American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A person believed to have been transformed into a wolf or to be capable of assuming the form of wolf.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. etc. See werwolf, etc.
- n. mythology A person who is transformed or can transform into a wolf or a wolflike human, often said to transform during a full moon.
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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.
- n. a monster able to change appearance from human to wolf and back again
- 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)
- Middle English, from Old English werewulf : wer, man; + wulf, wolf; see wolf. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Transforming into a werewolf is a painful, guilt-ridden ritual.”
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“ALEXIA: Did I mention that my touch instantly cancels out supernatural abilities, so that if, for example, I were to touch you in werewolf form at full moon, you would become human?”
“I'm always up for a good monster movie, but when I go home, I'm not really worried that a werewolf is going to attack me or that Gary Oldman in a top hat is going to offer me absinthe and bite my neck.”
“The werewolf is George, who is Jewish and worries that being a werewolf isn't kosher.”
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“There's a ye olde village, a werewolf is killing people.”
“When the vampire invites fellow apartment tenants for tea, the sometimes-werewolf is exasperated at his lack of protocol: They're British.”
“Plus, we think a vicious werewolf is probably more appealing to a guy than a lovey-dovey vampire.”
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