For all your dictionary needs!
Spelling. Are you looking for Polverine?
Header of wolverine


Video footage: wolverine
Play/pauseBuy footageFind more

Definition of the noun wolverine

What does wolverine mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • wolverine: wolverines / wolverine (less preferred form)
  • Wolverine: Wolverines

  1. a native or resident of Michigan
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of Wolverine: Michigander
    • more generic word: American = a native or inhabitant of the United States
  2. musteline mammal of northern Eurasia
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • scientific name: Gulo gulo
    • synonym of wolverine: glutton
    • more generic terms: mustelid / musteline / musteline mammal = fissiped fur-bearing carnivorous mammals
    • young animal: kit / whelp
    • female animal: angeline
    • male animal: wolverine
    • collective noun: pack
    • collateral adjective: musteline
    • geographic area: North America
    • observational distribution: specimen and observational data from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility Network (not necessarily true occurrence density gradients)
      map of observational data from the GBIF
      Count per one degree cell
      1 - 9
      10 - 99
      100 - 999
      1000 - 9999
      10000 - 99999
  3. stocky shaggy-coated North American carnivorous mammal

Alternative definition of the noun wolverine


  1. A native or resident of the American state of Michigan.
  2. A student attending or a graduate of the University of Michigan or a fan of the school's athletic teams.


Wolverine is a fictional character, a superhero that appears in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, as well as movie, television, and video game adaptations; most often in fiction related to the X-Men. He was created in 1974 by writer Len Wein and Marvel art director John Romita, Sr.


"Wolverine" is a book by Jason Aaron.


  1. "Wolverine" a.k.a. "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" is a 2009 superhero film based on the Marvel Comics' fictional character Wolverine, distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the fourth installment in the X-Men film series. The film was directed by Gavin Hood, written by David Benioff and Skip Woods, and produced by and starring Hugh Jackman. It co-stars Liev Schreiber, Danny Huston, Dominic Monaghan, and Ryan Reynolds. The film is a standalone prequel focusing on the violent past of the mutant Wolverine and his relationship with his half-brother Victor Creed. The plot details Wolverine's childhood as James Howlett, his early encounters with Major William Stryker, his time with Team X, and the bonding of Wolverine's skeleton with the indestructible metal adamantium during the Weapon X program.
  2. "Wolverine" is a film.


"Wolverine" is an action video game developed by Software Creations and published by LJN for the NES, and was released exclusively in North America in 1991. It is a licensed game based on the Marvel Comics superhero of the same name, as well as the X-Men.

  • mode: Single-player video game
  • developer: Software Creations
  • genres: Platform game, Action game, Fighting game
  • publisher: LJN
  • released in (24 years ago)


  1. Wolverine a.k.a. Jeff Hardy: Jeffrey Nero "Jeff" Hardy is an American professional wrestler. He is best known for his stints in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, where he is a former two–time TNA World Heavyweight Champion, and World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment. Before gaining prominence in WWE, Hardy performed for the Organization of Modern Extreme Grappling Arts, a promotion he ran with his brother Matt.
  2. Wolverine a.k.a. Yaya Touré: Gnégnéri Yaya Touré, known as Yaya Touré, is an Ivorian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for English club Manchester City and the Ivory Coast national team.
  3. Wolverine a.k.a. Jimmyo Burril is an actor, film director, screenwriter and film editor.
  4. Wolverine a.k.a. Jaron White is an actor.
  5. Wolverine a.k.a. Tyler Sterling is a member of the musical group, Vocal Point.
  6. Wolverine a.k.a. Jeremy Ray Smolik is an actor.


Wolverine is a Swedish progressive metal band that was formed in 1995 by Stefan Zell and Marcus Losbjer.


  1. Wolverine is a village in Cheboygan County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 244 at the 2010 census.
  2. The Wolverine is a higher-speed passenger train service operated by Amtrak as part of its Michigan Services. The 304-mile line provides three daily round-trips along the Pontiac–Detroit–Chicago route. It carries a heritage train name descended from the New York Central.
  3. Wolverine is a railway point located to the west of Giscome, British Columbia.
  4. Wolverine a.k.a. Wolverine, Kentucky: Wolverine is an unincorporated community and coal town in Breathitt County, Kentucky, United States.

