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Wood vs. Woody

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Woodnoun

(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.’;

Woodyadjective

Covered in woods; wooded.

Woodnoun

(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.’;

Woodyadjective

(obsolete) Belonging to the woods; sylvan.

Woodnoun

(countable) A forested or wooded area.

‘He got lost in the woods beyond Seattle.’;

Woodyadjective

Made of wood, or having wood-like properties.

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Woodnoun

Firewood.

‘We need more wood for the fire.’;

Woodyadjective

(botany) Non-herbaceous.

‘Subshrubs, shrubs, trees and lianas are all woody plants.’;

Woodnoun

A type of golf club, the head of which was traditionally made of wood.

Woodyadjective

(botany) Lignified.

‘the woody parts of a plant’;

Woodnoun

(music) A woodwind instrument.

Woodyadjective

Abounding with wood or woods; as, woody land.

‘Secret shadesOf woody Ida's inmost grove.’;

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Woodnoun

An erection of the penis.

‘That girl at the strip club gave me wood.’;

Woodyadjective

Consisting of, or containing, wood or woody fiber; ligneous; as, the woody parts of plants.

Woodnoun

Chess pieces.

Woodyadjective

Of or pertaining to woods; sylvan.

Woodnoun

A peckerwood.

Woodyadjective

made of or containing or resembling wood;

‘woody plants’; ‘perennial herbs with woody stems’; ‘a woody taste’;

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Woodverb

(transitive) To cover or plant with trees.

Woodyadjective

abounding in trees;

‘an arboreous landscape’; ‘violets in woodsy shady spots’; ‘a woody area near the highway’;

Woodverb

To hide behind trees.

Woodyadjective

made hard like wood as the result of the deposition of lignin in the cell walls

Woodverb

(transitive) To supply with wood, or get supplies of wood for.

‘to wood a steamboat or a locomotive’;

Woodverb

(intransitive) To take or get a supply of wood.

Woodadjective

(obsolete) Mad, insane, crazed.

Woodadjective

Mad; insane; possessed; rabid; furious; frantic.

‘Our hoste gan to swear as [if] he were wood.’;

Woodverb

To grow mad; to act like a madman; to mad.

Woodverb

To supply with wood, or get supplies of wood for; as, to wood a steamboat or a locomotive.

Woodverb

To take or get a supply of wood.

Woodnoun

A large and thick collection of trees; a forest or grove; - frequently used in the plural.

‘Light thickens, and the crowMakes wing to the rooky wood.’;

Woodnoun

The substance of trees and the like; the hard fibrous substance which composes the body of a tree and its branches, and which is covered by the bark; timber.

Woodnoun

The fibrous material which makes up the greater part of the stems and branches of trees and shrubby plants, and is found to a less extent in herbaceous stems. It consists of elongated tubular or needle-shaped cells of various kinds, usually interwoven with the shinning bands called silver grain.

Woodnoun

Trees cut or sawed for the fire or other uses.

‘We cast the lots . . . for the wood offering.’;

Woodnoun

the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees

Woodnoun

the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area

Woodnoun

United States film actress (1938-1981)

Woodnoun

English conductor (1869-1944)

Woodnoun

English writer of novels about murders and thefts and forgeries (1814-1887)

Woodnoun

United States painter noted for works based on life in the Midwest (1892-1942)

Woodnoun

any wind instrument other than the brass instruments

Woodnoun

a golf club with a long shaft used to hit long shots; originally made with a wooden head; metal woods are now available

Woodnoun

the hard fibrous material that forms the main substance of the trunk or branches of a tree or shrub, used for fuel or timber

‘a block of wood’; ‘best quality woods were used for joinery’;

Woodnoun

wooden barrels used for storing alcoholic drinks

‘wines from the wood’;

Woodnoun

a golf club with a wooden or other head that is relatively broad from face to back (often with a numeral indicating the degree to which the face is angled to loft the ball)

‘he hit the ball with a three-wood’;

Woodnoun

a shot made with a wood

‘he's hitting a wood for his second shot’;

Woodnoun

another term for bowl (sense 1 of the noun)

Woodnoun

an area of land, smaller than a forest, that is covered with growing trees

‘a thick hedge divided the wood from the field’; ‘a long walk in the woods’;

Wood

Wood is a porous and fibrous structural tissue found in the stems and roots of trees and other woody plants. It is an organic material – a natural composite of cellulose fibers that are strong in tension and embedded in a matrix of lignin that resists compression.

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