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Wood vs. Would

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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.’;

Wouldverb

(heading) As a past-tense form of will.

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.’;

Wouldverb

(obsolete) Wished, desired (something).

Woodnoun

(countable) A forested or wooded area.

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

Wouldverb

(archaic) Wanted to ( + bare infinitive).

Woodnoun

Firewood.

‘We need more wood for the fire.’;

Wouldverb

Used to; was or were habitually accustomed to ( + bare infinitive); indicating an action in the past that happened repeatedly or commonly.

Woodnoun

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

Wouldverb

Used with bare infinitive to form the "anterior future", indicating a futurity relative to a past time.

Woodnoun

(music) A woodwind instrument.

Wouldverb

(archaic) Used with ellipsis of the infinitive verb, or postponement to a relative clause, in various senses.

Woodnoun

An erection of the penis.

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

Wouldverb

Was determined to; loosely, could naturally have been expected to (given the tendencies of someone's character etc.).

Woodnoun

Chess pieces.

Wouldverb

(heading) As a modal verb, the subjunctive of will.

Woodnoun

A peckerwood.

Wouldverb

Used to give a conditional or potential "softening" to the present; might, might wish.

Woodverb

(transitive) To cover or plant with trees.

Wouldverb

Used as the auxiliary of the simple conditional modality (with a bare infinitive); indicating an action or state that is conditional on another.

Woodverb

To hide behind trees.

Wouldverb

Might wish ( + verb in past subjunctive); often used in the first person (with or without that) in the sense of "if only".

Woodverb

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

‘to wood a steamboat or a locomotive’;

Wouldverb

Used to impart a sense of hesitancy or uncertainty to the present; might be inclined to. Now sometimes colloquially with ironic effect.

Woodverb

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

Wouldverb

Used interrogatively to express a polite request; are (you) willing to …?

‘Would you pass the salt, please?’;

Woodadjective

(obsolete) Mad, insane, crazed.

Wouldverb

Might desire; wish (something).

Woodadjective

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

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

Wouldnoun

Something that would happen, or would be the case, under different circumstances; a potentiality.

Woodverb

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

Would

Commonly used as an auxiliary verb, either in the past tense or in the conditional or optative present. See 2d & 3d Will.

‘Right as our Lord hath would.’;

Woodverb

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

Wouldnoun

See 2d Weld.

Woodverb

To take or get a supply of wood.

Wouldverb

past of will, in various senses

‘the windows would not close’; ‘he said he would be away for a couple of days’; ‘she wouldn't leave’;

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.’;

Wouldverb

(expressing the conditional mood) indicating the consequence of an imagined event or situation

‘he would lose his job if he were identified’;

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.

Wouldverb

used to give advice

‘I wouldn't drink that if I were you’;

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.

Wouldverb

expressing a desire or inclination

‘I would love to work in America’; ‘would you like some water?’;

Woodnoun

Trees cut or sawed for the fire or other uses.

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

Wouldverb

expressing a polite request

‘would you pour the wine, please?’;

Woodnoun

the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees

Wouldverb

expressing willingness or consent

‘who would live here?’;

Woodnoun

the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area

Wouldverb

expressing a conjecture, opinion, or hope

‘I would imagine that they're home by now’; ‘I guess some people would consider it brutal’; ‘I would have to agree’;

Woodnoun

United States film actress (1938-1981)

Wouldverb

used to make a comment about behaviour that is typical

‘they would say that, wouldn't they?’;

Woodnoun

English conductor (1869-1944)

Wouldverb

expressing a wish or regret

‘would that he had lived to finish it’;

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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