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wood
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a coal/wood/log fire
▪ There was a coal fire in the sitting room.
dead wood
dense forest/wood/woodland/jungle
▪ Their helicopter could not land because of the dense jungle.
plank of wood
▪ a long plank of wood
solid wood/pine/oak etc
▪ a chest made of solid oak
wood pulp (=used for making paper)
▪ timber grown for wood pulp
wood pulp
wood smoke
▪ I love the scent of wood smoke.
wood/metal/print etc shop
▪ One auto shop class is run just for girls.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
dark
▪ Money in the drapes, and in the pottery that had a shelf to itself by the wide, dark wood staircase.
▪ The walls were paneled throughout in a dark wood.
▪ Stairs of dark wood curved up from the hall, and the old treads creaked under their combined weight.
▪ The dark wood shone like glass.
▪ Augmenting the club-like atmosphere are the carefully chosen dark wood paneling, beveled stained glass and forest-green carpets.
▪ The place was fitted out in dark, polished wood in the style of the twenties.
▪ Atmosphere: Dim lights and dark wood.
dead
▪ Cut out the dead wood so that the young new wood can grow and develop.
▪ Check for dead wood by scratching the bark with your fingernail.
▪ Basically we looked at dead wood!
▪ And the potential for catastrophic wildfires is very high because of so much dead wood on the forest floor.
▪ He was working in a thicket of briar, elder and dead wood from a fallen tree.
▪ In his frustration, Doug picked up a piece of dead wood and flung it as far as he could.
▪ There's definitely a case for decriminalising the removal of dead wood.
▪ These would originally have been topped with a fence of dead wood or a live hedge to keep the animals out.
hard
▪ Something resembling hard wood floors is just visible beneath a veil of potting soil and foam rubber confetti.
▪ He was lifted out of the water and dumped with a smack on hard wood.
▪ His muscles were hard as wood, locked in a pain of waiting, waiting for a touch to release them.
▪ She felt the hard wood press against her back and buttocks, as she was forced to stand against it.
▪ This left any harder wood in place.
▪ Its hard wood helps it resist cold winters, and its thick-skinned grapes are almost impervious to rain, disease and insects.
old
▪ It was just these bits of old wood nailed together.
▪ We are sinewy, old wood, old trunks with fading limbs and few leaves!
▪ From where he stood he could see the interior was crammed with old logs, wood planking, and some rusted machinery.
▪ Under my bed is an old wood box with my doll in it.
▪ She hoped not. Old wood settling in changing temperature?
▪ The Oxford was wearing its signature fragrance of floor wax, lemon oil, old wood, and worn leather.
▪ I boosted, increasing speed as the jagged line of dead seaweed and old wood and cans and bottles skittered by me.
▪ Problem: Thirdfloor rear walls in old rowhouses often are masonry supported only by an old wood beam at the level below.
polished
▪ Fake sunbeams played on tables of polished black wood.
▪ The place was fitted out in dark, polished wood in the style of the twenties.
▪ There was a large table in the centre of the room, made of dark polished wood.
▪ It is in walnut polished wood, bow fronted with bow legs.
▪ Small antique tables in polished dark woods beside each bed, stacked with belongings.
▪ There were polished dark wood floors and green blinds.
▪ The floor was of plain polished wood with islands of Bokhara carpets.
small
▪ They did this by developing game crops, game spinneys, small woods, and unsprayed or carefully sprayed headlands.
▪ He walks beside me through the small woods between our subdivision and the Nearing village green.
▪ You then need a small piece of wood to do the scribing.
▪ Road bends right then left, then passes small pine wood.
▪ He met his friends in the small wood outside the village.
▪ We were staying overnight at Blackburn bothy, which is set in a small wood with a stream wending through it.
▪ Below the green Victorian wallpaper decorating the small den were wood paneling and shelving loaded down with books and videotapes.
soft
▪ Brush liberally on to the exposed wood until the soft wood fibres are saturated.
▪ A rough hinged wire door had been fashioned in cheap soft wood, only eighteen inches square.
▪ During this operation the housing joints were filled in flush with soft wood blocks to make an uninterrupted inside curve.
solid
▪ A solid wood stem and mahogany floors and stiffeners complete the basic construction which has been particularly cleanly executed by West Custom.
▪ What grub had chewed galleries in solid maple wood?
▪ All the tables and chairs are of solid dark wood to match the dark stained original wooden beams of the mill.
▪ Occasionally, some one would use butcher block, solid wood, copper, stainless steel, marble or some other exotic surface.
▪ Passing discreetly through the solid wood of the garage door he slid right into the skulking Omally.
▪ It's a straight-ahead good solid piece of wood, with a good pickup and four strings.
▪ Do you have room to store oil or solid fuel or wood?
▪ The earliest glazing bars were quite thick, as they were hand cut from solid wood.
■ NOUN
pine
▪ Lights were already beginning to diamond out of the shadowed pine woods on the lower slopes.
▪ Maggie and Nevil walked hand-in-hand through a pine wood.
▪ Road bends right then left, then passes small pine wood.
