Definition of "wood" []

  • The secondary xylem of trees and shrubs, lying beneath the bark and consisting largely of cellulose and lignin. (noun)
  • This tissue, often cut and dried especially for use as building material and fuel. (noun)
  • A dense growth of trees or underbrush covering a relatively small or confined area. Often used in the plural. (noun)
  • A forest. Often used in the plural. (noun)
  • An object made of wood, especially: (noun)
  • The hard fibrous substance consisting of xylem tissue that occurs beneath the bark in trees, shrubs, and similar plants (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The trunks of trees that have been cut and prepared for use as a building material (noun)
  • A collection of trees, shrubs, herbs, grasses, etc, usually dominated by one or a few species of tree: usually smaller than a forest (noun)
  • Fuel; firewood (noun)
  • A long-shafted club with a broad wooden or metal head, used for driving: numbered from 1 to 7 according to size, angle of face, etc (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • The frame of a racket (noun)
  • One of the biased wooden bowls used in the game of bowls (noun)
  • Casks, barrels, etc, made of wood (noun)
  • Made of, used for, employing, or handling wood (noun)
  • Dwelling in, concerning, or situated in a wood (noun)
  • To plant a wood upon (verb)
  • To supply or be supplied with fuel or firewood (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "wood" in a sentence
  • "One curious experiment is deserving of mention: If a broad-headed nail be partly driven into pine wood, and then some pieces of dynamite placed on the head of the nail, the latter may be struck hard blows with a wooden mallet without exploding the dynamite _so long as the nail will continue to enter the wood_."
  • "Corallines much resemble fossil or petrified wood; and we recollect to have received from the landlady of an inn at Portsmouth a small branch of _fossil wood_, which she asserted to be _coral_, and"
  • "It is as if a carpenter should attempt to support an entablature by pillars of wood too small and weak for the weight, and then go on, from week to week, suffering anxiety and irritation, as he sees them swelling and splitting under the burden, and finding fault _with the wood_, instead of taking it to himself."