN, made of, or pertaining to, wool: clad in wool, rustic.--n. cloth made of wool.--ns. WOOL'LEN-CORD, a ribbed stuff, the face all of wool; WOOL'LEN-DR[=A]'PER, one who deals in woollen goods; WOOL'LINESS.--adjs. WOOL'LY, consisting of, or like, wool: clothed with wool; WOOL'LY-HAIRED, -HEAD'ED, having the hair like wool.--ns. WOOL'LY-PAS'TINUM, a kind of red orpiment; WOOL'MAN, a dealer in wool; WOOL'-MILL, a building for the spinning of wool and the weaving of woollen cloth; WOOL'PACK, the package in which wool was formerly done up for sale: a bundle weighing 240 lb.: cirro-cumulus cloud; WOOL'-PACK'ER; WOOL'-PICK'ER, a machine for cleaning wool; WOOL'SACK, the seat of the Lord Chancellor in the House of Lords, being a large square sack of wool covered with scarlet; WOOL'SEY, a material made of cotton and wool.--n.pl. WOOL'-SHEARS, shears used in shearing sheep.--ns. WOOL'-SORT'ER, one who sorts wool according to quality, &c.; WOOL'-ST[=A]'PLE, the fibre or pile of wool; WOOL'-ST[=A]'PLER, a wool-factor: a wool-sorter.--adv. WOOL'WARD (Shak.), in wool, as a penance.--ns. WOOL'-WIND'ER, one who bundles wool for packing; WOOL'WORK, needlework imitative of tapestry.--WOOL-SORTERS' DISEASE (see ANTHRAX).--ANGORA WOOL, the wool of the Angora goat; BERLIN-WOOL, a kind of fine-dyed wool used for worsted work. [A.S. wull; Goth. wulla, Ger. wolle, L. villus.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  17. Kind of hair distinguished by fineness& wavy structure& scaly surface forming fleece of sheep, goat, alpaca, &c., & occurring mixed with ordinary hair in coat of some other animals (carding or short, combing or long, w., less, more, than 4 in. long& prepared by different processes for spinning; dyed in the w., before spinning or weaving; much cry& little w., disappointing result, fiasco; go for w. & come home shorn, have tables turned on one), whence -wooled a.; woollen yarn, worsted, (spent an hour matching ww.; Berlin w., fine dyed w. for knitting &c.); woollen garments or cloth (safest to wear w.); soft short under-fur or down; negro\'s hair, (facet.) any person\'s hair; kinds of w.-like substance (COTTON -w.; mineral w., made from molten slag subjected to strong blast& used for packing walls &c.); w.-ball, esp. lump of concreted w. sometimes formed in stomach of sheep &c.; w.-carding, -combing, processes by which short, long, w. is prepared for spinning; w.-dyed, in the w., see above; w.-fat, -oil, lanolin; w.-fell, skin of sheep &c. with fleece still on; w.-gathering, absentminded (ness), inattentive (mood); w.-hall, w.- merchants exchange or market; w.-pack, (formerly) 240-lb. bale of w., also fleecy cloud; woolsack, w.-stuffed cushion on which Lord Chancellor sits in House of Lords (reach &c. the w.-s., become Lord Chancellor; take seat on the w.-s., open proceedings in House of Lords); w.-work, embroidery with Berlin ww. imitating tapestry. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  18. The hair of sheep and lambs; lambs' wool is used in surgery. American pocket medical dictionary.
  19. The hair of sheep. It consists chiefly of keratin, one of the classes of proteins. Appleton's medical dictionary.

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