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wood 1

 (wo͝od)
n.
1.
a. The secondary xylem of trees and shrubs, lying beneath the bark and consisting largely of cellulose and lignin.
b. This tissue when cut and dried, used especially for building material and fuel.
2. often woods
a. A growth of trees and other plants usually covering a smaller area than a forest.
b. A forest.
3. An object made of wood, especially:
a. Music A woodwind.
b. Sports Any of a series of golf clubs used to hit long shots, having a bulbous head made of wood, metal, or graphite, and numbered one to five in order of increasing loft.
v. wood·ed, wood·ing, woods
v.tr.
1. To fuel with wood.
2. To cover with trees; forest.
v.intr.
To gather or be supplied with wood.
adj.
1. Made or consisting of wood; wooden.
2. Used or suitable for cutting, storing, or working with wood.
3. woods Living, growing, or present in forests: woods animals; a woods path.
Idiom:
out of the woods Informal
Free of a difficult or hazardous situation; in a position of safety or security.

[Middle English wode, from Old English wudu.]

wood 2

 (wo͝od)
adj. Archaic
Mentally deranged.

[Middle English, from Old English wōd; see wet- in Indo-European roots.]

Woods

 (wo͝odz), Eldrick Known as "Tiger." Born 1975.
American golfer who was the first player to win three consecutive US Amateur titles (1994-1996), the youngest ever to win the Masters (1997), and the youngest to win all four major championships (1997-2000).

Woods

, Lake of the
A lake of southwest Ontario and southeast Manitoba, Canada, and northern Minnesota. It is a popular fishing and resort area.

woods

(wʊdz)
pl n
1. (Forestry) closely packed trees forming a forest or wood, esp a specific one
2. another word for backwoods2
3. (Instruments) the woodwind instruments in an orchestra. See also wood18
4. (Human Geography) neck of the woods informal an area or locality: a quiet neck of the woods.

Woods

n
(Placename) Lake of the Woods See Lake of the Woods

Woods

(wʊdz)
n
(Biography) Tiger, real name Eldrick Woods. born 1975, US golfer: youngest US Masters champion and first Black golfer to win a major championship; winner of the US Masters (1997, 2001–02, 2005), US Open (2000, 2002, 2008), British Open Championship (2000, 2005–06), and the PGA Championship (1999, 2000, 2006–07); in 2001 he became the only player to hold all four major titles at once

Woods

(wʊdz)

n.
Lake of the, Lake of the Woods.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Woods - the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded areawoods - the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area
botany, flora, vegetation - all the plant life in a particular region or period; "Pleistocene vegetation"; "the flora of southern California"; "the botany of China"
bosk - a small wooded area
grove - a small growth of trees without underbrush
jungle - an impenetrable equatorial forest
rain forest, rainforest - a forest with heavy annual rainfall
underbrush, undergrowth, underwood - the brush (small trees and bushes and ferns etc.) growing beneath taller trees in a wood or forest
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
old growth, virgin forest - forest or woodland having a mature or overly mature ecosystem more or less uninfluenced by human activity
second growth - a second growth of trees covering an area where the original stand was destroyed by fire or cutting
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To 'the woods that belt the gray hillside'--ay, and overflow beyond it into many a valley purple-folded in immemorial peace," answered Uncle Blair.
I was determined to reach the White Sphinx early the next morning, and ere the dusk I purposed pushing through the woods that had stopped me on the previous journey.
The whistle of the locomotive penetrates my woods summer and winter, sounding like the scream of a hawk sailing over some farmer's yard, informing me that many restless city merchants are arriving within the circle of the town, or adventurous country traders from the other side.
Alone or with other boys he went every afternoon into the woods to gather nuts.
She and Gerda got in; and then away they drove over the stumps of felled trees, deeper and deeper into the woods.
One June evening, when the orchards were pink blossomed again, when the frogs were singing silverly sweet in the marshes about the head of the Lake of Shining Waters, and the air was full of the savor of clover fields and balsamic fir woods, Anne was sitting by her gable window.
How it happened that Mastro Cherry, carpenter, found a piece of wood that wept and laughed like a child
The bird's duty was to fly daily into the wood and bring in fuel; the mouse fetched the water, and the sausage saw to the cooking.
A king was once hunting in a great wood, and he hunted the game so eagerly that none of his courtiers could follow him.
WHEN she reached the top of the hill, she saw a wood in the distance.
Wood and Water, Wind and Tree, Jungle-Favour go with thee!
He had a look at all the details of the hunt, sent a pack of hounds and huntsmen on ahead to find the quarry, mounted his chestnut Donets, and whistling to his own leash of borzois, set off across the threshing ground to a field leading to the Otradnoe wood.