Crossword clues for hardwood
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
hardwood \hard"wood`\ adj. Made of the hard-to-cut wood of a broad-leaved tree, as e.g. oak; consisting of a hardwood; as, hardwood floors; -- of wood and wooden objects.
hardwood \hard"wood`\ n. The wood of broad-leaved dicotyledonous trees (as distinguished from the wood of conifers); also items made from such wood; as, decorative hardwood.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
alt. 1 (label en countable mostly in botany and forestry) The wood from any dicotyledonous tree, without regard to its hardness. 2 (label en countable) (in more general use) As the preceding but limited to those that are commercial timbers, and are at least average in hardness. n. 1 (label en countable mostly in botany and forestry) The wood from any dicotyledonous tree, without regard to its hardness. 2 (label en countable) (in more general use) As the preceding but limited to those that are commercial timbers, and are at least average in hardness.
adj. made of the hard-to-cut wood of a broad-leaved tree, as e.g. oak; "hardwood floors" [ant: softwood]
n. the wood of broad-leaved dicotyledonous trees (as distinguished from the wood of conifers)
Hardwood is a 2005 short documentary film about Canadian director Hubert Davis' relationship to his father, former Harlem Globetrotters member Mel Davis. Through interviews with his mother, his father's wife, his half-brother, and Mel Davis himself, Hubert Davis explores why Mel made the decisions that he did, and how that has affected his life.
Hardwood was met with high critical acclaim and received an Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject nomination. It also aired on PBS as part of its Point of View series in 2005.
The term hardwood is used to describe wood from non-monocot angiosperm trees. It can also refer to:
- Hardwood flooring
- (slang) A Basketball court
- Hardwood (film), a 2004 documentary film
- Hardwood Records, a Canadian record label
- Hardwood Classics, a television series
- Hardwood timber production
Hardwood should not be confused with the term ' heartwood'.
Hardwood is wood from dicot angiosperm trees. The term may also be used for the trees from which the wood is derived; these are usually broad-leaved temperate and tropical forests. In temperate and boreal latitudes they are mostly deciduous, but in tropics and subtropics mostly evergreen. Hardwood contrasts with softwood (which is from gymnosperm trees).
Hardwood should not be confused with the term " heartwood", which can be from hardwood or softwood.
Usage examples of "hardwood".
She led Andi through a tasteful living room with dark hardwood floors, low tables with large, colorful porcelain vases decorated with dragons and gilded phoenixes.
Then there is a narrow belt of scrubby hardwood, moss-grown, and then large balsams, which crown the mountain.
Indiantown Gap was snow-dusted hills carpeted with the gray, leafless hardwood forest a pine-sniffing Coloradan seldom saw.
Chinamen and women of position and standing could sometimes be found, lounging on hardwood benches, smoking thick-rolled cigars and sipping Tennessee whisky or Kentuck bourbon.
It was an old Norski saying, and while few in Hardwood still spoke Norski, a few phrases circulated in collective usage.
Bob Aarsted prided himself on being a phlegmatic Norski, although the Aarsteds had been in Hardwood for at least four generations before him, and not one of them had been known to set foot back in the old country.
Footjoys and blue sweat socks, drawing the long tapered steel wand of his Lynx Predator driver from the bag, he feels tall again, tall the way he used to on a hardwood basketball floor when after those first minutes his growing momentum and lengthening bounds and leaps reduced the court to childlike dimensions, to the size of a tennis court and then a Ping-Pong table, his legs unthinkingly eating the distances up, back and forth, and the hoop with its dainty skirtlike net dipping down to be there on the layups.
Finish carpenters will write on the subfloor before they lay the hardwood parquet or the carpet pad.
After it penetrated the surface hardwood and the subflooring, little of the nail would remain to grip a joist.
The canopy of trees closed over him, tall bottom-land hardwoods -- oaks, cypress, and sweetgum trees, an occasional elderberry and sugarberry tree.
The stout hardwood of the gate was still there, now dark and immovable, tied close with creepers and debris.
The tall Carolina pines were like umbrellas that filtered light onto the hardwoods that grew beneath them.
To my left, the tall, vertical stacks of cut hardwoods leaned against the wall, seeping fragrance.
Pines and the smaller hardwoods like dogwood and hornbeam had managed to lodge their roots in the thin soil.
Gleaming sterile floors instead of ancient hardwood, minimalistic cubicles instead of scarred wooden desks.