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.

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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  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. Defense Secretary James Mattis:

    China's policy in the South China Sea stands in stark contrast to the openness of our strategy, what our strategy promotes, it calls into question China's broader goals. China's militarization of artificial features in the South China Sea includes the deployment of anti-ship missiles, surface-to-air missiles, electronic jammers, and more recently, the landing of bomber aircraft at Woody Island.

  2. Woody Allen:

    If this was years ago, I would have played this part much more narrowly Woody Allen because I'm a comedian, not Woody Allen. Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg gave it much more complexity.

  3. 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.

  4. Ian Shoales:

    Sigmund Freud was a half baked Viennese quack. Our literature, culture, and the the films of Woody Allen would be better today if Freud had never written a word.

  5. Matthew Goodman:

    As Woody Allen said, either 80 or 85 percent of life is showing up. And in the Indo-Pacific, that's definitely true, if you show up, you're given praise, whatever you actually say or do. If you don't show up, it's a real problem.

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