▪ None of them allowed their eyes to turn towards the pine wood.
▪ Set amidst lush shrubs and pine woods, everywhere you turn you find unexpected vistas of the shimmering bay.
▪ One witness then saw the aircraft travelling over his garden and a nearby pine wood at 200 to 300 feet.
▪ The bedrooms are fairly spacious with balcony overlooking the sea or the pine woods which surround the building.
▪ How could it be otherwise, since this was Wyvis Hall and the pine wood and the animal cemetery?
■ VERB
cut
▪ The earliest glazing bars were quite thick, as they were hand cut from solid wood.
▪ Finally, Simpleton was allowed to go into the forest to cut wood.
▪ Since this left them without fuel, they began to cut wood from the ancient forests.
▪ Dale, his logger, had cut two truckloads of wood for me, and that was it for now.
▪ Tony and I cut wood while Odd-Knut erects a wood-burning stove in the tent.
▪ Two-story buildings every-where, and walkways made of perfectly cut slats of wood.
make
▪ At first boats were made of wood which was available in large quantities.
▪ About 65 percent of paper bags are made from wood, primarily wood waste such as sawdust and lumber scraps.
▪ In order to make use of the wood, the trust has revived some of the old woodland skills in an innovative way.
▪ Thoreau had made the Maine woods, along with Walden, a symbol of freedom from the cares of city life.
▪ Pre-soaking will help to make wood sink - or it can be leaded.
▪ The containers are made of peat and wood fiber laced with soluble fertilizer and peat pellets that expand when watered.
▪ Few readers will wish to make wood blades and even fewer to fit an ebony edge.
▪ Unlike traditional playgrounds that are made of metal and wood, these are made of foam-padded tubular steel and plastic.
run
▪ Suddenly, guns were fired again, and a group of pirates ran from the woods and on to the stockade.
▪ He turned one last time and ran into the woods.
▪ They had run for the woods in what they stood up in.
▪ She turned finally and ran through the woods to the stream.
▪ Continue forward on path running just inside the wood, leading to Lippetts Farm.
▪ I scrambled to my feet and ran panicked through the woods, calling out for them.
▪ They run wild into the woods, filthy, skeletal and naked.
▪ Be sure not to permit water to run on the wood and hence into the tank.
use
▪ The 1986 census in New Zealand reported that 10 % of houses used wood as a heating fuel.
▪ I used the wood from some old ammo crates.
▪ Environmental impacts have been minimised by using local woods and grasses to build the huts and the comfortable lounge and bar area.
▪ He was using scented woods: white cedar, resinous palm.
▪ Endill was using both wood and metal in his plane but he didn't dare tell either Mr Welt or Mr Walpit.
▪ It can be used on wood and metal, and needs no primer or undercoat.
▪ The possibility of using wood to generate electricity should also be explored.
▪ He says that last year he saw people using the woods as a toilet, and jumping over back gardens.
walk
▪ Here I alighted and began to walk into the wood in search of something.
▪ If Bambi walked out of the woods, he might not swerve to miss her.
▪ The shrieks continued at irregular intervals as the creature walked the woods.
▪ We walked through the woods to our cars, and I loved every step I took.
▪ It is a warm and gentle day as I walk towards the wood that beckons me, cool and friendly.
▪ I like to go walking in the woods just to breathe the air.
▪ Many happy hours were spent walking in the woods, chasing elusive rabbits and splashing through the muddiest water.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
babe in the woods
▪ Stop worrying about Lucia - she's no babe in the woods anymore.
gilt-framed/wood-framed etc
in this/sb's neck of the woods
▪ We don't get much snow in our neck of the woods.
▪ What are you doing in this neck of the woods?
knock on wood
▪ I haven't had a cold all winter, knock on wood.
▪ Always ready to knock on wood, throw salt over my shoulder, bite my tongue, cross my fingers.
▪ Hopefully, knock on wood, Lieby is going to be in there most of the time.
▪ KineHUHre is used as a verbal device similar to knocking on wood to ward off evil forces.
not see the wood for the trees
petrified wood/trees etc
▪ Books and posters, shirts and sweatshirts and pounds of petrified wood spilled from the storage areas.
▪ It may be more similar to the way that petrified wood is created.
▪ It moved aside the earth and found the petrified wood that was the heart in the forest.
▪ Their L-shaped living rooms were graced by open fireplaces, with the latest shapes in petrified wood adorning the mantelpieces.
wood-fired/gas-fired/coal-fired
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ I'm going out to get some wood for the fire.
▪ The blocks are made of wood.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ After 100yds go left through a wood to a road.
▪ But the agency is not out of the woods yet.
▪ Finally we heard a faint sound in the distance and scrambled into the woods.
▪ I thought about the woman who had left the child in the woods.
▪ Normal wood substance containing lignin does not do either of these things.
▪ The flames licked around the wood, around the corpse.
▪ To their left was the long forbidding wood with its tangle of trees and stubborn defenders.
▪ To walk in the woods and not recognize the songs is to not hear them.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Wood

