wigwam


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wig·wam

 (wĭg′wŏm′)
n.
A Native American dwelling commonly having an arched or conical framework overlaid with bark, hides, or mats.

[Eastern Abenaki wìkəwαm, from Proto-Algonquian *wi·kiwa·ʔmi.]

wigwam

(ˈwɪɡˌwæm)
n
1. (Anthropology & Ethnology) any dwelling of the North American Indians, esp one made of bark, rushes, or skins spread over or enclosed by a set of arched poles lashed together. Compare tepee
2. (Games, other than specified) a similar structure for children
[from Abnaki and Massachuset wīkwām, literally: their abode]

wig•wam

(ˈwɪg wɒm, -wɔm)

n.
an American Indian dwelling, typically of rounded or oval shape, formed of poles overlaid with bark, mats, or skins.
[1620–30, Amer.; < Eastern Abenaki wìkəwαm house < Proto-Algonquian *wi·kiwa·ˀmi; compare wickiup]

wigwam

An Abnaki word meaning abode, used to mean a Native American tent-like dwelling.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wigwam - a Native American lodge frequently having an oval shape and covered with bark or hideswigwam - a Native American lodge frequently having an oval shape and covered with bark or hides
indian lodge, lodge - any of various Native American dwellings
Translations
خَيْمَةٌ عند الهُنود الحُمُر
wigwam
indián sátor
indíánatjald
vigvamas
vigvams
vigvam
kızılderili çadırı

wigwam

[ˈwɪgwæm] Ntipi m, tienda f india

wigwam

[ˈwɪgwæm] nwigwam m

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wigwam

[ˈwɪgˌwæm] nwigwam m inv

wigwam

(ˈwigwam) , ((American) -wa:m) noun
a North American Indian tent made of skins etc.
References in classic literature ?
They will make him petticoats, and bid him stay in the wigwam with the women, for he is no longer to be trusted with the business of a man.
It had been determined between them that the Old World, with its crowds and cities, offered them a more eligible shelter and concealment than the wilds of New England or all America, with its alternatives of an Indian wigwam, or the few settlements of Europeans scattered thinly along the sea-board.
He was seated on an old-fashioned oaken chair, wriggling all over with curious carving; and the bottom of which was formed of a stout interlacing of the same elastic stuff of which the wigwam was constructed.
Upon my word were I at Mackinaw, I should take this to be the inside of an Indian wigwam.
When it was beginning to come on dark we poked our heads out of the cottonwood thicket, and looked up and down and across; nothing in sight; so Jim took up some of the top planks of the raft and built a snug wigwam to get under in blazing weather and rainy, and to keep the things dry.
As I did not want to plowter about any more in the drizzle and the dark, I put my waterproof over the muzzle of one gun, and made a sort of wigwam with two or three rammers that I found, and lay along the tail of another gun, wondering where Vixen had got to, and where I might be.
So he left them, and took his wife and three children, and they journeyed on until they found a spot near to a clear stream, where they began to cut down trees, and to make ready their wigwam.
Seven men and one young woman, they warmed themselves together at the fire, which extended its bright wall along the whole front of their wigwam.
It might be palace without, but it was wigwam within; so that, between the stateliness of his mansion and the squalidness of his furniture, the gallant White Plume presented some such whimsical incongruity as we see in the gala equipments of an Indian chief on a treaty-making embassy at Washington, who has been generously decked out in cocked hat and military coat, in contrast to his breech-clout and leathern legging; being grand officer at top, and ragged Indian at bottom.
It kept on its course through a vast wilderness of silent and apparently uninhabited mountains, without a savage wigwam upon its banks, or bark upon its waters.
John lived in a boat turned upside down on the sands, Michael in a wigwam, Wendy in a house of leaves deftly sewn together.
You can trim up to any extent, and be as free and easy as squaws in a wigwam, for this corner is set apart for you ladies and we never cross the line uncle is drawing until we ask leave.