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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
  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

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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 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 previewFor the Proposed Issuance of a Multiple Species Incidental Take Permit for the Tacoma Water Habitat Conservation Plan, Green River Water Supply Operations and Watershed Protection, King County (2000)

Environmental Impact Statement

Cafifomia Wolverine (Gulo gulo luteus) 10 11 The California wolverine is a federal species of concern and a state monitor...

Google previewKootenai National Forest (N.F.), Asarco Rock Creek Copper and Silver Mining Project, Sanders County (2001)

Environmental Impact Statement

The wolverine is a very secretive animal generally associated with remote areas with little human activity or development...

A scavenger and effective predator, the wolverine is an opportunistic feeder taking a wide variety of food (Hash 1987) .

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 previewCompton's Pictured Encyclopedia (1922)

To Inspire Ambition, to Stimulate the Imagination, to Provide the Inquiring Mind with Accurate Information Told in an Interesting Style, and Thus Lead Into Broader Fields of Knowledge, Such is the Purpose of this Work by Guy Stanton Ford

THE WOLVER IN E, W H O HAS NO FRIENDS The Wolverine is the largest of the American fur-bearing animals For a ny subject not found ...

Google previewThe Americana (1908)

a universal reference library, comprising the arts and sciences, literature, history, biography, geography, commerce, etc., of the world by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines

The wolverine is a short, thick, heavily built animal about 2'/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 previewBridger-Teton National Forest (N.F.), Caribou-Targhee National Forest (N.F.), High Mountains Heli-Skiing, Teton and Lincoln Counties, Wyoming, Teton and Bonneville Counties, Idaho (2004)

Environmental Impact Statement

The wolverine is a habitat generalist that is generally associated with remote, inaccessible terrain. Important source habitats (core habitat) include alpine tundra and all subalpine and montane forest types (Wisdom et al. 2000). Witmer et al ...

Google previewMcCloud-Pit Hydroelectric Project, FERC Project No. P-2106 (2011)

Environmental Impact Statement

California WolverineThe California wolverine is a California listed threatened species and is also considered a California fully protected species. This species requires dense cover for resting and reproduction, and open areas for hunting.

Google previewWolverine Photography in Finland: A Conservation Success Story (2016)

by Sonja V. Thompson FRPS

The Wolverine is the largest land dwelling species of the family of Mustelidae ( weasels). It is a stocky and muscular carnivore, more closely resembling a small bear than other mustelids. It is a solitary animal with a reputation for ferocity and ...

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 previewGlobal Entertainment Media: A Critical Introduction (2015)

by Lee Artz

Wolverine is the extreme loner...

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 previewEncyclopedia of Wyoming (2001)

by Nancy Capace

marauder, strong and ferocious, the wolverine is a foe of all but the largest animals in its domain, and has been known to follow trap lines to eat and destroy the catch. Most important of the fur-bearing animals are the beavers. Under provisions ...

Google previewAction Plan for the Conservation of Wolverines in Europe (Gulo Gulo) (2000)

by Arild Landa, Mats Lindén, Ilpo Kojola

Furthermore, the wolverine is a management and conservation enigma because the attributes of wilderness upon which it depends are not known. The conflict with husbandry implies that a significant conservation objective seems difficult to ...

Google previewLake Chelan National Recreation Area (N.R.A.) General Management Plan (GMP), Chelan County (1995)

Environmental Impact Statement

Habitat Needs/Occurrence California Wolverine The wolverine is an uncorrunon year-round resident in high elevation, coniferous forest and subalpine areas. It is an opportunistic feeder eating (Gulo gulo luteus) a wide variety of small and ...

Google previewThe Matrix of Visual Culture (2003)

Working with Deleuze in Film Theory by Patricia Pisters

based on the comic strip by Stan Lee, is populated with mutants: Sabretooth has the teeth of a tiger, Mystique is a human chameleon , Wolverine is a man with steel claws who can heal himself, Rogue is a girl who ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Animal Predators (2017)

Learn about Each Predator's Traits and Behaviors; Identify the Tracks and Signs of More Than 50 Predators; Protect Your Livestock, Poultry, and Pets by Janet Vorwald Dohner

The elusive wolverine is the largest land-dwelling member of the weasel family in North America. Its reputation as a savage predator is exaggerated, although the wolverine, or “little wolf,” is capable of killing animals larger than itself. Primarily ...

Google previewWintu Dictionary (1985)

by Harvey Pitkin

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

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 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 previewEncyclopedia of Weird War Stories (2017)

Supernatural and Science Fiction Elements in Novels, Pulps, Comics, Film, Television, Games and Other Media by Paul Green

Wolverine. [Comic. book. character;. SFW]. First appearance: The Incredible Hulk #180 (October 1974); Creators: Len...

Google previewEskimo (Inuktitut) Dictionary (2005)

Eskimo-English, English-Eskimo by Arthur Thibert

kapvik — wolverine. kiggiak — beaver. kulawak — doe without fawn. nanuk — polar bear. nanertak — bear cub. norrak — fawn. norralik — doe with fawn, ...

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Small photo of January 2017: Photo of Wolverine from famous wax museum of Madame Tussaud in center of London, United KingdomSmall photo of angry WolverineSmall photo of LONDON, ENGLAND, UK - APR 12, 2012: Madame Tussaud Wax Museum Model Wolverine Hugh JackmanSmall photo of angry wolverine baring teethSmall photo of London, - United Kingdom, 08, July 2014. Madame Tussauds in London. Waxwork statue of Wolverine, Created by Madam Tussauds in 1884, Madam Tussauds is a waxwork museum and tourist attraction.Small photo of Majestic wolverine hang on a tree in front of the colourful background, great autumn colors, beautiful animal in the nature habitat, Gulo gulo.Small photo of New-York, USA - NOV 19: Taxidermy of a Wolverine on display in the American Museum of Natural History on November 19, 2012 in New-York, USA. More...

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Likewise, I see no shame in writing Captain America or Wolverine. (Mark Millar)
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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.

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