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ˈwʊd wərdwood·ward

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Woodward, C. Vann Woodward, Comer Vann Woodwardnoun

    United States historian (1908-1999)

  2. Woodward, Bob Woodward, Robert Woodward, Robert Burns Woodwardnoun

    United States chemist honored for synthesizing complex organic compounds (1917-1979)


  1. woodwardnoun

    A warden of a wood.

  2. Etymology: Occupational surname from woodward.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Woodwardnoun

    A forester.

    Etymology: wood and ward.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Woodwardnoun

    an officer of the forest, whose duty it was to guard the woods


  1. Woodward

    Woodward is a city in and the county seat of Woodward County, Oklahoma, United States. It is the largest city in a nine-county area. The population was 12,051 at the 2010 census. The area was historically occupied by the Kiowa, Comanche, Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes. European-American settlers established the town in 1887, after construction of the railroad to that point for shipping cattle to markets. The town was on the Great Western Cattle Trail. In the 19th century, it was one of the most important depots in the Oklahoma Territory for shipping cattle to the East. As an important cattle town, it had the rough frontier bawdiness of the time. The United States opened up much of the area to European-American settlement by the Land Run of 1893 and migrants rushed into the area. Boiling Springs State Park has been established east of the city. After statehood, in 1911 Woodward was established as a court town for the US District Court of western Oklahoma. Annual federal dockets were held annually in November through 1948, and sporadically by need after that.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Woodward is ranked #944 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Woodward surname appeared 36,764 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 12 would have the surname Woodward.

    89.7% or 32,992 total occurrences were White.
    4.8% or 1,765 total occurrences were Black.
    2.3% or 868 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.8% or 662 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 250 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.6% or 228 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Woodward in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Woodward in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Woodward in a Sentence

  1. Senator Graham:

    Bob Woodwards peek behind the Trump curtain is 100 % as terrifying as we fearedIn between Trump saying no senator mentioned it and him admitting Senator Graham mentioned it comes this line from Bob Woodward :.

  2. Staff John Kelly:

    The Woodward book’s pointless to try to convince him of anything. He’s gone off the rails. We’re in Crazytown, i do n’t even know why any of us are here. This is the worst job I’ve ever had.

  3. Director Christopher Miller:

    If the reporting in Woodward’s book is accurate, it represents a disgraceful and unprecedented act of insubordination by the Nation’s top military officer.

  4. Kellyanne Conway:

    To the President's point, there could be a national security risk at hand ; Bob Woodward doesn't want this person in a meeting where Bob Woodward's discussing China, Russia, North Korea.

  5. Mountain View Police Department:

    Over 80 latent fingerprints that were also collected at the time of Laurie’s death were re-examined by the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Identification Unit, which resulted in even more fingerprints matching Woodward.

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    a textile machine for weaving yarn into a textile
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