hardwood

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noun

hard·​wood ˈhärd-ˌwu̇d How to pronounce hardwood (audio)
1
: the wood of an angiospermous tree as distinguished from that of a coniferous tree
2
: a tree that yields hardwood
3
: a basketball court

hardwood

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adjective

1
: having or made of hardwood
hardwood floors
2
: consisting of mature woody tissue
hardwood cuttings

Examples of hardwood in a Sentence

Noun They used expensive hardwoods for the flooring. oaks, maples, and other hardwoods
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
The vacuum can be used on both low-pile carpets and bare floors, including hardwood and tile. Clara McMahon, Peoplemag, 3 June 2024 The restaurant is known for its steaks, which are aged 21 days, flash-frozen to keep them fresh, then hand-cut and cooked over hot hardwood coals. Joseph Hernandez, Kansas City Star, 3 June 2024
Adjective
Equipped with 25,000 pascals of suction power, this stick vacuum easily sucks up debris, crumbs, dust, and pet hair off tile, hardwood flooring, carpets, and more. Toni Sutton, Peoplemag, 4 June 2024 Filled with hardwood floors and marble, Hotel Renegade has 100 classic rooms with one king or two queen beds and 22 suites with six floor plans, according to prior Idaho Statesman reporting. Nick Rosenberger, Idaho Statesman, 28 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for hardwood 

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Word History

First Known Use

Noun

1686, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1767, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of hardwood was in 1686

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“Hardwood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hardwood. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

hardwood

1 of 2 noun
hard·​wood ˈhär-ˌdwu̇d How to pronounce hardwood (audio)
1
: the wood of a tree (as an oak or maple) producing flowers and having usually broad leaves as compared to the wood of a tree bearing cones and having needlelike leaves compare softwood sense 1
2
: a tree that yields hardwood

hardwood

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1
: having or made of hardwood
2
: consisting of mature woody tissue
a hardwood cutting

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