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Meaning of WEREWOLF

Pronunciation:  'weer`wûlf

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a monster able to change appearance from human to wolf

WEREWOLF is a 8 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: lycanthrope, wolfman
 See Also: mythical creature, mythical monster



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Were"wolf`\, n.; pl. {Werewolves}. [AS. werwulf; wer a
man + wulf a wolf; cf. G. w["a]rwolf, w["a]hrwolf, wehrwolf,
a werewolf, MHG. werwolf. [root]285. See {Were} a man, and
{Wolf}, and cf. {Virile}, {World}.]
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.         --William of

      The brutes that wear our form and face, The werewolves
      of the human race.                       --Longfellow.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a werewolf in your dream indicates that something in your life is not what it seems. It is symbolic of fear, repressed anger, and uncontrollable violence. Dreaming that you are a werewolf, suggests that some aspects of your personality are hurtful and even dangerous to your own well-being. You are headed down an undesirable path. Alternatively, it refers to your repressed instincts.