from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Native American dwelling commonly having an arched or conical framework overlaid with bark, hides, or mats.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A dwelling having an arched framework overlaid with bark, hides, or mats, used by Native Americans in the northeastern United States.
- n. Any more or less similar dwelling used by indigenous people in other parts of the world.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An Indian cabin or hut, usually of a conical form, and made of a framework of poles covered with hides, bark, or mats; -- called also tepee.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- The tent or lodge of a North American Indian, generally of a conical shape and formed of bark or mats, or now most often of skins, laid over poles (called lodge-poles) stacked on the ground and converging at the top, where is left an opening for the escape of smoke.
- A large building; especially, a large structure in which a nominating convention or other political gathering is held.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a Native American lodge frequently having an oval shape and covered with bark or hides
She said it with a strange little smile, for now she recognised that the word wigwam was not to be used in her new life.
"He doesn't know much about it, if he calls a wigwam a wampum," interposed Miss Smith, with still greater pertness.
Look up and around as you enter its celebrated conical concrete "wigwam" - designed and built within five years from 1962 - and you get drawn into one of 20th-century Britain's grandest colour experiences.
The wigwam was a bit bigger than I had imagined and looked comfortable enough, especially since we would have to get up at 4am.
A wigwam was a round shaped structure made out of bent tree branches that were covered with layers of bark and dried grass.
The leavings of her lord's feast sufficed for her, and the coldest place in the wigwam was her seat.
A temporary wooden structure, called a wigwam, had been built for the purpose.
But before Pontiac was many years old he knew that the wigwam was the place for women and children, and that it was a shame for a man not to follow the deer through the forest, and go upon the warpath.
Even the very threshold or crevice of your wigwam will be a witness against you, if you should commit any criminal action when no human eye could observe your criminal doings, but surely your criminal actions will be revealed in some future time to your disgrace and shame.
She could scarcely see, and did not recognise that near the wigwam was a pile of hop poles laid on top of each other horizontally.