Meaning of WOOD in English


Pronunciation: ' wu ̇ d

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English wode, from Old English widu, wudu; akin to Old High German witu wood, Old Irish fid tree

Date: before 12th century

1 a : a dense growth of trees usually greater in extent than a grove and smaller than a forest ― often used in plural but singular or plural in construction b : WOODLAND

2 a : the hard fibrous substance consisting basically of xylem that makes up the greater part of the stems, branches, and roots of trees or shrubs beneath the bark and is found to a limited extent in herbaceous plants b : wood suitable or prepared for some use (as burning or building)

3 a : something made of wood b : a golf club having a thick wooden head also : a golf club having a similar head made of metal

– out of the woods : clear of danger or difficulty

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.