What does Woody mean?

Definitions for Woody
ˈwʊd iwoody

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. woodyadjective

    made of or containing or resembling wood

    "woody plants"; "perennial herbs with woody stems"; "a woody taste"

  2. arboraceous, arboreous, woodsy, woodyadjective

    abounding in trees

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

  3. woodyadjective

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


  1. woodynoun

    A station wagon that has a retro wooden exterior, often associated with Southern California surfing culture.

  2. woodynoun

    an erection.

  3. woodyadjective

    Covered in woods; wooded.

  4. woodyadjective

    Belonging to the woods; sylvan.

  5. woodyadjective

    Made of wood, or having wood-like properties.

  6. woodyadjective


    Subshrubs, shrubs, trees and lianas are all woody plants.

  7. woodyadjective

    Lignified: "the woody parts of a plant".

  8. Woodynoun

    A male given name, from a nickname for Woodrow.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Woodyadjective

    Etymology: from wood.

    Thou hast led me up
    A woody mountain, whose high top was plain. John Milton.

    Oft in glimmering bow’rs and glades
    He met her, and in secret shades
    Of woody Ida’s inmost grove. John Milton.

    Four times ten days I’ve pass’d
    Wand’ring this woody maze, and human food
    Nor tasted, nor had appetite. John Milton, Paradise Regain’d.

    Diana’s woody realms he next invades,
    And, crosses through the consecrated shades, Addison.

    In the woody parts of plants, which are their bones, the principles are so compounded as to make them flexible without joints, and also elastick. Nehemiah Grew.

    Herbs are those plants whose stalks are soft, and have nothing woody in them, as grass and hemlock. John Locke.

    With the woody nymphs when she did play. Fairy Queen.

    All the satyrs scorn their woody kind,
    And henceforth nothing fair but her on earth they find. Fairy Queen.


  1. woody

    Woody refers to the hard, fibrous substance that forms the main structural material of a tree or shrub. It can also be used to describe plants that have a hard stem and branches, or anything that resembles wood in terms of hardness, toughness or texture. The term can also be applied to describe a type of taste or smell similar to that of wood.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Woodyadjective

    abounding with wood or woods; as, woody land

  2. Woodyadjective

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

  3. Woodyadjective

    of or pertaining to woods; sylvan

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. WOODY

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Woody is ranked #1960 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Woody surname appeared 18,434 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 6 would have the surname Woody.

    74% or 13,647 total occurrences were White.
    16.4% or 3,031 total occurrences were Black.
    5% or 935 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    2% or 382 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.9% or 365 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.4% or 76 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Woody in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Woody in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Woody in a Sentence

  1. Woody Allen:

    I am completely in favor of comedians making any jokes they want, i am a non-judgmental or [ non ] - censorship person on jokes. I ’m a comic Woody Allen and I feel they should be free to make whatever jokes they want.

  2. Dylan Farrow:

    I was disappointed to learn through press reports that Hachette, my publisher, acquired Woody Allen's memoir after other major publishers refused to do so and concealed the decision from me and Ronan Farrow book own employees while we were working on Catch and Kill -- a book about how powerful men, including Woody Allen, avoid accountability for sexual abuse.

  3. Matthew McConaughey:

    You know, where I start and where he ends, and where he starts and I end, has always been like a murky line, and that’s part of our bromance, right? My kids call him Uncle Woody. His kids call me Uncle Matthew etc etc. And you see pictures of us and my family thinks a lot of pictures of him are me. His family thinks a lot of pictures of me are him.

  4. John Boehner:

    Keep the country's best interest in mind and have the courage to do what you can do, in our system of government, it's not about Hail Mary passes. It's the Woody Hayes school of football -- three yards and a cloud of dust. Three yards and a cloud of dust. It's a slow, methodical process.

  5. Timothee Chalamet:

    I have been asked in a few recent interviews about my decision to work on a film with Woody Allen last summer, i ’m not able to answer the question directly because of contractual obligations.

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