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fleece

 (flēs)
n.
1.
a. The coat of wool of a sheep or similar animal.
b. The yield of wool shorn from a sheep at one time.
2. A soft woolly covering or mass.
3.
a. A soft, warm, lightweight, usually synthetic fabric with a deep pile, used primarily for clothing and blankets.
b. A garment, especially a shirt or jacket, made of such fabric.
tr.v. fleeced, fleec·ing, fleec·es
1. To defraud of money or property; swindle.
2. To shear the fleece from.
3. To cover with a fleece or similar covering.

[Middle English fles, from Old English flēos.]

fleec′er n.

fleece

(fliːs)
n
1. (Agriculture) the coat of wool that covers the body of a sheep or similar animal and consists of a mass of crinkly hairs
2. (Agriculture) the wool removed from a single sheep
3. something resembling a fleece in texture or warmth
4. (Textiles) sheepskin or a fabric with soft pile, used as a lining for coats, etc
5. (Clothing & Fashion) a warm polyester fabric with a brushed nap, used for outdoor garments
6. (Clothing & Fashion) a jacket or top made from such a fabric
vb (tr)
7. to defraud or charge exorbitantly; swindle
8. (Agriculture) another term for shear1
[Old English flēos; related to Middle High German vlius, Dutch vlies fleece, Latin plūma feather, down]

fleece

(flis)

n., v. fleeced, fleec•ing. n.
1. the coat of wool that covers a sheep or a similar animal.
2. the wool shorn from a sheep at one shearing.
3. something resembling a fleece.
4.
a. a fabric with a thick, fleecelike pile or nap, used for warmth, as in garments or linings.
b. the nap or pile of such a fabric.
c. a garment made or lined with such a fabric.
v.t.
5. to deprive of money or belongings by fraud or hoax; swindle.
6. to overcharge.
7. to remove the fleece of (a sheep).
8. to overspread or fleck with fleecelike masses.
[before 1000; Middle English flees, Old English flēos, flȳs]
fleece′like`, adj.
fleec′er, n.

fleece


Past participle: fleeced
Gerund: fleecing

Imperative
fleece
fleece
Present
I fleece
you fleece
he/she/it fleeces
we fleece
you fleece
they fleece
Preterite
I fleeced
you fleeced
he/she/it fleeced
we fleeced
you fleeced
they fleeced
Present Continuous
I am fleecing
you are fleecing
he/she/it is fleecing
we are fleecing
you are fleecing
they are fleecing
Present Perfect
I have fleeced
you have fleeced
he/she/it has fleeced
we have fleeced
you have fleeced
they have fleeced
Past Continuous
I was fleecing
you were fleecing
he/she/it was fleecing
we were fleecing
you were fleecing
they were fleecing
Past Perfect
I had fleeced
you had fleeced
he/she/it had fleeced
we had fleeced
you had fleeced
they had fleeced
Future
I will fleece
you will fleece
he/she/it will fleece
we will fleece
you will fleece
they will fleece
Future Perfect
I will have fleeced
you will have fleeced
he/she/it will have fleeced
we will have fleeced
you will have fleeced
they will have fleeced
Future Continuous
I will be fleecing
you will be fleecing
he/she/it will be fleecing
we will be fleecing
you will be fleecing
they will be fleecing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fleecing
you have been fleecing
he/she/it has been fleecing
we have been fleecing
you have been fleecing
they have been fleecing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fleecing
you will have been fleecing
he/she/it will have been fleecing
we will have been fleecing
you will have been fleecing
they will have been fleecing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fleecing
you had been fleecing
he/she/it had been fleecing
we had been fleecing
you had been fleecing
they had been fleecing
Conditional
I would fleece
you would fleece
he/she/it would fleece
we would fleece
you would fleece
they would fleece
Past Conditional
I would have fleeced
you would have fleeced
he/she/it would have fleeced
we would have fleeced
you would have fleeced
they would have fleeced

fleece

A sleeved garment for the upper body, made of lightweight but warm material.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fleece - the wool of a sheep or similar animalfleece - the wool of a sheep or similar animal
wool - fiber sheared from animals (such as sheep) and twisted into yarn for weaving
2.fleece - tanned skin of a sheep with the fleece left onfleece - tanned skin of a sheep with the fleece left on; used for clothing
leather - an animal skin made smooth and flexible by removing the hair and then tanning
Golden Fleece - in Greek mythology, a fleece of gold owned by the king of Colchis and guarded in a sacred grove by a dragon; recovered by Jason and the Argonauts
3.fleece - a soft bulky fabric with deep pile; used chiefly for clothing
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
4.fleece - outer coat of especially sheep and yaksfleece - outer coat of especially sheep and yaks
pelage, coat - growth of hair or wool or fur covering the body of an animal
Verb1.fleece - rip off; ask an unreasonable price
extort, gouge, wring, rack, squeeze - obtain by coercion or intimidation; "They extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss"; "They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him"
cheat, rip off, chisel - deprive somebody of something by deceit; "The con-man beat me out of $50"; "This salesman ripped us off!"; "we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme"; "They chiseled me out of my money"
2.fleece - shear the wool from; "shear sheep"
shave, trim - cut closely; "trim my beard"

