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Meaning of "wolverine" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD WOLVERINE

Wolvering, from wolf + -ing³ (later altered to -ine).
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF WOLVERINE

wolverine  [ˈwʊlvəˌriːn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WOLVERINE

noun
adjective
verb
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Wolverine is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES WOLVERINE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

wolverine

Wolverine

The wolverine /ˈwʊlvəriːn/, Gulo gulo, also referred to as glutton, carcajou, skunk bear, or quickhatch, is the largest land-dwelling species of the family Mustelidae. It is a stocky and muscular carnivore, more closely resembling a small bear than other mustelids. The wolverine, a solitary animal, has a reputation for ferocity and strength out of proportion to its size, with the documented ability to kill prey many times larger than itself. The wolverine can be found primarily in remote reaches of the Northern boreal forests and subarctic and alpine tundra of the Northern Hemisphere, with the greatest numbers in northern Canada, the U.S. state of Alaska, the Nordic countries of Europe, and throughout western Russia and Siberia. Their populations have experienced a steady decline since the 19th century in the face of trapping, range reduction and habitat fragmentation, such that they are essentially absent in the southern end of their European range. Large populations are thought to remain in North America and northern Asia.

Definition of wolverine in the English dictionary

The definition of wolverine in the dictionary is a large musteline mammal, Gulo gulo, of northern forests of Eurasia and North America having dark very thick water-resistant fur Also called: glutton.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WOLVERINE


aegirine
ˈiːdʒɪˌriːn
alizarine
əˈlɪzəˌriːn
balzarine
ˈbælzəˌriːn
berberine
ˈbɜːbəˌriːn
buckminsterfullerene
ˌbʌkmɪnstəˈfʊləˌriːn
butterine
ˈbʌtəˌriːn
cadaverine
kəˈdævəˌriːn
cinnabarine
ˈsɪnəbəˌriːn
curarine
ˈkjʊərəˌriːn
fullerene
ˈfʊləˌriːn
Gadarene
ˈɡædəˌriːn
green
ɡriːn
gregarine
ˈɡrɛɡəˌriːn
nitroglycerine
ˌnaɪtrəʊˈɡlɪsəˌriːn
papaverine
pəˈpeɪvəˌriːn
pelerine
ˈpɛləˌriːn
polverine
ˈpɒlvəˌriːn
sapphirine
ˈsæfəˌriːn
submarine
ˈsʌbməˌriːn
trinitroglycerine
traɪˌnaɪtrəʊˈɡlɪsəˌriːn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WOLVERINE

wolfram
Wolfram von Eschenbach
wolframite
wolfsbane
Wolfsburg
wolfskin
wollastonite
wollies
Wollongong
Wollstonecraft
wolly
Wolof
Wolseley
Wolsey
wolve
wolver
Wolverhampton
Wolverine State
wolves
wolvishly

WORDS THAT END LIKE WOLVERINE

algerine
anserine
atherine
Catherine
cycloserine
eserine
exocrine
extrauterine
ferine
glycerine
intrauterine
Katherine
passerine
phosphatidylserine
piperine
riverine
serine
speakerine
tangerine
uterine
viperine

Synonyms and antonyms of wolverine in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «wolverine» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WOLVERINE

Find out the translation of wolverine to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of wolverine from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «wolverine» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

狼獾
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

wolverine
570 millions of speakers

English

wolverine
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Wolverine
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ولفيرين
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

росомаха
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

wolverine
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Wolverine
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

carcajou
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Wolverine
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Vielfraß
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

クズリ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

울버린
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wolverine
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

wolverine
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வால்வரினானது
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वॉल्व्हरिन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

wolverine
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ghiottone
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

rosomak
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

росомаха
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Wolverine
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αδηφάγος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

wolverine
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

järv
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

jerv
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of wolverine

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WOLVERINE»

The term «wolverine» is very widely used and occupies the 13.729 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WOLVERINE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about wolverine

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WOLVERINE»

