Origin of wooded
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
Related Words for woodedlumbering, sylvan, woody, uncut, arboraceous, jungly, timbered, treed, arboreous
Examples from the Web for wooded
Contemporary Examples of wooded
We walked single-file toward a wooded area, the two rifles positioned as reassuring bookends.Walking With Wildebeests: Exploring the Serengeti on Foot
July 9, 2013
I grew up in western Oregon, just outside Eugene, on 27 wooded acres that served as my playground.Benjamin Percy: How I Write
June 5, 2013
On March 12, police found two unexploded bombs in a wooded area near Pine Street and Tower Hill Drive.Was this the First Clue about the Boston Terrorists?
April 21, 2013
He ignored me and soon stopped at a wooded area along the railroad tracks in the Bronx.Raped by a Teacher: One Woman’s Tragic Past at the Horace Mann School
September 19, 2012
The clothes are worn by 10 models of color as they stand against a wooded backdrop.Chanel, Armani, and Givenchy Present Their Haute-Couture Collections in Paris
July 4, 2012
Historical Examples of wooded
In the dusk of the wooded shades behind him huddled the group of slaves.In the Valley
In a wooded country you will not take the time to fool with tent-poles.The Forest
Stewart Edward White
It lay on a steep slope, which terminated in a wooded plain.A Comedy of Marriage and Other Tales
Guy De Maupassant
Fyles had permitted his gaze to wander down the wooded course of the river.The Law-Breakers
From a wooded valley beyond a low range came a call for help.The Hammer of Thor
Charles Willard Diffin
- 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.