|werewolf (ˈwɪəˌwʊlf, ˈwɛə-)|
|—n , pl -wolves|
|a person fabled in folklore and superstition to have been changed into a wolf by being bewitched or said to be able to assume wolf form at will|
|[Old English werewulf, from wer man + wulf|
Legendary human beings who are magically transformed into wolves. Werewolves supposedly prowl at night, devouring babies and digging up corpses, and cannot be killed with ordinary weapons. They are particularly associated with the full moon.