Meaning of WOOD in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ wʊd ]

( woods)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


Wood is the material which forms the trunks and branches of trees.

Their dishes were made of wood...

There was a smell of damp wood and machine oil.

...a short piece of wood.



A wood is a fairly large area of trees growing near each other. You can refer to one or several of these areas as woods , and this is the usual form in American English.

After dinner Alice slipped away for a walk in the woods with Artie...

About a mile to the west of town he came upon a large wood.



see also dead wood


If something or someone is not out of the woods yet, they are still having difficulties or problems. ( INFORMAL )

The nation’s economy is not out of the woods yet.

PHRASE : v-link PHR


You can say ‘ touch wood ’ in British English, or ‘ knock on wood ’ in American English, to indicate that you hope to have good luck in something you are doing, usually after saying that you have been lucky with it so far.

She’s never even been to the doctor’s, touch wood...

Touch wood, I’ve been lucky enough to avoid any other serious injuries.



your neck of the woods: see neck

can’t see the wood for the trees: see tree

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