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 (sôft′wo͝od′, sŏft′-)
1. The wood of a coniferous tree.
2. A coniferous tree.


1. (Forestry) the open-grained wood of any of numerous coniferous trees, such as pine and cedar, as distinguished from that of a dicotyledonous tree
2. (Plants) any tree yielding this wood


(ˈsɔftˌwʊd, ˈsɒft-)

1. a coniferous tree or its wood.
a. any wood that is relatively soft or easily cut.
b. a tree yielding such a wood.
3. of or pertaining to softwood.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.softwood - wood that is easy to saw (from conifers such as pine or fir)
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
pulpwood - softwood used to make paper
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mäkké drevo
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[ˈsɒftwʊd] Nmadera f blanda


[ˈsɒftwʊd] nbois m tendre


[ˈsɒftˌwʊd] nlegno dolce


(soft) adjective
1. not hard or firm; easily changing shape when pressed. a soft cushion.
2. pleasantly smooth to the touch. The dog has a soft, silky coat.
3. not loud. a soft voice.
4. (of colour) not bright or harsh. a soft pink.
5. not strict (enough). You are too soft with him.
6. (of a drink) not alcoholic. At the party they were serving soft drinks as well as wine and spirits.
7. childishly weak, timid or silly. Don't be so soft – the dog won't hurt you.
ˈsoftly adverb
ˈsoftness noun
soften (ˈsofn) verb
to make or become soft or softer, less strong or less painful. The thick walls softened the noise of the explosion.
ˌsoft-ˈboiled adjective
(of eggs) slightly boiled, so that the yolk is still soft. She likes her eggs soft-boiled.
ˌsoft-ˈhearted adjective
kind-hearted and generous. He had been given some money by a soft-hearted aunt.
ˌsoft-ˈspoken adjective
having a gentle voice or manner. She was a soft-spoken woman with a shy smile.
ˈsoftware noun
computer programs, as opposed to the machines themselves (ˈhardware).
ˈsoftwood noun, adjective
(of) the wood of a conebearing tree eg a pine. softwood furniture.
have a soft spot for
to have a weakness for (someone or something) because of great affection. He's always had a soft spot for his youngest son.