Wood meaning

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(music) A woodwind instrument.
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We need more wood for the fire.

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(countable, golf) A type of golf club, the head of which was traditionally made of wood.
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(uncountable, slang) An erection.

That girl at the strip club gave me wood.

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(chess, uncountable, slang) Chess pieces.
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Made of or with wood.
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To cover or plant with trees.
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To supply with wood, or get supplies of wood for.

To wood a steamboat or a locomotive.

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To take or get a supply of wood.
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The definition of wood is something made out of the layer right under a tree's bark.

An example of wood used as an adjective is the phrase "wood chair," which means a chair made out of the layer under the bark of a tree.

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Wood is defined as the layer below the bark on a tree or an item made with this material.

An example of wood is what is right under a tree's bark.

An example of wood is a wine barrel used to make wine.

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Mentally deranged.
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A thick growth of trees; forest or grove.
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Out of one's mind; insane.
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Violently angry; enraged.
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To gather or be supplied with wood.
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(obsolete) Mad, insane, crazed.
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(US, sometimes offensive, chiefly prison slang, of a person) A peckerwood.
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An English topographic surname for someone who lived in or near a wood.
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An English occupational surname for a woodsman.
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Made or consisting of wood; wooden.
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Used or suitable for cutting, storing, or working with wood.
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Living, growing, or present in forests.

Woods animals; a woods path.

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Something made of wood.
  • A cask or other wooden container for alcoholic liquor.
    Whiskey aged in wood.
  • Woodwind instruments, collectively.
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Any of a set of numbered clubs, originally with wooden heads, having various lofts: the number 1 wood is usually called a driver; the number 2 wood, number 3 wood, and number 4 wood are used for long, medium, and short fairway shots, respectively.
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An erection of the penis.
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Made of wood; wooden.
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For cutting, shaping, or holding wood.
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Growing or living in woods.

Wood anemone, wood-grouse.

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To plant or cover thickly with trees.
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1892-1942; U.S. painter.
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1860-1927; U.S. general & political administrator.
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The thick xylem of trees and shrubs, resulting from secondary growth by the vascular cambium, which produces new layers of living xylem. The accumulated living xylem is the sapwood. The older, dead xylem in the interior of the tree forms the heartwood. Often each cycle of growth of new wood is evident as a growth ring. The main components of wood are cellulose and lignin.
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(uncountable) The substance making up the central part of the trunk and branches of a tree. Used as a material for construction, to manufacture various items, etc. or as fuel.

This table is made of wood. There was lots of wood on the beach.

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(countable) The wood of a particular species of tree.

Teak is much used for outdoor benches, but a number of other woods are also suitable, such as ipé, redwood, etc.

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(countable) A forested or wooded area.

He got lost in the woods beyond Seattle.

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The hard, fibrous substance beneath the bark in the stems and branches of trees and shrubs; xylem.
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Trees cut and prepared for use in making things; lumber or timber.
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To fuel with wood.
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To cover with trees; forest.
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An object made of wood, especially:
  • A woodwind.
  • Any of a series of golf clubs used to hit long shots, having a bulbous head made of wood, metal, or graphite, and numbered one to five in order of increasing loft.
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out of the woods
  • Free of a difficult or hazardous situation; in a position of safety or security.
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knock on wood
  • A phrase used, often accompanying the touching of something wooden, as after an optimistic statement so as not to tempt fate.
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out of the woods
  • Out of difficulty, danger, etc.
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Origin of wood

  • Middle English from Old English wōd wet-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English wode from Old English wudu

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English wode, from Old English wudu, widu (“wood, forest, grove; tree; timber"), from Proto-Germanic *widuz (“wood"), from Proto-Indo-European *widÊ°u-. Cognate with Old High German witu, Old Norse viðr (Danish and Swedish ved).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English, from Old English wōd. See the full etymology at wode.

    From Wiktionary

  • Back-formation from peckerwood.

    From Wiktionary