Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See 1st loop.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To leap; spring.
  • To melt; give way: applied to frost when it melts suddenly.
  • To leap over; leap from.
  • n. An obsolete variant of loop.
  • n. A light silk mask or half-mask worn at a masquerade.
  • n. A sort of grapple used in ancient times by the defenders of a fortress to seize and lift a battering-ram and thus prevent its action.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Using voodoo, sorcerers purportedly can transform themselves into werewolves known as loup garou and cause fatal accidents and illnesses.

    Angels of a Lower Flight

  • Constantly in flux with the seasons, it stars fresh seafood such as loup de mer, turbot and daurade flown in from the Mediterranean daily, along with the best ingredients from that part of the world.

    Gadling

  • Nice to see the colourful patch of “mufliers”/“gueules de loup” ( 'snapdragons') on the far right of the photo.

    sarcler - French Word-A-Day

  • Pear bellinis were passed during cocktail hour, and the fashion talk continued during a dinner of organic chicken and loup de mer and chocolate panna cotta.

    Great Clothes, Great Cause

  • Fritz knows a terrible secret, and only he can act upon it, for Fritz had learned that the headquarters had not been randomly named, as Hitler himself had chosen the designation … chosen it because the Fuhrer himself was a lycanthrope, a ravenous loup garou.

    We Love You!

  • An idiosyncratic favourite was Le temps du loup. b9n10nt says:

    Matthew Yglesias » The White Ribbon

  • Here, along with a rather pink-lipped John the Baptist, we have a couple of waterfowl, a cat, two pretty human-looking rabbits, "le loup tenant le brebis" and, at the lower right, what's purported to be a fox but looks to me more like a lamb floating in the grass.

    Carolyn Vega: The ABCs of an Unknown Duchemin

  • Finally, the 3rd flowers were "les gueules de loup", French common name for "les mufliers".

    vivace - French Word-A-Day

  • Et, pour reprendre le loup déguisé en Mère-Grand du Petit Chaperon Rouge:

    amusette - French Word-A-Day

  • The loup de mer is my favorite seafood dish on the exciting menu.

    Jay Weston: Chef John Sedlar's Innovative Latin Food at Playa

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  • "1. To leap; spring.
    2. To melt; give way: applied to frost when it melts suddenly.
    3. To leap over; leap from.
    –noun
    4. An obsolete variant of loop.
    5. A light silk mask or half-mask worn at a masquerade.
    6. A sort of grapple used in ancient times by the defenders of a fortress to seize and lift a battering-ram and thus prevent its action."

    - Century Dictionary

    August 20, 2010