Wood \Wood\ (w[oo^]d), a. [OE. wod, AS. w[=o]d; akin to OHG. wuot, Icel. [=o][eth]r, Goth. w[=o]ds, D. woede madness, G. wuth, wut, also to AS. w[=o][eth] song, Icel. [=o][eth]r, L. vates a seer, a poet. Cf. Wednesday.] Mad; insane; possessed; rabid; furious; frantic. [Obs.]

Our hoste gan to swear as [if] he were wood.
--Chaucer.

Wood

Wood \Wood\, v. i. To grow mad; to act like a madman; to mad.
--Chaucer.

Wood

Wood \Wood\, n. [OE. wode, wude, AS. wudu, wiodu; akin to OHG. witu, Icel. vi?r, Dan. & Sw. ved wood, and probably to Ir. & Gael. fiodh, W. gwydd trees, shrubs.]

  1. A large and thick collection of trees; a forest or grove; -- frequently used in the plural.

    Light thickens, and the crow Makes wing to the rooky wood.
    --Shak.

  2. The substance of trees and the like; the hard fibrous substance which composes the body of a tree and its branches, and which is covered by the bark; timber. ``To worship their own work in wood and stone for gods.''
    --Milton.

  3. (Bot.) The fibrous material which makes up the greater part of the stems and branches of trees and shrubby plants, and is found to a less extent in herbaceous stems. It consists of elongated tubular or needle-shaped cells of various kinds, usually interwoven with the shinning bands called silver grain.

    Note: Wood consists chiefly of the carbohydrates cellulose and lignin, which are isomeric with starch.

  4. Trees cut or sawed for the fire or other uses. Wood acid, Wood vinegar (Chem.), a complex acid liquid obtained in the dry distillation of wood, and containing large quantities of acetic acid; hence, specifically, acetic acid. Formerly called pyroligneous acid. Wood anemone (Bot.), a delicate flower ( Anemone nemorosa) of early spring; -- also called windflower. See Illust. of Anemone. Wood ant (Zo["o]l.), a large ant ( Formica rufa) which lives in woods and forests, and constructs large nests. Wood apple (Bot.). See Elephant apple, under Elephant. Wood baboon (Zo["o]l.), the drill. Wood betony. (Bot.)

    1. Same as Betony.

    2. The common American lousewort ( Pedicularis Canadensis), a low perennial herb with yellowish or purplish flowers. Wood borer. (Zo["o]l.)

      1. The larva of any one of numerous species of boring beetles, esp. elaters, longicorn beetles, buprestidans, and certain weevils. See Apple borer, under Apple, and Pine weevil, under Pine.

      2. The larva of any one of various species of lepidopterous insects, especially of the clearwing moths, as the peach-tree borer (see under Peach), and of the goat moths.

    3. The larva of various species of hymenopterous of the tribe Urocerata. See Tremex.

    4. Any one of several bivalve shells which bore in wood, as the teredos, and species of Xylophaga.

    5. Any one of several species of small Crustacea, as the Limnoria, and the boring amphipod ( Chelura terebrans). Wood carpet, a kind of floor covering made of thin pieces of wood secured to a flexible backing, as of cloth. --Knight. Wood cell (Bot.), a slender cylindrical or prismatic cell usually tapering to a point at both ends. It is the principal constituent of woody fiber. Wood choir, the choir, or chorus, of birds in the woods. [Poetic] --Coleridge. Wood coal, charcoal; also, lignite, or brown coal. Wood cricket (Zo["o]l.), a small European cricket ( Nemobius sylvestris). Wood culver (Zo["o]l.), the wood pigeon. Wood cut, an engraving on wood; also, a print from such an engraving. Wood dove (Zo["o]l.), the stockdove. Wood drink, a decoction or infusion of medicinal woods. Wood duck (Zo["o]l.)