Discover the use of wolverine in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to wolverine and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Wolverine: Weapon X
A violent drifter with a mysterious past and petty criminal fleeing a murder rap, Logan is kidnapped and taken to a secret research complex in the Canadian Rockies, where he becomes a guinea pig in a top-secret biotechnology experiment ...
Marc Cerasini, 2005
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Wolverine
The most popular member of the X-Men goes solo when Wolverine travels to Japan, testing his honor and risking his life for the only woman he has ever loved.
Christopher Claremont, 1995
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The Wolverine Way
Examines the history and lives of wolverines at Montana's Glacier National Park, discusses how climate change and other forces threaten their survival, and describes the efforts being made to preserve them.
Douglas H. Chadwick, 2010
4
Wolverine: Violent Tendencies
A former member of Canada's special forces, Logan has been transformed into a lethal weapon with retractable claws and an ability to heal from any wound, only to escape from the secret research facility where he had been held captive, but ...
Marc Cerasini, 2007
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Michigan: A History of the Wolverine State
This book examines Michigan's colorful history from 1980 to 1994.
Willis Frederick Dunbar, 1995
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Wolverine
This is a story of Adventure and tragedy in Canada's true North.
Dick Cameron, 2010
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Wolverine - A Look Into the Devils Eyes
This book is available as a paperback or an interactive web-book accessed from www.rainydayprojects.com. What is an interactive web-book? Imagine a book: A book that contains TV, video and DVD footage.
Mark Allardyce, 2000
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Wolverine: Super Strong
Introduces wolverines, including information on their habitats, feeding habits, how they grow, and how they protect themselves.
Joyce Markovics, 2011
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Wolverine: Lifeblood
Troubled by memory flashes about his time in the Canadian army during World War II, Logan soon discovers that he had been a POW in a Nazi concentration camp, where he had fallen victim to the experimentation of ruthless Nazi scientist ...
Hugh Matthews, 2007
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Wolverine: Rahne of Terra
Wolverine teams with the New Mutants to save Rahne Sinclair, who is either insane or a doomed princess from another universe.
Peter David, 1991

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WOLVERINE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term wolverine is used in the context of the following news items.
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Hugh Jackman Wants Your Ideas for His Final Wolverine Movie
By Michael MartinIf you ever wanted to see your ideas for a Wolverine movie come to fruition, now might be your best chance. Wolverine actor Hugh Jackman ... «IGN, Jul 15»
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Wolverine Confirmed To Appear In X-Men: Apocalypse
It now looks like we do have confirmation that Wolverine will be in the new film, thanks to an Instagram photo from a leather goods manufacturer in New York. «Cinema Blend, Jun 15»
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Hugh Jackman Confirms Wolverine 3 Will Be His Last Time As …
Hugh Jackman has officially confirmed that the third Wolverine movie will be his last time playing the role that he has owned in the X-Men film franchise. «Comicbook.com, May 15»
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Psycho-killing wolverine almost escapes from NJ airport
A mass-murdering wolverine who was being shipped from a Norway zoo to Alaska after killing off all of his kin made a wild escape attempt at Newark Airport ... «New York Post, Apr 15»
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Hugh Jackman Hints at One Last 'Wolverine' Appearance
Hugh Jackman has donned the Adamantium steel claws to portray Wolverine in a pair of X-Men film series as well as his own standalone superhero franchise. «RollingStone.com, Mar 15»
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Patrick Stewart Might Join Hugh Jackman In 'Wolverine 3'
It's not yet official but Hugh Jackman's Wolverine will absolutely return to the big screen next year in at least one of Twentieth Century Fox's three X-Men movies ... «Screen Rant, Feb 15»
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Feds turn away from protecting wolverines as Colorado's M56 is MIA
This undated photo provided by Defenders Of Wildlife shows a wolverine that had been tagged for research purposes in Glacier National Park, Mont. Federal ... «The Denver Post, Aug 14»
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Hugh Jackman Lists His Wolverine-Related Injuries
While Wolverine can heal himself, Hugh Jackman, 45, is but a mere mortal. Over seven X-Men/Wolverine films and countless sets of razor-sharp claws, the ... «Yahoo News, May 14»
9
Wolverine Packing Recall: What Consumers Need to Know
You may have heard about the FSIS announcement this week that the Wolverine Packing Company in Detroit, MI, was recalling 1.8 million pounds of ground ... «Food Safety News, May 14»
10
Wolverine Packing Company spokesman says ground beef tested …
DETROIT, MI - A spokesman for a public relations firm hired by Wolverine Packing Company said Monday afternoon that ground beef that is now the subject of a ... «MLive.com, May 14»

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