There are other places with in their name, like Wolverine Lake and Rural Municipality of Wolverine No. 340.


  1. Wolverine is a number of Marvel Comics comic book series starring the X-Men member Wolverine. As of April 2013, 323 issues and 11 annuals have been published. It was the original flagship title created for the character.
  2. Wolverine is a TV program, begun on (4 years ago).
  3. The Wolverine car was made by the Reid Manufacturing Company of Detroit from 1904-1905. The prototype was designed by Walter L. Marr. A test drive by Cycle and Automobile Journal indicated that the car was good. In 1906, the company, the Reid company was changed to the Wolverine Automobile & Commercial Company of Dundee and moved to Dundee, Michigan. It survived until 1908.
  4. Wolverine was a launch powered by a gasoline engine that operated on the Coquille River on the southern coast of Oregon, United States, from 1908 to the 1920s. Later the boat operated on Coos Bay, and, in the mid-1930s, was transferred to Eureka, California. Wolverine is principally known for its early service as a high-speed passenger vessel.
  5. Wolverine is the University of Michigan–Dearborn mascot.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Wolverine

Click on a title to look inside that book (if available):

Google previewThe Trapper's Bible (2012)

The Most Complete Guide on Trapping and Hunting Tips Ever by Eustace Hazard Livingston

The Wolverine is a typical animal of the north.

Google previewSasquatch: Legend Meets Science (2007)

by Jeff Meldrum

The wolverine is the largest of the weasel family, but more resembles a small bear. A full-grown male may be 4 feet long including tail, stand 17 inches at the shoulder, and weigh 60 pounds. The wolverine is a rare and remarkably elusive, ...

Google previewEndangered Wildlife and Plants of the World (2001)

The wolverine is a tireless scavenger. It will use its teeth and claws to gain access to cached (stored) food, then it will emit a noxious smell to contaminate whatever stored food it does not immediately consume. A disappearing range In the past ...

Google previewSelling the Silver Bullet (2015)

The Lone Ranger and Transmedia Brand Licensing by Avi Santo

Matt Rimer, “The Wolverine Is A Racist Buzzkill: A Review,” Fourpins .com, July 29, 2013, accessed October 2, ...

Google previewRocky Mountain Mammals, Third Edition (2011)

by David M. Armstrong

Description—The wolverine is the largest terrestrial member of the weasel family, with a total length of 700 to 1,050 mm.

Google previewRocky Mountain Mammals (2007)

A Handbook of Mammals of Rocky Mountain National Park and Vicinity, Third Edition by David M. Armstrong

Wolverine Gulo gulo Description—The wolverine is the largest terrestrial member of the weasel family, with a total length...

Google previewThe Americana (1911)

A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and Sciences, Literature, History, Biography, Geography, Commerce, Etc., of the World

The wolverine is a short, thick, heavily built animal about 2% feet long, whose short legs, sub—plantigrade feet, and short, bushy tail add to a decidedly bear- like aspect of body. On the body and especially on the tail the hair is long, coarse, ...

Google previewCamp-fires in the Canadian Rockies (1907)

by William Temple Hornaday

The Wolverine is a fairly good climber, and game hung in a tree is not safe from its destructive jaws. Mr. J. W. Tyrrell once outwitted the wolverines of the Barren Grounds by erecting a cache on four very high posts, then trimming the posts and ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1905)

A universal reference library comprising the arts and sciences ... commerce, etc., of the world by George Edwin Rines, Frederick Converse Beach

The wolverine is a short, thick, heavily built animal about 2%/z feet long, whose short legs, sub-plantigrade feet, and short, bushy tail add to a decidedly bear-like aspect of body. On the body and especially on the tail the hair is long, coarse, ...

Google previewMining and Scientific Press (1912)

Wolverine is a New York copper and the others are Boston issues. Until a few months ago Mayflower and Old Colony were under the management of Harry F. Fay. But Fay- was outvoted on Mayflower by the St. Mary's Mineral Land Co. faction, ...

Google previewAnimals, Grades 1 - 3 (2013)

Canadian Edition by Carson-Dellosa Publishing

Arctic Region and Antarctica 23 Wolverine The Wolverine is the largest member of the weasel family. It reaches a height ofO.3 metre at the shoulder and weighs 13 to 23 kilograms. Wolverines are covered with long, shaggy, dark brown hair ...

