Meaning of WOOL in English

WOOL

/ wʊl; NAmE / noun [ U ]

1.

the soft fine hair that covers the body of sheep, goats and some other animals

2.

long thick thread made from animal's wool, used for knitting :

a ball of wool

3.

cloth made from animal's wool, used for making clothes, etc. :

This scarf is 100% wool.

pure new wool

a wool blanket

—see also cotton wool , dyed in the wool , lambswool , steel wool , wire wool

IDIOMS

see pull verb

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WORD ORIGIN

Old English wull , of Germanic origin; related to Dutch wol and German Wolle , from an Indo-European root shared by Latin lana wool, vellus fleece.

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