I. noun Etymology: alteration of Middle English oof, from Old English ōwef, from ō- (from on) + wefan to weave — more at weave Date: before 12th century 1. a. weft 1a b. woven fabric; also the texture of such a fabric 2. a basic or essential element or material II. intransitive verb Etymology: imitative Date: 1804 1. to make the low gruff sound typically produced by a dog 2. to express oneself in a usually stylized boastful or aggressive manner III. noun Date: 1839 1. a low gruff sound typically produced by a dog 2. a low note emitted by sound reproducing equipment

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  • Woof — (w[=oo]f), n. [OE. oof, AS. [=o]wef, [=o]web, [=a]web; on, an, on + wef, web, fr. wefan to weave. The initial w is due to the influence of E. weave. See {On}, {Weave}, and cf. {Abb}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The threads that cross the warp in a woven… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • woof — woof·er; woof; …   English syllables

  • woof — woof1 [wo͞of] n. [altered (prob. infl. by WARP, WEFT) < ME oof < OE owef < o (< on) + wef < base of wefan, to WEAVE] WEFT woof2 [woof] n. [echoic] a gruff barking sound of or like that of a dog …   English World dictionary

  • Woof! — is a Children s ITV television series produced by Central Independent Television about the adventures of a boy who turns into a dog. It was based on the book by Allan Ahlberg. It was directed by David Cobham ( Tarka the Otter ). It was written by …   Wikipedia

  • woof — [ wuf ] noun count the sound that a dog makes when it BARKS …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • woof — [1] ► NOUN ▪ the barking sound made by a dog. ► VERB ▪ bark. ORIGIN imitative …   English terms dictionary

  • woof — [[t]w ʊf[/t]] N SING; SOUND Woof is the sound that a dog makes when it barks. [INFORMAL] The dogs sat there without even a woof... She started going woof woof …   English dictionary

  • woof — woof1 [wuf] interjection [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: From the sound] a word used for describing the sound a dog makes →↑bark >woof n >woof v woof 2 woof2 [wu:f US wuf, wu:f] [i]n [ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • woof — woof1 /woof, woohf/, n. 1. filling (def. 5). 2. texture; fabric. 3. Brit. warp (def. 13). [bef. 900; ME oof, owf, OE owef, awef (Compare gewef), equiv. to o , a A 3 + wef (akin to WEB); modern w from WEFT, WARP, WEAVE, etc.] …   Universalium

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