Inflections of 'werewolf' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": werewolves
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020 were•wolf /ˈwɛrˌwʊlf, ˈwɪr-, ˈwɜr-/USA pronunciation
n.[countable], pl. -wolves. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- Mythology(in folk beliefs) a person who has taken on the form of a wolf.
(wâr′wŏŏlf′, wēr′-, wûr′-),USA pronunciation n., pl. -wolves
(wâr′wŏŏlf′, wēr′-, wûr′-),USA pronunciation
- Mythology(in folklore and superstition) a human being who has changed into a wolf, or is capable of assuming the form of a wolf, while retaining human intelligence.
- bef. 1000; Middle English werwolf, Old English werwulf, equivalent. to wer man (cognate with Gothic wair, Latin vir) + wulf wolf; cognate with Middle Dutch weerwolf, Old High German werwolf
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werewolf /ˈwɪəˌwʊlf ˈwɛə-/ n ( pl -wolves)
Etymology: Old English werewulf, from wer man + wulf wolf; related to Old High German werwolf, Middle Dutch weerwolf
- a person fabled in folklore and superstition to have been changed into a wolf by being bewitched or said to be able to assume wolf form at will
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