      1. A very beautiful American duck ( Aix sponsa). The male has a large crest, and its plumage is varied with green, purple, black, white, and red. It builds its nest in trees, whence the name. Called also bridal duck, summer duck, and wood widgeon.

      2. The hooded merganser.

      3. The Australian maned goose ( Chlamydochen jubata). Wood echo, an echo from the wood. Wood engraver.

        1. An engraver on wood.

        2. (Zo["o]l.) Any of several species of small beetles whose larv[ae] bore beneath the bark of trees, and excavate furrows in the wood often more or less resembling coarse engravings; especially, Xyleborus xylographus. Wood engraving.

          1. The act or art engraving on wood; xylography.

          2. An engraving on wood; a wood cut; also, a print from such an engraving. Wood fern. (Bot.) See Shield fern, under Shield. Wood fiber.

            1. (Bot.) Fibrovascular tissue.

            2. Wood comminuted, and reduced to a powdery or dusty mass. Wood fretter (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of beetles whose larv[ae] bore in the wood, or beneath the bark, of trees. Wood frog (Zo["o]l.), a common North American frog ( Rana sylvatica) which lives chiefly in the woods, except during the breeding season. It is drab or yellowish brown, with a black stripe on each side of the head. Wood germander. (Bot.) See under Germander. Wood god, a fabled sylvan deity. Wood grass. (Bot.) See under Grass. Wood grouse. (Zo["o]l.)

              1. The capercailzie.

              2. The spruce partridge. See under Spruce. Wood guest (Zo["o]l.), the ringdove. [Prov. Eng.] Wood hen. (Zo["o]l.)

                1. Any one of several species of Old World short-winged rails of the genus Ocydromus, including the weka and allied species.

                2. The American woodcock. Wood hoopoe (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of Old World arboreal birds belonging to Irrisor and allied genera. They are closely allied to the common hoopoe, but have a curved beak, and a longer tail. Wood ibis (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of large, long-legged, wading birds belonging to the genus Tantalus. The head and neck are naked or scantily covered with feathers. The American wood ibis ( Tantalus loculator) is common in Florida. Wood lark (Zo["o]l.), a small European lark ( Alauda arborea), which, like, the skylark, utters its notes while on the wing. So called from its habit of perching on trees. Wood laurel (Bot.), a European evergreen shrub ( Daphne Laureola). Wood leopard (Zo["o]l.), a European spotted moth ( Zeuzera [ae]sculi) allied to the goat moth. Its large fleshy larva bores in the wood of the apple, pear, and other fruit trees. Wood lily (Bot.), the lily of the valley. Wood lock (Naut.), a piece of wood close fitted and sheathed with copper, in the throating or score of the pintle, to keep the rudder from rising. Wood louse (Zo["o]l.)

                  1. Any one of numerous species of terrestrial isopod Crustacea belonging to Oniscus, Armadillo, and related genera. See Sow bug, under Sow, and Pill bug, under Pill.

                  2. Any one of several species of small, wingless, pseudoneuropterous insects of the family Psocid[ae], which live in the crevices of walls and among old books and papers. Some of the species are called also book lice, and deathticks, or deathwatches. Wood mite (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous small mites of the family Oribatid[ae]. They are found chiefly in woods, on tree trunks and stones. Wood mote. (Eng. Law)

                    1. Formerly, the forest court.

                    2. The court of attachment. Wood nettle. (Bot.) See under Nettle. Wood nightshade (Bot.), woody nightshade. Wood nut (Bot.), the filbert. Wood nymph.

                      1. A nymph inhabiting the woods; a fabled goddess of the woods; a dryad. ``The wood nymphs, decked with daisies trim.''
                        --Milton.

                      2. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of handsomely colored moths belonging to the genus Eudryas. The larv[ae] are bright-colored, and some of the species, as Eudryas grata, and Eudryas unio, feed on the leaves of the grapevine.

