Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Made or consisting of wool.
  • adjective Of or relating to the production or marketing of woolen goods.
  • noun Fabric or clothing made from wool.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun Cloth made of wool, or chiefly of wool: an abbreviation of woolen cloth.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Cloth made of wool; woollen goods.
  • adjective Made of wool; consisting of wool.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to wool or woolen cloths
  • adjective a machine for combing or preparing wool in thin, downy, translucent layers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective US Made of wool.
  • noun An item of clothing made from wool

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

  • adjective of or related to or made of wool
  • noun a fabric made from the hair of sheep

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Here he wore linen and sipped tepid water, longing for a night spent tucked up by the fire, wrapped in woolen blankets and sipping a proper cup of tea.

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  • Here he wore linen and sipped tepid water, longing for a night spent tucked up by the fire, wrapped in woolen blankets and sipping a proper cup of tea.

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  • As if to acknowledge the significance of the lime catalyst, they call the woolen pouches in which they carry the sacred leaves kuétan yáha, not coca but lime bags.

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  • As if to acknowledge the significance of the lime catalyst, they call the woolen pouches in which they carry the sacred leaves kuétan yáha, not coca but lime bags.

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  • In our own Kangra mission we started to produce teazel, which is that spiky plant used in woolen mills for "teazing" woolen cloth.

    India Today

  • He cut the half-woven woolen from the loom and threw the mingled mass of cloth and yarn in a pile in a corner of the room.

    The Blue Cat of Castle Town

  • "Gee!" she giggled, "after going to bed every night over there muffled in woolen pajamas and blankets till I looked like Peary, a nightie like this feels positively indecent.

    Lance Mannion:

  • "Gee!" she giggled, "after going to bed every night over there muffled in woolen pajamas and blankets till I looked like Peary, a nightie like this feels positively indecent.

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  • Adventurers "to carry on trade in English woolen cloth, or sent John

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  • If the weather is not too cold, and if the animal is in a comfortable stable, the following method may be tried: Have a tub of hot water handy to the stable door; soak a woolen blanket in the water, then quickly wring as much water as possible out of it and wrap it around the chest.

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  • See also woollen. It's thicker.

    October 31, 2008