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woody

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adjective \ˈwu̇-dē\

Definition of woody

woodier

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woodiest

  1. 1 :  abounding or overgrown with woods

  2. 2a :  of or containing wood or wood fibers :  ligneous woody tissuesb :  having woody parts :  rich in xylem and associated structures woody plants

  3. 3 :  characteristic of or suggestive of wood wine with a woody flavor

woodiness

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Examples of woody in a sentence

  1. a woody piece of land

12th Century

First Known Use of woody

12th century


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woody

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noun \ˈwu̇-dē\
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woodie

Definition of woody

plural

woodies

  1. :  a wood-paneled station wagon

Origin and Etymology of woody

alteration of 3wood


First Known Use: 1961


WOODY Defined for English Language Learners

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woody

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adjective \ˈwu̇-dē\

Definition of woody for English Language Learners

  • : having stems and branches that are made of wood : made of wood

  • : similar to wood

  • : having many trees


WOODY Defined for Kids

woody

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adjective \ˈwu̇-dē\

Definition of woody for Students

woodier

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woodiest

  1. 1 :  having or covered with trees woody land

  2. 2 :  of or containing wood or wood fibers a woody stem

  3. 3 :  very much like wood a woody texture



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