        3. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of handsomely colored South American humming birds belonging to the genus Thalurania. The males are bright blue, or green and blue. Wood offering, wood burnt on the altar. We cast the lots . . . for the wood offering. --Neh. x. 34. Wood oil (Bot.), a resinous oil obtained from several East Indian trees of the genus Dipterocarpus, having properties similar to those of copaiba, and sometimes substituted for it. It is also used for mixing paint. See Gurjun. Wood opal (Min.), a striped variety of coarse opal, having some resemblance to wood. Wood paper, paper made of wood pulp. See Wood pulp, below. Wood pewee (Zo["o]l.), a North American tyrant flycatcher ( Contopus virens). It closely resembles the pewee, but is smaller. Wood pie (Zo["o]l.), any black and white woodpecker, especially the European great spotted woodpecker. Wood pigeon. (Zo["o]l.)

          1. Any one of numerous species of Old World pigeons belonging to Palumbus and allied genera of the family Columbid[ae].

          2. The ringdove. Wood puceron (Zo["o]l.), a plant louse. Wood pulp (Technol.), vegetable fiber obtained from the poplar and other white woods, and so softened by digestion with a hot solution of alkali that it can be formed into sheet paper, etc. It is now produced on an immense scale. Wood quail (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of East Indian crested quails belonging to Rollulus and allied genera, as the red-crested wood quail ( Rollulus roulroul), the male of which is bright green, with a long crest of red hairlike feathers. Wood rabbit (Zo["o]l.), the cottontail. Wood rat (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of American wild rats of the genus Neotoma found in the Southern United States; -- called also bush rat. The Florida wood rat ( Neotoma Floridana) is the best-known species. Wood reed grass (Bot.), a tall grass ( Cinna arundinacea) growing in moist woods. Wood reeve, the steward or overseer of a wood. [Eng.] Wood rush (Bot.), any plant of the genus Luzula, differing from the true rushes of the genus Juncus chiefly in having very few seeds in each capsule. Wood sage (Bot.), a name given to several labiate plants of the genus Teucrium. See Germander. Wood screw, a metal screw formed with a sharp thread, and usually with a slotted head, for insertion in wood. Wood sheldrake (Zo["o]l.), the hooded merganser. Wood shock (Zo["o]l.), the fisher. See Fisher, 2. Wood shrike (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of Old World singing birds belonging to Grallina, Collyricincla, Prionops, and allied genera, common in India and Australia. They are allied to the true shrikes, but feed upon both insects and berries. Wood snipe. (Zo["o]l.)

            1. The American woodcock.

            2. An Asiatic snipe ( Gallinago nemoricola). Wood soot, soot from burnt wood. Wood sore. (Zo["o]l.) See Cuckoo spit, under Cuckoo. Wood sorrel (Bot.), a plant of the genus Oxalis ( Oxalis Acetosella), having an acid taste. See Illust.

              1. of Shamrock.

                Wood spirit. (Chem.) See Methyl alcohol, under Methyl.

                Wood stamp, a carved or engraved block or stamp of wood, for impressing figures or colors on fabrics.

                Wood star (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of small South American humming birds belonging to the genus Calothorax. The male has a brilliant gorget of blue, purple, and other colors.

                Wood sucker (Zo["o]l.), the yaffle.

                Wood swallow (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of Old World passerine birds belonging to the genus Artamus and allied genera of the family Artamid[ae]. They are common in the East Indies, Asia, and Australia. In form and habits they resemble swallows, but in structure they resemble shrikes. They are usually black above and white beneath.

                Wood tapper (Zo["o]l.), any woodpecker.

                Wood tar. See under Tar.

                Wood thrush, (Zo["o]l.) (a) An American thrush ( Turdus mustelinus) noted for the sweetness of its song. See under Thrush.

              2. The missel thrush. Wood tick. See in Vocabulary. Wood tin. (Min.). See Cassiterite. Wood titmouse (Zo["o]l.), the goldcgest. Wood tortoise (Zo["o]l.), the sculptured tortoise. See under Sculptured. Wood vine (Bot.), the white bryony. Wood vinegar. See Wood acid, above. Wood warbler. (Zo["o]l.)

                1. Any one of numerous species of American warblers of the genus Dendroica. See Warbler.

                2. A European warbler ( Phylloscopus sibilatrix); -- called also green wren, wood wren, and yellow wren. Wood worm (Zo["o]l.), a larva that bores in wood; a wood borer. Wood wren. (Zo["o]l.)

                  1. The wood warbler.

                  2. The willow warbler.

Wood

Wood \Wood\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wooded; p. pr. & vb. n. Wooding.] To supply with wood, or get supplies of wood for; as, to wood a steamboat or a locomotive.

