What does WOOD mean?

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    a golf club with a long shaft used to hit long shots; originally made with a wooden head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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wood

    wood, n. the solid part of trees: trees cut or sawed: timber: a collection of growing trees: the cask or barrel, as distinguished from the bottle: (print.) a woodblock.—v.t. to supply with wood.—ns. Wood′-ac′id, wood-vinegar, impure acetic acid from wood-distillation; Wood′-anem′one, the wind-flower, a little woodland plant, blooming in early spring, with a single white flower purplish outside; Wood′-ant, a large forest-dwelling ant: a white ant infesting the wood of old buildings.—n.pl. Wood′-ash′es, ashes obtained by burning wood or plants—the source of many potassium salts.—ns. Wood′bine, Wood′bind, the honeysuckle, applied also to other climbers, such as some kinds of ivy, the Virginia-creeper, &c.; Wood′-bird, a bird that lives in the woods; Wood′block, a die cut in relief on wood and ready to furnish ink impressions: a woodcut.—adjs. Wood′-bō′ring; Wood′-born, born in the woods.—ns. Wood′-car′ving, the process of carving in wood; Wood′chat, a bird which, notwithstanding its name, is not a species of Chat, but of Shrike; Wood′chuck, the green woodpecker; Wood′-coal, coal like wood in texture: charcoal: lignite or brown coal; Wood′cock, a genus of birds allied to the snipes, but of a more bulky body, and with shorter and stronger legs; Wood′cock's-head, a tobacco-pipe; Wood′craft, skill in the chase or anything pertaining to forests, forestry generally; Wood′cut, an engraving cut on wood: an impression from it; Wood′-cut′ter, one who cuts wood: a wood-engraver; Wood′-cut′ting, the act or employment of cutting wood: wood-engraving.—adjs. Wood′ed, supplied with wood: covered with wood; Wood′en, made of wood: hard: dull, insensible: heavy, stupid: clumsy, without grace or spirit—of literary style, &c.—ns. Wood′-engrā′ver; Wood′-engrāving, the art of engraving designs on wood, differing from copper and steel plate engraving by having the parts intended to print on the paper in relief: an engraving on or taken from wood; Wood′en-head, a blockhead, stupid person.—adj. Wood′en-head′ed, stupid.—n. Wood′en-head′edness.—adv. Wood′enly.—ns. Woodenness, wooden quality: want of spirit or expression, clumsiness; Wood′-ē′vil, red-water: severe constipation in cattle, often occurring after eating freely of hedge-cuttings or shoots of trees; Wood′-fī′bre, fibre derived from wood; Wood′-fret′ter, a wood-borer or wood-eater; Wood′-god, a deity of the woods; Wood′-grouse, the capercailzie; Wood′-hole, a place

  2. Wood

    wood, adj. (Shak.) mad, furious.—n. Wood′ness. [A.S. wód; Ice. ódhr, Goth. wods, frantic, Ger. wuth, madness.]

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.

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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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of WOOD in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of WOOD in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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. Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro:

    They’re wood-frame, they will burn rapidly.

  4. Henry Ford:

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

  5. Vikrant Parsai:

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

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