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wood·en

 (wo͝od′n)
adj.
1. Made or consisting of wood.
2. Stiff and unnatural; without spirit: a wooden performance; a wooden smile.
3. Clumsy and awkward; ungainly.

wood′en·ly adv.
wood′en·ness n.

wooden

(ˈwʊdən)
adj
1. (Forestry) made from or consisting of wood
2. awkward or clumsy
3. bereft of spirit or animation: a wooden expression.
4. obstinately unyielding: a wooden attitude.
5. mentally slow or dull
6. not highly resonant: a wooden thud.
vb
(tr) slang Austral to fell or kill (a person or animal)
ˈwoodenly adv
ˈwoodenness n

wood•en

(ˈwʊd n)

adj.
1. consisting or made of wood; wood.
2. stiff, ungainly, or awkward: a wooden gait.
3. without spirit, animation, or awareness.
[1530–40]
wood′en•ly, adv.

wooden


Past participle: woodened
Gerund: woodening

Imperative
wooden
wooden
Present
I wooden
you wooden
he/she/it woodens
we wooden
you wooden
they wooden
Preterite
I woodened
you woodened
he/she/it woodened
we woodened
you woodened
they woodened
Present Continuous
I am woodening
you are woodening
he/she/it is woodening
we are woodening
you are woodening
they are woodening
Present Perfect
I have woodened
you have woodened
he/she/it has woodened
we have woodened
you have woodened
they have woodened
Past Continuous
I was woodening
you were woodening
he/she/it was woodening
we were woodening
you were woodening
they were woodening
Past Perfect
I had woodened
you had woodened
he/she/it had woodened
we had woodened
you had woodened
they had woodened
Future
I will wooden
you will wooden
he/she/it will wooden
we will wooden
you will wooden
they will wooden
Future Perfect
I will have woodened
you will have woodened
he/she/it will have woodened
we will have woodened
you will have woodened
they will have woodened
Future Continuous
I will be woodening
you will be woodening
he/she/it will be woodening
we will be woodening
you will be woodening
they will be woodening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been woodening
you have been woodening
he/she/it has been woodening
we have been woodening
you have been woodening
they have been woodening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been woodening
you will have been woodening
he/she/it will have been woodening
we will have been woodening
you will have been woodening
they will have been woodening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been woodening
you had been woodening
he/she/it had been woodening
we had been woodening
you had been woodening
they had been woodening
Conditional
I would wooden
you would wooden
he/she/it would wooden
we would wooden
you would wooden
they would wooden
Past Conditional
I would have woodened
you would have woodened
he/she/it would have woodened
we would have woodened
you would have woodened
they would have woodened
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.wooden - made or consisting of (entirely or in part) or employing wood; "a wooden box"; "an ancient cart with wooden wheels"
woody - made of or containing or resembling wood; "woody plants"; "perennial herbs with woody stems"; "a woody taste"
2.wooden - lacking ease or grace; "the actor's performance was wooden"; "a wooden smile"
awkward - lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance; "an awkward dancer"; "an awkward gesture"; "too awkward with a needle to make her own clothes"; "his clumsy fingers produced an awkward knot"

wooden

adjective
1. made of wood, timber, woody, of wood, ligneous the shop's bare brick walls and wooden floorboards
2. awkward, stiff, rigid, clumsy, lifeless, stilted, ungainly, gauche, gawky, inelegant, graceless, maladroit The film is marred by the wooden acting of the star.
awkward flowing, elegant, flexible, graceful, supple, nimble, agile, comely, lissom(e)
3. expressionless, empty, dull, blank, vacant, lifeless, deadpan, colourless, glassy, unresponsive, unemotional, emotionless, spiritless It's hard to tell from his wooden expression whether he's happy or sad.

wooden

adjective
1. So rigidly constrained, formal, or awkward as to lack all grace and spontaneity:
2. Lacking responsiveness or alertness:
Translations
خَشَبِيّمَصنوع من الخَشَب
dřevěný
træ-
ligna
puinenpuiseva
drven
fa-fából való
tré-, úr tré
木製の
나무로 된
drevený
lesen
av trä
ที่ทำจากไม้
ağaç/tahtatahtadan
làm bằng gỗ

wooden

[ˈwʊdn]
A. ADJ
1. (= made of wood) → de madera
2. (fig) (= lacking expression) [actor, performance] → acartonado, inexpresivo; [face, person] → rígido, inexpresivo; [style] → seco, poco expresivo
B. CPD wooden horse Ncaballo m de madera
wooden leg Npierna f de madera, pata f de palo
wooden spoon Ncuchara f de palo (fig) → premio m de consolación

wooden

[ˈwʊdən] adj
(= made of wood) [chair, table, floor, house, door] → en bois
(fig) [acting, actor] → raide; [expression] → de marbrewooden leg njambe f de boiswooden spoon n
(lit) (for cooking)cuiller f en bois
(British) (fig) (in race, competition)cuiller f en bois

wooden

adj
Holz-; wooden chairHolzstuhl m; the wooden horsedas hölzerne Pferd
(fig) expression, smile, manner, performance, actinghölzern; (pej: = dull) personalitysteif

wooden

:
wooden spoon
n (lit)Holzlöffel m, → hölzerner Löffel; (fig)Trostpreis m
woodenware
nHolzwaren pl

wooden

[ˈwʊdn] adj
a. (made of wood) → di legno
b. (fig) (movements, manner) → impacciato/a, rigido/a; (face, stare) → inespressivo/a; (personality) → goffo/a
to give a wooden performance (actor) → recitare in maniera impacciata

wood

(wud) noun
1. (also adjective) (of) the material of which the trunk and branches of trees are composed. My desk is (made of) wood; She gathered some wood for the fire; I like the smell of a wood fire.
2. (often in plural) a group of growing trees. They went for a walk in the woods.
3. a golf-club whose head is made of wood.
ˈwooded adjective
(of land) covered with trees. a wooded hillside.
ˈwooden adjective
made of wood. three wooden chairs.
ˈwoody adjective
1. covered with trees. woody countryside.
2. (of a smell etc) of or like wood.
ˈwood carving noun
the art of carving wood.
ˈwoodcut noun
a print made by pressing a block of wood with design cut on it onto paper.
ˈwoodcutter noun
a person whose job is felling trees.
ˈwoodland noun
land covered with woods. a stretch of woodland.
ˈwoodlouseplural ˈwoodlice noun
a tiny creature with a jointed shell, found under stones etc.
ˈwoodpecker noun
a type of bird which pecks holes in the bark of trees, searching for insects.
ˈwood pulp noun
pulp from wood that can be used for making paper.
ˈwoodwind (-wind) noun
(in an orchestra, the group of people who play) wind instruments made of wood.
ˈwoodwork noun
1. the art of making things from wood; carpentry. He did woodwork at school.
2. the wooden part of any structure. The woodwork in the house is rotting.
ˈwoodwormplurals ˈwoodworm, ~woodworms noun
the larva of a certain type of beetle, which bores into wood and destroys it.
out of the wood(s)
out of danger.

wooden

خَشَبِيّ dřevěný træ- hölzern ξύλινος de madera puinen en bois drven di legno 木製の 나무로 된 houten tre- drewniany de madeira деревянный av trä ที่ทำจากไม้ ağaç/tahta làm bằng gỗ 木质的
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