Wood

Wood \Wood\, v. i. To take or get a supply of wood.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
wood

Old English wudu, earlier widu "tree, trees collectively, forest, grove; the substance of which trees are made," from Proto-Germanic *widu- (cognates: Old Norse viðr, Danish and Swedish ved "tree, wood," Old High German witu "wood"), from PIE *widhu- "tree, wood" (cognates: Welsh gwydd "trees," Gaelic fiodh- "wood, timber," Old Irish fid "tree, wood"). Out of the woods "safe" is from 1792.

wood

"violently insane" (now obsolete), from Old English wod "mad, frenzied," from Proto-Germanic *woda- (cognates: Gothic woþs "possessed, mad," Old High German wuot "mad, madness," German wut "rage, fury"), from PIE *wet- (1) "to blow; inspire, spiritually arouse;" source of Latin vates "seer, poet," Old Irish faith "poet;" "with a common element of mental excitement" [Buck]. Compare Old English woþ "sound, melody, song," Old Norse oðr "poetry," and the god-name Odin.

Wiktionary
wood

Etymology 1

  1. (rfv-sense) Made of or with '''wood'''. n. 1 (context uncountable English) The substance making up the central part of the trunk and branches of a tree. Used as a material for construction, to manufacture various items, etc. or as fuel. 2 (context countable English) The wood of a particular species of tree. 3 (context countable English) A forested or wooded area. 4 firewood. v

  2. 1 (context transitive English) To cover or plant with trees. 2 (context transitive English) To supply with wood, or get supplies of wood for. 3 To take or get a supply of wood. Etymology 2

    a. (context obsolete English) mad, insane, crazed. alt. (context obsolete English) mad, insane, crazed. Etymology 3

    n. (context US sometimes offensive chiefly prison slang of a person English) A peckerwood.

WordNet
wood
  1. n. the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees

  2. the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area [syn: forest, woods]

  3. United States film actress (1938-1981) [syn: Natalie Wood]

  4. English conductor (1869-1944) [syn: Sir Henry Wood, Sir Henry Joseph Wood]

  5. English writer of novels about murders and thefts and forgeries (1814-1887) [syn: Mrs. Henry Wood, Ellen Price Wood]

  6. United States painter noted for works based on life in the Midwest (1892-1942) [syn: Grant Wood]

  7. any wind instrument other than the brass instruments [syn: woodwind, woodwind instrument]

  8. a golf club with a long shaft used to hit long shots; originally made with a wooden head; metal woods are now available

Gazetteer
Wood-Ridge, NJ -- U.S. borough in New Jersey
Population (2000): 7644
Housing Units (2000): 3087
Land area (2000): 1.098509 sq. miles (2.845126 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.098509 sq. miles (2.845126 sq. km)
FIPS code: 82570
Located within: New Jersey (NJ), FIPS 34
Location: 40.847638 N, 74.087549 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Headwords:
Wood-Ridge, NJ
Wood-Ridge
Wood, NJ
Wood
Wood, SD -- U.S. town in South Dakota
Population (2000): 66
Housing Units (2000): 38
Land area (2000): 0.240353 sq. miles (0.622512 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.240353 sq. miles (0.622512 sq. km)
FIPS code: 72620
Located within: South Dakota (SD), FIPS 46
Location: 43.498689 N, 100.480085 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 57585
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Headwords:
Wood, SD
Wood
Wood -- U.S. County in Ohio
Population (2000): 121065
Housing Units (2000): 47468
Land area (2000): 617.319820 sq. miles (1598.850927 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 3.222243 sq. miles (8.345571 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 620.542063 sq. miles (1607.196498 sq. km)
Located within: Ohio (OH), FIPS 39
Location: 41.405102 N, 83.610432 W
Headwords:
Wood
Wood, OH
Wood County
Wood County, OH
Wood -- U.S. County in Texas
Population (2000): 36752
Housing Units (2000): 17939
Land area (2000): 650.221729 sq. miles (1684.066475 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 45.576971 sq. miles (118.043808 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 695.798700 sq. miles (1802.110283 sq. km)
Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48
Location: 32.770870 N, 95.375640 W
Headwords:
Wood
Wood, TX
Wood County
Wood County, TX
Wood -- U.S. County in West Virginia
Population (2000): 87986
Housing Units (2000): 39785
Land area (2000): 367.293276 sq. miles (951.285178 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 9.645162 sq. miles (24.980854 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 376.938438 sq. miles (976.266032 sq. km)
Located within: West Virginia (WV), FIPS 54
Location: 39.259427 N, 81.531700 W
Headwords:
Wood
Wood, WV
Wood County
Wood County, WV
Wood -- U.S. County in Wisconsin
Population (2000): 75555
Housing Units (2000): 31691
Land area (2000): 792.782631 sq. miles (2053.297501 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 16.677244 sq. miles (43.193861 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 809.459875 sq. miles (2096.491362 sq. km)
Located within: Wisconsin (WI), FIPS 55
Location: 44.448819 N, 89.968934 W
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Wikipedia
Wood (Wu Xing)

