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fleece Explained

fleece at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


fleece at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [Language: Old English; Origin: fleos]//
1 [C] the woolly coat of a sheep, especially the wool and skin of a sheep when it has been made into a piece of clothing:
2 [U] an artificial soft material used to make warm jackets:
3 [C] BrE a jacket made of this artificial material:
fleece 2 v [T] informal to charge someone too much money for something, especially by tricking them//

fleece at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

203 Moby Thesaurus words for "fleece":
Leatherette, Leatheroid, alabaster, bare, beat, beguile of, bilk,
bleed, bleed white, blubber, breeze, bristle, bunco, burn, butter,
capillament, chalk, cheat, chisel, chouse, chouse out of, cilium,
clay, clip, coat, cog, cog the dice, con, cozen, crib, crop,
cushion, cuticle, defraud, denudate, denude, deplume, depredate,
dermis, despoil, diddle, displume, divest, do, do in, do out of,
dough, down, drain, driven snow, dry, eiderdown, euchre, exhaust,
exploit, expose, feather bed, feathers, fell, finagle, flam, flay,
flesh, flimflam, floss, flour, flue, fluff, foam, fob, forage,
foray, freeboot, fudge, fur, furring, gouge, gull, gut, gyp, hair,
have, head, head of hair, hide, hocus, hocus-pocus, hold up,
horsehair, hustle, imitation fur, imitation leather, impoverish,
integument, ivory, jacket, kapok, lay bare, lay open, leather,
leather paper, lily, locks, loot, maggot, mane, maraud, mat, milk,
mop, mulct, outer layer, outer skin, overcharge, overprice,
overtax, pack the deal, paper, pearl, pelt, peltry, pick clean,
pigeon, pile, pillage, pillow, pluck, plunder, plush,
practice fraud upon, prey on, profiteer, pubescence, pubic hair,
pudding, puff, putty, raid, ransack, ravage, raven, ravish,
rawhide, reive, remove, rifle, rind, rip off, rob, rook, rope in,
rubber, sack, satin, scam, screw, sell gold bricks, setula, shag,
shave, shear, sheath, sheet, shock, shortchange, silk, silver,
skin, skins, snow, soak, spoil, spoliate, stack the cards, stick,
sting, strip, strip bare, suck dry, surcharge, swan, swansdown,
sweat, sweep, swindle, take, take a dive, tegument, thatch,
thimblerig, thistledown, throw a fight, tresses, uncloak, uncover,
unsheathe, unveil, vair, velvet, victimize, wax, wool, zephyr

fleece at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (Poverty): impoverish, reduce to poverty, pauperize, fleece, ruin.

[ADJ] (Poverty): poor, indigent, poverty-stricken, penniless, impecunious, short of cash, hard up, destitute, fleeced, stripped, bereft.

[V] (Expensiveness): overcharge, bleed, fleece, extort.

Fleece at English => English (Eastons 1897 Bible) Of Explained:

regnate with, lavish, squander, carry coals to Newcastle, exaggerate.[V] (Continuation of action): continue, persist, go on, keep on, keep, pursue, maintain, carry on, keep up, sustain, uphold, perpetuate, preserve, keep going.

[V] (Action): do, perform, execute, achieve, complete, transact, enact, commit, perpetrate, ca

fleece at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun, verb

1 [C] the wool coat of a sheep; this coat when it has been removed from a sheep (by SHEARING)

2 [U, C] a soft warm fabric that feels like sheep's wool; a jacket or a SWEATSHIRT that is made from this fabric:
a fleece lining * a bright red fleece
verb [VN] (informal) to take a lot of money from sb by charging them too much:
Some local shops have been fleecing tourists.

Fleece at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Fleece \Fleece\, n. [OE. flees, AS. fle['o]s; akin to D. flies,
vlies .]
1. The entire coat of wood that covers a sheep or other
similar animal; also, the quantity shorn from a sheep, or
animal, at one time.

Who shore me Like a tame wether, all my precious
fleece. --Milton.

2. Any soft woolly covering resembling a fleece.

3. (Manuf.) The fine web of cotton or wool removed by the
doffing knife from the cylinder of a carding machine.

{Fleece wool}, wool shorn from the sheep.

{Golden fleece}. See under {Golden}.

Fleece \Fleece\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fleeced}; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To deprive of a fleece, or natural covering of wool.

2. To strip of money or other property unjustly, especially
by trickery or fraud; to bring to straits by oppressions
and exactions.

