verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- out of a dangerous, perplexing, or difficult situation; secure; safe.
- no longer in precarious health or critical condition; out of danger and recovering.
Origin of wood1
Synonyms for wood
Origin of wood2
Related Words for woodlumber, woodland, timber, grove, woods, thicket, copse, weald, trees, timberland
Examples from the Web for wood
Contemporary Examples of wood
A worn couch sitting squarely before a wood veneer wall, accented by the head of a deer.#Setinthestreet: Your Street Corner Is Their Art Project
December 24, 2014
Upstairs, in the living room, splintered logs of hemlock cackled and spat from inside the wood stove.Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau
December 20, 2014
Conestoga Wood Specialties Corporation A Pennsylvania-based wood cabinet and specialty products manufacturer.The 26 Next Hobby Lobbys
December 17, 2014
You can practically smell the sugar maples and wood violets.The Best Albums of 2014
December 13, 2014
Therefore in our view we need to talk about our wood management before any other factor in the maturation of The Macallan.Why Natural Color Is So Crucial To Understanding A Whisky’s Flavors
December 10, 2014
Historical Examples of wood
A party of fugitives were to meet her in a wood, that she might conduct them North.Harriet, The Moses of Her People
Sarah H. Bradford
It left three deep dents in the wood, and the door was kicked open again.Way of the Lawless
I dismounted, and went forward to strike it with a piece of wood.
But is there no gate because we find none on the edge of the wood where it seemed to lie?Weighed and Wanting
I can but see an old rusty nail, with bits of stone and slips of wood.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
- a long-shafted club with a broad wooden or metal head, used for driving: numbered from 1 to 7 according to size, angle of face, etc
- (as modifier)a wood shot
- casks, barrels, etc, made of wood
- from the wood(of a beverage) from a wooden container rather than a metal or glass one
Word Origin for wood
Word Origin for wood
Old English wudu, earlier widu "tree, trees collectively, the substance of which trees are made," from Proto-Germanic *widuz (cf. Old Norse viðr, Danish and Swedish ved "tree, wood," Old High German witu "wood"), perhaps from PIE *widhu- "tree, wood" (cf. Welsh gwydd "trees," Gaelic fiodh- "wood, timber," Old Irish fid "tree, wood"). Woodsy is from 1860. Out of the woods "safe" is from 1792.
"violently insane" (now obsolete), from Old English wod "mad, frenzied," from Proto-Germanic *woth- (cf. Gothic woþs "possessed, mad," Old High German wuot "mad, madness," German wut "rage, fury"), from PIE *wet- "to blow, inspire, spiritually arouse;" source of Latin vates "seer, poet," Old Irish faith "poet;" "with a common element of mental excitement" [Buck]. Cf. Old English woþ "sound, melody, song," and Old Norse oðr "poetry," and the god-name Odin.