wood: Meaning and Definition of
- the hard, fibrous substance composing most of the stem and branches of a tree or shrub, and lying beneath the bark; the xylem.
- the trunks or main stems of trees as suitable for architectural and other purposes; timber or lumber.
- the cask, barrel, or keg, as distinguished from the bottle: aged in the wood.
- See(def. 1).
- a woodwind instrument.
- the section of a band or orchestra composed of woodwinds.
- Often, a large and thick collection of growing trees; a grove or forest: They picnicked in the woods.
- a club with a wooden head, as a driver, brassie, spoon, or baffy for hitting long shots. Cf.(def. 5).
- to have an advantage over or have information that can be used against.
- out of a dangerous, perplexing, or difficult situation; secure; safe.
- no longer in precarious health or critical condition; out of danger and recovering.
- made of wood; wooden.
- used to store, work, or carry wood: a wood chisel.
- dwelling or growing in woods: wood bird.
- to cover or plant with trees.
- to supply with wood; get supplies of wood for.
- to take in or get supplies of wood (often fol. by up): to wood up before the approach of winter.
— adj. Archaic.
- wild, as with rage or excitement.
- mad; insane.
- 1892–1942, U.S. painter.
- 1860–1927, U.S. military doctor and political administrator.
- wood (Thesaurus)