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wood

adjective \ ˈwüd , ˈwōd , ˈwu̇d \

Definition of wood

archaic
:violently mad

Origin and Etymology of wood

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


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wood

noun \ ˈwu̇d \

Definition of wood

1 a :a dense growth of trees usually greater in extent than a grove and smaller than a forest often used in pl. but singular or plural in construction
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 (such as burning or building)
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
: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

wood Synonyms

Other Wood Production Terms


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wood

adjective \ ˈwu̇d \

Definition of wood

1 :wooden
2 :suitable for cutting or working with wood
  • a wood saw
3 or woods play \ˈwu̇dz\ :living, growing, or existing in woods
  • woods trails

First Known Use of wood

14th century

Other Wood Production Terms


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wood

verb \ ˈwu̇d \

Definition of wood

intransitive verb
:to gather or take on wood
transitive verb
:to cover with a growth of trees or plant with trees

First Known Use of wood

1613

Other Wood Production Terms


Wood

biographical name \ ˈwu̇d \

Definition of Wood

Grant (DeVolson) 1892–1942 American painter

Wood

biographical name

Definition of Wood

Leonard 1860–1927 American physician and general


WOOD Defined for English Language Learners

wood

noun

Definition of wood for English Language Learners

  • : 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


WOOD Defined for Kids

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wood

noun \ ˈwu̇d \

Definition of wood for Students

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

adjective

Definition of wood for Students

1 :wooden 1
  • a wood floor
2 :used for or on wood
  • a wood chisel
3 or woods \ˈwu̇dz\ :living or growing in woodland
  • woods herbs


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