fleece

noun
1. wool, hair, coat, fur, coat of wool a blanket of lamb's fleece
verb
1. cheat, skin (slang), steal, rob, con (informal), rifle, stiff (slang), soak (U.S. & Canad. slang), sting (informal), bleed (informal), rip off (slang), plunder, defraud, overcharge, swindle, rook (slang), diddle (informal), take for a ride (informal), despoil, take to the cleaners (slang), sell a pup, cozen, mulct She claims he fleeced her out of thousands of pounds.

fleece

verb
To exploit (another) by charging too much for something:
Idioms: make someone pay through the nose, take someone for a ride , take someone to the cleaners .
Translations
صُوفُ الـخُرُوفصوف الغَنَميَجزُّ صوف الغَنَم
vellvelló
rounostříhatvlnaflís
fleeceklippeuld
lampaan turkki
ovčja koža
gyapjúmegkopasztmegvággyapjas bőr
reyfirÿja
フリース
양털
gauruotaskirptipūkuotas
aitas vilnacirpt
rúno
fleece-tröja
ผ้าขนแกะ
vải fleece

fleece

[fliːs]
A. N
1. (on sheep) → lana f; (shorn) → vellón m
2. (= jacket) → forro m polar
B. VT [+ sheep] → esquilar (fig) (= rob) → desplumar

fleece

[ˈfliːs]
n [sheep] → toison f
vt (= rob) → voler (= swindle) → escroquer

fleece

nVlies nt, → Schaffell nt; (= fabric, natural) → Schaffell nt; (artificial) → Webpelz m, → Flausch m
vt
sheepscheren
(fig inf) to fleece somebody (out of his/her money)jdn schröpfen

fleece

[fliːs]
1. nvello
2. vt (fig) (fam) (rob) → pelare

fleece

(fliːs) noun
a sheep's coat of wool.
verb
to cut wool from (sheep).
ˈfleecy adjective
soft and woolly. a fleecy blanket.

fleece

صُوفُ الـخُرُوف vlna fleece Vlies προβιά felpa, lana lampaan turkki toison ovčja koža lana フリース 양털 schaapsvacht saueull wełna руно fleece-tröja ผ้าขนแกะ post vải fleece 绒头织物
References in classic literature ?
His face became as white as the fleece of the lamb that, now finding itself suddenly released, ran down the hill.
His rosy face, with its snub nose, set in this fleece, was like a melon among its leaves.
With reference to the Polar bear, it may possibly be urged by him who would fain go still deeper into this matter, that it is not the whiteness, separately regarded, which heightens the intolerable hideousness of that brute; for, analysed, that heightened hideousness, it might be said, only arises from the circumstance, that the irresponsible ferociousness of the creature stands invested in the fleece of celestial innocence and love; and hence, by bringing together two such opposite emotions in our minds, the Polar bear frightens us with so unnatural a contrast.
Just at this time the mayor was boasting that he had put an end to gambling and prize fighting in the city; but here a swarm of professional gamblers had leagued themselves with the police to fleece the strikebreakers; and any night, in the big open space in front of Brown's, one might see brawny Negroes stripped to the waist and pounding each other for money, while a howling throng of three or four thousand surged about, men and women, young white girls from the country rubbing elbows with big buck Negroes with daggers in their boots, while rows of woolly heads peered down from every window of the surrounding factories.
In India skies were hot and blazing; this was of a deep cool blue which almost seemed to sparkle like the waters of some lovely bottomless lake, and here and there, high, high in the arched blueness floated small clouds of snow-white fleece.
You will then obtain the Golden Fleece, if you are still in the ministry.
16} But Telemachus as he lay covered with a woollen fleece kept thinking all night through of his intended voyage and of the counsel that Minerva had given him.
There was hardly a hope, or a possibility, that any young man who should undertake this voyage would either succeed in obtaining the Golden Fleece, or would survive to return home, and tell of the perils he had run.
Its wool alone gives a resemblance to the sheep; it is more properly of the flesh is said to have a musty flavor; some have thought the fleece might be valuable, as it is said to be as fine as that of the goat Cashmere, but it is not to be procured in sufficient quantities.
As a shepherd picks up a ram's fleece with one hand and finds it no burden, so easily did Hector lift the great stone and drive it right at the doors that closed the gates so strong and so firmly set.
You were created by my father a Knight of the Garter that is an order which all the kings of Europe cannot bear; by the queen regent, Knight of the Holy Ghost -- which is an order not less illustrious; I join to it that of the Golden Fleece sent me by the king of France, to whom the king of Spain, his father-in-law, gave two on the occasion of his marriage; but in return, I have a service to ask of you.
On the south edge of it I can see a postal packet's light ploughing through the white fleece.