Whilst pope and prince shared the wool betwixt them,
the people were finely fleeced. --Fuller.

3. To spread over as with wool. [R.] --Thomson.

fleece at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: the wool of a sheep or similar animal
2: tanned skin of a sheep with the fleece left on; used for
clothing [syn: {sheepskin}]
3: a soft bulky fabric with deep pile; used chiefly for
4: outer coat of especially sheep and yaks [syn: {wool}]
v 1: rip off; ask an unreasonable price [syn: {overcharge}, {soak},
{surcharge}, {gazump}, {plume}, {pluck}, {rob}, {hook}]
[ant: {undercharge}]
2: shear the wool from; "shear sheep" [syn: {shear}]

fleece at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a


From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » flees|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » fleos|flēos|lang=ang. Cognate to Inter: etyl » sq|- Inter: term » flok||hair|lang=sq and Inter: etyl » ru|- Inter: term » волос||a hair|lang=ru.


* Inter: a » UK/US Inter: IPA » /fliːs/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-fleece.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » iːs


    Inter: en-noun » s|-

  • Inter: uncountabl » e Hair or wool of a sheep or similar animal
    1. Inter: uncountabl » e Insulating skin with the wool attached
    2. Inter: countabl » e A textile similar to velvet, but with a longer pile that gives it a softness and a higher sheen.
    3. Inter: countabl » e An insulating wooly jacket
    4. Inter: context » roofing Mat or felts composed of fibers, sometimes used as a membrane backer.


      Inter: trans-top » hair or wool of a sheep

  • Armenian: Inter: t+ » hy|բուրդ|tr=burd, Inter: qualifier » archaic Inter: t- » hy|գեղմ|tr=geġm
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|руно|n|tr=runó|sc=Cyrl
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|velló|m, Inter: t+ » ca|vell|m
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|羊毛|tr=yángmáo|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|rouno|n
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|toison|f
  • German: Inter: t- » de|Vlies|n
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|προβιά|f|tr=proviá, Inter: t+ » el|μηλωτή|f|tr=milotí

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|gyapjú
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|vello|m
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|羊皮|tr=ようひ, yōhi|sc=Jpan
    • Latvian: Inter: t+ » lv|vilna|f
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|runo|n
    • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|lână
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|шерсть|f|tr=šérstʹ, Inter: t+ » ru|руно|n|tr=runó
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|rùsg|m
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|lana|f, Inter: t- » es|toisón|m

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » insulating skin with the wool attached
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|velló|m, Inter: t+ » ca|vell|m
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|rouno|n
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|toison|f
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|προβιά|f|tr=proviá
    • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|gyapjas bőr

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|vello|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|овчина|f|tr=ovčína
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|rùsg|m
  • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|rúno|n
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|piel|f, Inter: t+ » es|vellón|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » textile
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|pelfa|f
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|felpa|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|felpa|f, Inter: t+ » es|pana|f, Inter: t+ » es|terciopelo

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » insulating wooly jacket
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|flís|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: ; Inter: t+ » it|pile|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » fr: toison {{f}} (1), fleece (4)

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » sl: runo {{n}}

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-verb » fleec|ing
  • Con or trick someone out of money.
    1. To shear the fleece from an animal (such as a sheep).
    2. : During spring shearing we have to fleece all the sheep in just a few days.


      Inter: trans-top » con or trick someone out of money

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|оскубвам
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|dévaliser, Inter: t+ » fr|dépouiller
  • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|megvág, Inter: t+ » hu|megkopaszt

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|stoarce
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|обдирать|tr=obdirátʹ|sc=Cyrl Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|ободрать|tr=obodrátʹ|sc=Cyrl Inter: pf » . Inter: qualifier » как ли́пку
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|esquilar, Inter: t- » es|esquilmar

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » To shear the fleece
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|стрижа

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|стричь|tr=stričʹ|sc=Cyrl Inter: qualifier » ове́ц

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * Inter: sense » con nickel and dime
    Category: Category:en:Hair -
    Category: Category:en:Textiles -
    Translation: et » fleece
    Translation: el » fleece
    Translation: eo » fleece
    Translation: ko » fleece
    Translation: io » fleece
    Translation: it » fleece
    Translation: kn » fleece
    Translation: hu » fleece
    Translation: ml » fleece
    Translation: my » fleece
    Translation: nl » fleece
    Translation: pl » fleece
    Translation: ru » fleece
    Translation: sh » fleece
    Translation: ta » fleece
    Translation: te » fleece
    Translation: vi » fleece
    Translation: zh » fleece