Definitions for WOODwʊd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wood(noun)

    the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees

  2. forest, wood, woods(noun)

    the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area

  3. Wood, Natalie Wood(noun)

    United States film actress (1938-1981)

  4. Wood, Sir Henry Wood, Sir Henry Joseph Wood(noun)

    English conductor (1869-1944)

  5. Wood, Mrs. Henry Wood, Ellen Price Wood(noun)

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

  6. Wood, Grant Wood(noun)

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

  7. woodwind, woodwind instrument, wood(noun)

    any wind instrument other than the brass instruments

  8. wood(noun)

    a golf club with a long shaft used to hit long shots; originally made with a wooden head

    "metal woods are now standard"


  1. wood(Noun)

    A peckerwood.

  2. Wood(ProperNoun)

    An English topographic surname for someone who lived in or near a wood.

  3. Wood(ProperNoun)

    An English occupational surname for a woodsman.

  4. wood(Noun)

    Plural form of woodman.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wood(adj)

    mad; insane; possessed; rabid; furious; frantic

  2. Wood(verb)

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

  3. Wood(noun)

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

  4. Wood(noun)

    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

  5. Wood(noun)

    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

  6. Wood(noun)

    trees cut or sawed for the fire or other uses

  7. Wood(verb)

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

  8. Wood(verb)

    to take or get a supply of wood

  9. Origin: [OE. wode, wude, AS. wudu, wiodu; akin to OHG. witu, Icel. vir, Dan. & Sw. ved wood, and probably to Ir. & Gael. fiodh, W. gwydd trees, shrubs.]


  1. Wood

    Wood is a hard, fibrous structural tissue found in the stems and roots of trees and other woody plants. It has been used for thousands of years for both fuel and as a construction material. It is an organic material, a natural composite of cellulose fibers embedded in a matrix of lignin which resists compression. Wood is sometimes defined as only the secondary xylem in the stems of trees, or it is defined more broadly to include the same type of tissue elsewhere such as in tree roots or in other plants such as shrubs. In a living tree it performs a support function, enabling woody plants to grow large or to stand up by themselves. It also mediates the transfer of water and nutrients to the leaves and other growing tissues. Wood may also refer to other plant materials with comparable properties, and to material engineered from wood, or wood chips or fiber. The earth contains about one trillion tonnes of wood, which grows at a rate of 10 billion tonnes per year. As an abundant, carbon-neutral renewable resource, woody materials have been of intense interest as a source of renewable energy. In 1991, approximately 3.5 billion cubic meters of wood were harvested. Dominant uses were for furniture and building construction.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Wood

    A product of hard secondary xylem composed of CELLULOSE, hemicellulose, and LIGNANS, that is under the bark of trees and shrubs. It is used in construction and as a source of CHARCOAL and many other products.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'WOOD' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2115

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'WOOD' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1481

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'WOOD' in Nouns Frequency: #698

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Howard Thurman:

    Follow the grain in your own wood.

  2. Michael Stettler:

    They've got propane and wood stoves for heat.

  3. Henry Ford:

    Chop your own wood, and it will warm you twice.

  4. Vikrant Parsai:

    Anger in the body is like a termite in the wood.

  5. Chinese Proverb:

    A closed mind is like a closed book just a block of wood.

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