wood·​work·​ing | \ ˈwu̇d-ˌwər-kiŋ How to pronounce woodworking (audio) \

Definition of woodworking

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: used for woodworking



Definition of woodworking (Entry 2 of 2)

: the act, process, or occupation of working wood into a useful or desired form

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woodworker \ ˈwu̇d-​ˌwər-​kər How to pronounce woodworking (audio) \ noun

Examples of woodworking in a Sentence

Noun His favorite hobby was woodworking.
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective People also can participate virtually in contests such as the farm baby costume, prettiest pet and talent shows, and enter in multiple competitions related to crafts and skills such as gardening, baking, knitting and woodworking. David Anderson, baltimoresun.com, 18 June 2021 Avery's sunroom project involved woodworking, fabric dyeing, and sewing, as well as painting every square inch of the space. Leslie Poyzer, Better Homes & Gardens, 22 Apr. 2021 These findings include hundreds of small bone points and daggers from the same time period, elk antlers caved with animal faces and even woodworking tools that continue to suggest just how advanced these hunter-gathers really were. Julissa Treviño, Smithsonian, 27 Apr. 2018 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Artworks range from paintings, pottery and photography to glasswork, woodworking and jewelry. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 June 2021 The pieces are both functional and decorative and include art forms such as painting, weaving, embroidery, woodworking, metal fabrication and technology used in combination with ceramics. Megan Becka, cleveland, 6 July 2021 Thompson's entry into woodworking came one day after her then 3-year-old son was watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and decided to dance on a glass coffee table. La Risa R. Lynch, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 25 June 2021 The spacious 3,200-square-foot wood shop evoking the Old West features rustic wood floors and several workrooms with large woodworking benches and a partial kitchen with a refrigerator and sink. Linda Marx, PEOPLE.com, 17 June 2021 There are no midway games or fun zone, no full-size garden show, no livestock or pet exhibitions, no grandstand concerts, no beer garden and no art, woodworking or collectibles shows. San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 June 2021 Cline described he and his wife as ordinary people who enjoy being with family, crafting and woodworking. Julie Washington, cleveland, 11 June 2021 Currently open only on Saturdays, the library offers tools for several types of projects, including gardening, vehicle repair, woodworking and home repair. James T. Norman, chicagotribune.com, 10 June 2021 Their individual wishes became diplomatic discussions — was there room for a putter-worthy workshop for woodworking and gardening needs? New York Times, 21 May 2021

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First Known Use of woodworking


1839, in the meaning defined above


1858, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of woodworking was in 1839

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“Woodworking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woodworking. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of woodworking

US : the skill or work of making things out of wood


wood·​work·​ing | \ ˈwu̇d-ˌwər-kiŋ How to pronounce woodworking (audio) \

Kids Definition of woodworking

: the art or process of shaping or working with wood

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