Definition of wood in English:
1The hard fibrous material that forms the main substance of the trunk or branches of a tree or shrub.
- First, the axes glance off the tree, the wood is so hard to cut.
- The bark of the tree is grey and often deeply furrowed on older trees, while the wood inside the trunk is yellow.
- Throughout, natural materials such as woods will mix with high-tech lighting and recycled metal and glass.
1.1Wood when cut and used as timber or fuel: a large table made of dark, polished wood best quality woods were used for joinery [as modifier]: a wood cross
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- This will become the first housing scheme in the UK to be communally heated with piped hot water from a single boiler fuelled by waste wood from local timber.
- You are much less likely to be arrested for destroying London trees if you buy planks of wood from a local timber merchant.
- He said that in Jepara, the center of Central Java's furniture industry, the quality of teak wood was poor.
1.2A golf club with a wooden or other head that is relatively broad from face to back (often with a numeral indicating the degree to which the face is angled to loft the ball).
- All lines feature woods with high lofts, thin grips and lightweight graphite shafts.
- The precious cargo of two dozen gutta-perch balls, three woods, three irons and a putter arrived at the doorstep of John Reid's new home in Yonkers not a day too soon.
- I am an enthusiastic if occasional golfer: I can hit the ball well with my woods, but have little control over my irons.
2 (also woods) An area of land, smaller than a forest, that is covered with growing trees: a thick hedge divided the wood from the field a long walk in the woods
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- No forests, woods or scrub lands are burning out of control.
- Trees grown in woods and forests do not suffer from this anywhere nearly as badly as lone trees that don't have any neighbours to shelter behind.
- While U.S. campers backpack through woods and forest lands, Malaysian campers trek through the jungle.
- vulgar slang Have an erection.
- Said in order to prevent a confident statement from bringing bad luck: I haven’t been banned yet, knock on wood[with reference to the custom of touching something wooden to ward off bad luck]More example sentences
- So far we have only had one trip to York District Hospital (fingers crossed, touch wood and spit for luck) after he ran head first into the fireplace and got a bruised lump roughly the size of a pickled egg on his noggin.
- He would throw salt over his shoulder and knock on wood just for good luck, I didn't learn this until I lived with him.
- I used direct deposit, it hasn't been a problem as of yet, knock on wood.
out of the wood (or woods)
- Out of danger or difficulty.Example sentences
- Observers, however, do not doubt that the company is well down the recovery track - if not quite out of the woods.
- Neither he nor his illustrious brother seem out of the woods yet.
- Her doctor said, Yes, she's out of the woods, with a quickening and lightening of his voice.
- Example sentences
- The University of Delaware's Affordable Composites from Renewable Sources program is devising techniques to manufacture soy-based plastics that can be used to build hurricane-resistant housing with woodless lumber.
- Thanks Jamie for the comments on the Derwent woodless pencils - I think I'll stay away from those!
- You'll have to browse the galleries of DW's official woodless construction website for that.
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