firewood

noun
fire·​wood | \ ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌwu̇d How to pronounce firewood (audio) \

Definition of firewood

: wood used for fuel

Examples of firewood in a Sentence

They chopped enough firewood to last the winter.
Recent Examples on the Web To survive, Mariupol residents have resorted to cutting down trees for firewood, melting snow and breaking open heating systems in search of potable water, according to aid groups with personnel in the city. Greg Jaffe And Meg Kelly, Anchorage Daily News, 16 Mar. 2022 Most of the wood Burchard uses for his pieces were once destined for the landfill or for firewood. Antonia Mufarech, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 Apr. 2022 To survive, Mariupol residents have resorted to cutting down trees for firewood, melting snow and breaking open heating systems in search of potable water, according to aid groups with personnel in the city. Greg Jaffe And Meg Kelly, Anchorage Daily News, 16 Mar. 2022 To survive, Mariupol residents have resorted to cutting down trees for firewood, melting snow and breaking open heating systems in search of potable water, according to aid groups with personnel in the city. Washington Post, 15 Mar. 2022 Just grow, grow, grow, until a storm knocks you out or someone chops you down for firewood. The New Yorker, 11 Mar. 2022 Only dead trees and downed limbs could be cut for firewood). Jamie Lauren Keiles Ismail Muhammad Kim Tingley Benoit Denizet-lewis Sam Anderson Jazmine Hughes Irina Aleksander Sasha Weiss Rowan Ricardo Phillips Stella Bugbee Michael Paterniti Maggie Jones Robert Draper Rob Hoerburger Jason Zengerle Reginald Dwayne Betts Jane Hu David Marchese Hanif Abdurraqib Jenna Wortham Anthony Giardina Niela Orr Amy X. Wang, New York Times, 25 Dec. 2021 Weeds grow in some classrooms, where window frames have been looted for firewood. Rodney Muhumuza, ajc, 1 Nov. 2021 As participants were busy setting up food canteens and arranging firewood stockpiles, a leader who would only be identified as Eric declined to discuss their plans. New York Times, 22 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of firewood

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

21 May 2022

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“Firewood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/firewood. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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firewood

noun
fire·​wood | \ ˈfīr-ˌwu̇d How to pronounce firewood (audio) \

Kids Definition of firewood

: wood cut for fuel

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