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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
1. To fuel with wood.
2. To cover with trees; forest.
To gather or be supplied with wood.
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.
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.]
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.
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.
(Placename) Lake of the Woods See Lake of the Woods
(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
Lake of the, Lake of the Woods.
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|Noun||1.||woods - 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
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