from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Made or consisting of wool.
  • adj. Of or relating to the production or marketing of woolen goods.
  • n. Fabric or clothing made from wool. Often used in the plural.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Made of wool.
  • n. An item of clothing made from wool

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Made of wool; consisting of wool.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to wool or woolen cloths
  • n. Cloth made of wool; woollen goods.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Made of wool; consisting of wool: as, woolen cloth.
  • Of or pertaining to wool: as, woolen manufactures.
  • Clad in the rough, homespun serges of former times, as opposed to the silk, velvet, and fine linen of the wealthier classes; hence, coarse; boorish; rustic; vulgar.
  • n. Cloth made of wool, or chiefly of wool: an abbreviation of woolen cloth.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or related to or made of wool
  • n. a fabric made from the hair of sheep


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  • See also woollen. It's thicker.

    October 31, 2008