In Chinese philosophy, wood , sometimes translated as Tree, is the growing of the matter, or the matter's growing stage. Wood is the first phase of Wu Xing. Wood is yang in character. It stands for springtime, the east, the planet Jupiter, the color green, windy weather, and the Azure Dragon (Qing Long) in Four Symbols.

Wood

Wood is a porous and fibrous structural tissue found in the stems and roots of trees, and other woody plants. It has been used for thousands of years for both fuel and as a construction material. It is an organic material, a natural composite of cellulose fibers (which are strong in tension) embedded in a matrix of lignin which resists compression. Wood is sometimes defined as only the secondary xylem in the stems of trees, or it is defined more broadly to include the same type of tissue elsewhere such as in the roots of trees or shrubs. In a living tree it performs a support function, enabling woody plants to grow large or to stand up by themselves. It also conveys water and nutrients between the leaves, other growing tissues, and the roots. Wood may also refer to other plant materials with comparable properties, and to material engineered from wood, or wood chips or fiber.

In 2005, the Earth contained about 434 billion cubic meters of growing stock forest, 47% of which was commercial. As an abundant, carbon-neutral renewable resource, woody materials have been of intense interest as a source of renewable energy. In 1991 approximately 3.5 cubic kilometers of wood were harvested. Dominant uses were for furniture and building construction.

Wood (disambiguation)

Wood is a natural material produced by the growth of plants, mainly trees and shrubs.

Wood may also refer to:

Wood (crater)

Wood is a lunar impact crater that lies entirely within the interior of the much larger walled plain Landau, on the far side of Moon. Wood is situated along the northwestern part of the floor of Landau, and shares a common northwestern rim with the larger impact. The inner wall of the northwest rim extends inward about halfway toward the crater midpoint, where there is a central peak. The rim of Wood is somewhat worn and uneven, with a small crater laid across the southwest section. The surviving interior floor is nearly level and is marked only by a few tiny craterlets.

Wood lies at the approximate margin of the Coulomb-Sarton Basin, a 530 km wide impact crater of Pre-Nectarian age.

Wood (surname)

Wood is a surname in the English language. It is common throughout the world, especially countries with historical links to Great Britain and Germany.

Wood (Moxy Früvous album)

Wood was the 1995 second studio album by Canadian artists Moxy Früvous.

WOOD (AM)

WOOD is a news/ talk radio station broadcasting at 1300 kHz and 106.9 MHz in Michigan, United States. WOOD-AM is licensed to Grand Rapids, Michigan and WOOD-FM to Muskegon, Michigan.

Wood (magazine)

WOOD is a magazine catering to the home and hobby woodworker with more than 500,000 subscribers. It publishes seven regular issues annually (December/January, March, May, July, September, October, and November), as well as seven newsstand-only issues related to shops, garages, organization and storage projects, shop jigs and fixtures, etc.

Wood (song)

"Wood" is a song by English post-trip hop band Second Person, which will be on the band's second album: " The Elements" - the follow-up to their debut album " Chromatography". Released on 9 August 2007, this song has a music video created by a collaboration of artists, animators and the band. This video is the first chapter in a story spanning five videos that make up a short animated film also called "The Elements". These video along with the album were created for "believers" in the band on Sellaband.com who helped the band raise $50,000 to record their album. These videos and songs can be download from their site.

Wood (golf)

A wood is a type of club used in the sport of golf. Woods have longer shafts and larger, rounder heads than other club types, and are used to hit the ball longer distances than other types.

