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Definition of the noun wolverine

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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: James Howlett is a fictional character from X-Men Origins: Wolverine.


"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 (23 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.
    • also known as Yaya Toure, Gnégnéri Yaya Touré, Colossus, Human train, Firewall, Tower of Power, Y. Touré
    • born on (31 years ago) in Bouaké, child of Mory Touré
    • nationality: Ivory Coast
    • religion: Islam
    • profession: Football player
    • Marriage with Gineba Touré
    • some of the awards:
        • African Footballer of the Year
        • African Footballer of the Year
        • African Footballer of the Year
  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. Jeremy Ray Smolik is an actor.
  6. Wolverine a.k.a. Tyler Sterling is a member of the musical group, Vocal Point.


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

There are other groups with Wolverine in their name, like Wolverine Orchestra.


  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.

There are other places with Wolverine in their name, like wolverine lake, 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 .
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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Google previewA Pioneer History of Becker County, Minnesota (1907)

Including a Brief Account of Its Natural History ... and a History of the Early Settlement of the County; Also, Including ... Historical Information Collected by Mrs. Jessie C. West. And Numerous Articles Written by Various Early Pioneers Relating to the History of the Several Townships of Becker County by Alvin H. Wilcox, Mrs. Jessie Campbell West

The wolverine is the largest of the family of animals to which it belongs; such as the fisher. the marten,

The wolverine is a dangerous foe to many animals larger than itself. and by the professional hunter is looked upon as an ugly and ...

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 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 previewThe Americana (1912)

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, and ...

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 previewScribner's Magazine ... (1920)

Hotel Wolverine DETROIT A New $1,200,000 Offering of 6% Bonds Reinforced by Greenebaum Bank Supervision The Hotel Wolverine is a new sixteen story, fireproof, steel and concrete structure with complete equipment and elaborate ...

Google previewBritannica Student Encyclopedia (A-Z Set) (2012)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc

Like its relative the skunk, the wolverine can give off an unpleasant 5mell. It is sometimes called a skunk bear. It5 scientific name is Gulo gulo. The wolverine is found mostly in the northern parts of North America, Europe, and Asia. It is known ...

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...

Google previewPocket dictionary of dry-goods, etc (1896)

by George W. Bible, Daniel P.. Bible

Also spelled wolverine. WOLVERINE: Same as wolverene.

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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.

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