fleece
I. noun Etymology: Middle English flees, from Old English flēos; akin to Middle High German vlius fleece and perhaps to Latin pluma feather, down Date: before 12th century 1. a. the coat of wool covering a wool-bearing animal (as a sheep) b. the wool obtained from a sheep at one shearing 2. a. any of various soft or woolly coverings b. a soft bulky deep-piled knitted or woven fabric used chiefly for clothing II. transitive verb (fleeced; fleecing) Date: 1537 1. a. to strip of money or property by fraud or extortion b. to charge excessively for goods or services 2. to remove the fleece from ; shear 3. to dot or cover with fleecy masses

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  • Fleece — (fl[=e]s), n. [OE. flees, AS. fle[ o]s; akin to D. flies, vlies.] 1. The entire coat of wool that covers a sheep or other similar animal; also, the quantity shorn from a sheep, or animal, at one time. [1913 Webster] Who shore me Like a tame… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fleece — 〈[fli:s] n.; ; unz.; Textilw.〉 aus Kunstofffasern hergestellter, starkwärmender u. zugleich wasserabweisender Stoff, der sich vor allem für Skibekleidung u. Ä. eignet [<engl. fleece „Schaffell, Vlies“; wegen des ähnlichen Aussehens u. der… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • fleece — [fliːs] verb [transitive] informal to charge someone too much money for something, usually by tricking them: • He fleeced investors of more than $500,000 by selling the recording rights to songs he didn t own. * * * fleece UK US /fliːs/ verb [T]… …   Financial and business terms

  • Fleece — may refer to: * The woolen coat of a domestic sheep, especially after having been sheared (but before being processed into yarn or thread); * A general term for a soft bulky fabric with deep pile. * Polar fleece, a modern synthetic material used… …   Wikipedia

  • Fleece — Fleece, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fleeced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fleecing}.] 1. To deprive of a fleece, or natural covering of wool. [1913 Webster] 2. To strip of money or other property unjustly, especially by trickery or fraud; to bring to straits by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fleece — bezeichnet zweierlei: auf englisch vom Schaf entnommene Wolle Fleece (Stoff) englische und mittlerweile allgemein übliche Bezeichnung für eine Variante der synthetischen Wirkpelze, verwendet hauptsächlich für Winterbekleidung Fleece ist trotz der …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • fleece — fleece·able; fleece·less; fleece; …   English syllables

  • Fleece — 〈[fli:s] n.; Gen.: ; Pl.: unz.; Textilw.〉 aus Kunstofffasern hergestellter, stark wärmender u. zugleich Wasser abweisender Stoff, der sich vor allem für Skibekleidung u. Ä. eignet [Etym.: <engl. fleece »Schaffell, Vlies«; (wegen des ähnlichen… …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • Fleece — [fli:s] das; <aus engl. fleece »Vlies, Schafwolle«> synthetisch hergestellter flauschiger Stoff mit gerauter Oberfläche …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

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