Google previewWhere the Water Lilies Grow (1999)

by R.D. Lawrence

nose, short of limb with ridiculously small feet and soft, silken fur, they were little waspish fellows, almost earless, with poor sight, sharp teeth and a temper so reckless and short that, by comparison, the ferocious wolverine is a mild sluggard .

Google previewMoon Canadian Rockies (2013)

Including Banff and Jasper National Parks by Andrew Hempstead

Rarely sighted by humans, the wolverine is a true symbol of the wilderness.

Google previewA Parents' Guide for Children's Questions (2010)

by Benito Casados

Wolverine is a furbearing animal that is related to badgers, skunks and otters. It is a mediumsized animal that is about 2 1/2 feet long. It looks a bit like a bear. The wolverineis rare inNorth America today because ithasbeen hunted ruthlessly.

Google previewCarnivores (2010)

by Britannica Educational Publishing

The wolverine is noted for its strength, cunning, fearlessness, and voracity. It may follow traplines to cab— ins and devour food stocks or carry off portable items; its offensive odour permeates the invaded cabin. The wolverine is a solitary, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Animals (2004)

A Complete Visual Guide by Fred Cooke

depending on location FACT FILE THE WOLVERINE The largest terrestrial mustelid, the wolverine (Gu/o gulo) lives in the northern coniferous forest and tundra of Eurasia and North America.

Google previewFeet and Footwear: A Cultural Encyclopedia (2009)

by Margo DeMello

Wolverine initially made boots out of cow leather, but in 1914 began making boots as well as gloves out of the less...

During World War II, Wolverine made gloves for the military, which requested that they try pigskin as a new material. After the ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1857)

Mag - Mih

The Wolverine of North America ( Gulo luscus, Sabine), though regarded by Baron Cuvier as nothing more than a variety of the preceding, is by others ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Gangs (2008)

by Louis Kontos, David Brotherton

Wolverine was established following the tragic death of an eleven-year-old boy named Daniel Desrochers, who died as a result of injuries sustained from a car bomb that was planted during the biker war between the Hell's Angels and enemy ...

Google previewWintu Dictionary (1985)

by Harvey Pitkin

taret mythical half -bird half-dog; wolf; bald eagle; wolverine taren bo 'sin...

Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for Wolverine

Click on a label to prioritize search results according to that topic:

Photos about Wolverine

Click on an item to view that photo:


If you need related images for an article or a report, you can download stock photos:
Small photo of little angry WolverineSmall photo of AYUTTAYA,THAILAND - MARCH 04, 2015 : Wolverine model at Thung Bua Chom floating marketSmall photo of SHANGHAI, CHINA - APR 3, 2016: Wolverine illustration at the Shanghai Madame Tussauds wax museum. Marie Tussaud was born as Marie Grosholtz in 1761Small photo of SHANGHAI, CHINA - APR 3, 2016: Wolverine illustration at the Shanghai Madame Tussauds wax museum. Marie Tussaud was born as Marie Grosholtz in 1761Small photo of BANGKOK -JULY 22: A waxwork of Wolverine on display at Madame Tussauds on July 22, 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand. Madame Tussauds' newest branch hosts waxworks of numerous stars and celebritiesSmall photo of LOS ANGELES, USA - SEP 28, 2015: Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in the Madame Tussauds Hollywood wax museum. Marie Tussaud was born as Marie Grosholtz in 1761Small photo of AYUTTAYA,THAILAND - FEBUARY 27, 2016 : Wolverine model at Thung Bua Chom floating market More...

Videos about Wolverine

Click on an item to play that video:

View more videos about X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Quotes about Wolverine

When I got my first glimpse of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, my breath caught. In that single instant, he was Wolverine. (Len Wein)
more quotes about wolverine...

Scrabble value of W4O1L1V4E1R1I1N1E1

The value of this 9-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of WOLVERINE

What do you get if you rearrange the letters?

See also the blanagrams of Wolverine!

Share this page


Go to the usage examples of Wolverine to see it in context!

Privacy Policy | Cookies Policy
Keyword Tool | Romanian-English Dictionary