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wood

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adjective \ˈwüd, ˈwōd, ˈwu̇d\

Definition of wood

archaic

  1. :  violently mad



Origin and Etymology of wood

Middle English, from Old English wōd insane; akin to Old High German wuot madness — more at vatic


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with wood


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wood

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noun \ˈwu̇d\

Simple Definition of wood

  • : the hard substance that makes up the stems and branches of trees and shrubs

  • : an area of land covered with many trees

  • woods : a thick growth of trees and bushes that covers a wide area

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of wood

  1. 1 a :  a dense growth of trees usually greater in extent than a grove and smaller than a forest —often used in plural but singular or plural in construction b :  woodland

  2. 2 a :  the hard fibrous substance consisting basically of xylem that makes up the greater part of the stems, branches, and roots of trees or shrubs beneath the bark and is found to a limited extent in herbaceous plants b :  wood suitable or prepared for some use (as burning or building)

  3. 3 a :  something made of wood b :  a golf club having a thick wooden head; also :  a golf club having a similar head made of metal

out of the woods

  1. :  clear of danger or difficulty

Examples of wood in a sentence

  1. Some baseball bats are made out of wood.

  2. The wood on the deck has begun to rot.

  3. Their house is near a small wood.

  4. A thick woods runs along the boundary of the estate.

  5. The house is surrounded by woods.

  6. He went for a hike in the woods.

  7. She hit a wood off the tee.



Origin and Etymology of wood

Middle English wode, from Old English widu, wudu; akin to Old High German witu wood, Old Irish fid tree


First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Wood Production Terms


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wood

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adjective \ˈwu̇d\

Definition of wood

  1. 1 :  wooden

  2. 2 :  suitable for cutting or working with wood <a wood saw>

  3. 3 or woods play \ˈwu̇dz\ :  living, growing, or existing in woods <woods trails>



14th Century

First Known Use of wood

14th century

Other Wood Production Terms


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wood

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verb \ˈwu̇d\

Definition of wood

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to gather or take on wood

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to cover with a growth of trees or plant with trees



1630

First Known Use of wood

1630

Other Wood Production Terms


Wood

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biographical name \ˈwu̇d\

Definition of Wood

  1. Grant (DeVolson) 1892–1942 Am. painter




Wood

biographical name

Definition of Wood

  1. Leonard 1860–1927 Am. physician & gen.





WOOD Defined for Kids

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wood

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noun \ˈwu̇d\

Definition of wood for Students

  1. 1 :  a thick growth of trees :  a small forest —often used in pl. <We hiked in the woods.>

  2. 2 :  a hard fibrous material that makes up most of the substance of a tree or shrub beneath the bark and is often used as a building material or fuel




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wood

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adjective

Definition of wood for Students

  1. 1 :  wooden 1 <a wood floor>

  2. 2 :  used for or on wood <a wood chisel>

  3. 3 or woods \ˈwu̇dz\ :  living or growing in woodland <woods herbs>





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