from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person believed to have been transformed into a wolf or to be capable of assuming the form of a wolf.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who is transformed or can transform into a wolf or a wolflike human, often said to transform during a full moon.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. etc. See werwolf, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a monster able to change appearance from human to wolf and back again
Middle English, from Old English werewulf : wer, man; + wulf, wolf; see wolf.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Late Old English werewulf, from wer ("man") + wulf ("wolf"). Other theories have been suggested; see Werewolf: Etymology. Cognate to garou in French loup-garou ("werewolf"), from Old French warous, from Frankish wari wulf. (Wiktionary)