Woods are so called because, traditionally, they had a club head that was made from hardwood, generally persimmon, but modern clubs have heads made from metal, for example titanium, or composite materials, such as carbon fiber. Some golf enthusiasts refer to these as "metals" or "metal woods" but this change in terminology is not strictly necessary, because while the material has changed, the style and intended use has not. The change to stronger materials has allowed the design of the modern woods to incorporate significantly larger heads than in the past. Because of the increase in club head size, in 2004, the USGA created a new stipulation for the size of the club head. The legal maximum volume displacement of any clubhead (by the rules of golf) is

Woods are numbered in ascending order starting with the driver, or 1-wood, which has the lowest loft (usually between 9 and 13 degrees), and continuing with progressively higher lofts and numbers. Most modern woods are sold as individual clubs allowing the player to customize their club set, but matched sets of woods, especially as part of a complete club set, are readily available. Odd-numbered lofts are most common in players' bags, though 2- and 4-woods are available in many model lines. The number of the club is mainly a reference for the player to easily identify the clubs; the actual loft angle of a particular number varies between manufacturers, and there is often some overlap of lofts (one 3-wood might be higher-lofted than a 4-wood of a different brand or model). Other identifiers have been utilized such as "strong" and "plus" to differentiate various lofts within a line of clubs.

Woods generally fall into two classes, drivers and fairway woods, with a traditional set of clubs including a driver and one or two fairway woods (usually numbered 3 and 5). Many modern sets tend to include hybrid clubs, which combine some of the characteristics of a wood and an iron, to replace the 5 wood and low-lofted irons.

A recent trend is to produce woods and hybrids that can be adjusted by the player to provide different lofts and other settings.

Wood (Kent cricketer, 1789)

Wood (first name and dates unknown) was an English cricketer who made two known appearances in first-class matches for Kent from 1789 to 1790.

Wood (festival)

Wood is an annual small early summer folk and roots music festival and environmental gathering, which takes place in Braziers Park, Ipsden near Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK. Its independent organisers, Robin and Joe Bennett, also arrange the Truck Festival.

Wood (Kent cricketer, 1828)

Wood (first name and dates unknown) was an English cricketer who made two known appearances in first-class matches for Kent from 1828 to 1829.

Wood (Widespread Panic album)

Wood is the twenty-first album by the Athens, Georgia-based band Widespread Panic. It is their tenth official live album release. It was released on the band's Widespread Records imprint on October 16, 2012. Initially released on 2-CD, 2-LP and digitally, it features material recorded from the band's 20th anniversary Wood Tour in 2012.

Another release, Live Wood was also culled from the 2012 Wood Tour and was released on Record Store Day, April 21, 2012.

Usage examples of "wood".

Then at last scraps of weed appeared to him, and then pieces of wood, abob in the water.

As to them of the Dry Tree, though some few of them abode in the kingdom, and became great there, the more part of them went back to the wildWood and lived the old life of the Wood, as we had found them living it aforetime.

The snowflakes had become fine and dry, almost like bits of ice, and they seemed to be abrading the world, smoothing it the way that sandpaper smoothed wood, until eventually there would be no peaks and valleys, nothing but a featureless, highly polished plain as far as anyone could see.

Beyond, the woods and hills of the tiny world appeared to drop with an increasing, breath-taking abruptness, so that he felt as if he were perched insecurely on the top of a great green ball, afloat in a chasm of starry purple-blue.

Lead truck following Aby, rolling down to the fatal turn, where the woods came near the road.

Then Don Esteban took from his breast pocket a bundle of thongs tanned the color of acanthus wood, the fringes of which, painted red, were twisted into numerous knots.

Surprisingly, Ace found plenty of dry wood under the thick growth of trees.

If the proper materials, such as acid, coal gas, or acetaldehyde and a proper catalyst were available, then wood cellulose could be converted into ethyl alcohol.

The vinegar of Wood Anemone made from the leaves retains all the more acrid properties of the plant, and is put, in France, to many rural domestic purposes.

He knew that Tarrian was right and that even now the wolf would be silently prowling the dark edges of his addled mind to protect him from unseen dangers, just as its wilder fellows would prowl the woods in search of prey.

And you may thank me that I have not adjudged you at onceas I have the powerto three months within the Wood Street Compter.

But this adjutant returned half an hour later with the news that the commander of the dragoons had already retreated beyond the dip in the ground, as a heavy fire had been opened on him and he was losing men uselessly, and so had hastened to throw some sharpshooters into the wood.

Right now, my twin lies to the Council, saying that you threw me into the ocean and that I am adrift at sea, clinging to a bit of wood.

Beautiful Agami woodwork, larken-built, like all the best of the Agami: each panel was made of thousands of pieces of wood, some as large as a thumbnail, some as small as a splinter, each one invisibly glued into place, fitted together like the pieces of a puzzle.

Another two strides, and he almost tripped over Issgrillikk - his agemate, friend, and foster-cousin - twisted around himself in pain at the base of one of the Great Trees, his claws gouging up the rough, grey-brown bark and tearing long white streaks into the inner wood.