Lynx vs Wolf - What's the difference?

lynx | wolf |


As nouns the difference between lynx and wolf

is that lynx is any of several medium-sized wild cats, mostly of the genus lynx while wolf is a large wild canid of certain subspecies of canis lupus .

As a verb wolf is

to devour; to gobble; to eat (something) voraciously.

lynx

English

Noun

(es)
  • Any of several medium-sized wild cats, mostly of the genus Lynx .
  • Derived terms

    * desert lynx * African lynx * Eurasian lynx * Iberian lynx * Indian lynx * Persian lynx * swamp lynx

    wolf

    English

    Noun

    (wolves)
  • A large wild canid of certain subspecies of Canis lupus .
  • A man who makes amorous advances on many women.
  • (music) A wolf tone or wolf note; an unpleasant tone produced when a note matches the natural resonating frequency of the body of a musical instrument, the quality of which may be likened to the howl of a wolf.
  • One of the destructive, and usually hairy, larvae of several species of beetles and grain moths.
  • (figurative) Any very ravenous, rapacious, or destructive person or thing; especially, want; starvation.
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  • A white worm, or maggot, which infests granaries.
  • (obsolete) An eating ulcer or sore. See lupus.
  • * Jeremy Taylor
  • If God should send a cancer upon thy face, or a wolf into thy side.
  • A willying machine.
  • (Knight)
    (Webster 1913)

    Hypernyms

    * (large wild canid) Canis lupus , canid

    Hyponyms

    * (large wild canid) she-wolf

    Coordinate terms

    * (large wild canid) dingo, dog ; coyote, jackal, fox (other canids)

    Derived terms

    (terms derived from "wolf") * Big Bad Wolf * cry wolf * grey wolf, gray wolf * Mexican wolf * raised by wolves * red wolf * sea wolf * she-wolf * Tasmanian wolf * werewolf * white wolf * wolf cub * wolf down * wolf in sheep's clothing * wolf interval * wolfie * wolfish * wolflike * wolf tone * wolven

    Verb

  • To devour; to gobble; to eat (something) voraciously.
  • * 1987 , James Ellroy, The Black Dahlia
  • After a wolfed burger dinner, I called the night number at Administrative Vice and inquired about known lesbian gathering places.
  • * 2013 , Neil Martin, Collected Stories of the Sea
  • Vicars seated himself and began wolfing a sandwich.

    Synonyms

    * gulp down, wolf down

    Anagrams

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