[woo d-id]


covered with or abounding in woods or trees.

Nearby words

  1. woodcrafter,
  2. woodcraftsman,
  3. woodcreeper,
  4. woodcut,
  5. woodcutter,
  6. wooden,
  7. wooden horse,
  8. wooden indian,
  9. wooden shoe,
  10. wooden spoon

Origin of wooded

First recorded in 1595–1605; wood1 + -ed3

Related formsun·wood·ed, adjectivewell-wood·ed, adjective


[woo d]


the hard, fibrous substance composing most of the stem and branches of a tree or shrub, and lying beneath the bark; the xylem.
the trunks or main stems of trees as suitable for architectural and other purposes; timber or lumber.
the cask, barrel, or keg, as distinguished from the bottle: aged in the wood.
  1. a woodwind instrument.
  2. the section of a band or orchestra composed of woodwinds.
Often woods. (used with a singular or plural verb) a large and thick collection of growing trees; a grove or forest: They picnicked in the woods.
Golf. a club with a wooden head, as a driver, brassie, spoon, or baffy for hitting long shots.Compare iron(def 5).


made of wood; wooden.
used to store, work, or carry wood: a wood chisel.
dwelling or growing in woods: wood bird.

verb (used with object)

to cover or plant with trees.
to supply with wood; get supplies of wood for.

verb (used without object)

to take in or get supplies of wood (often followed by up): to wood up before the approach of winter.

Origin of wood

before 900; Middle English; Old English wudu, earlier widu; cognate with Old Norse vithr, Old High German witu, Old Irish fid

Related formswood·less, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for wooded



covered with or abounding in woods or trees
(in combination) having wood of a specified charactera soft-wooded tree



Mrs Henry, married name of Ellen Price . 1814–87, British novelist, noted esp for the melodramatic novel East Lynne (1861)
Sir Henry (Joseph). 1869–1944, English conductor, who founded the Promenade Concerts in London
John, known as the Elder . 1707–54, British architect and town planner, working mainly in Bath, where he designed the North and South Parades (1728) and the Circus (1754)
his son, John, known as the Younger . 1727–82, British architect: designed the Royal Crescent (1767–71) and the Assembly Rooms (1769–71), Bath
Ralph. 1715–72, British potter, working in Staffordshire, who made the first toby jug (1762)




the hard fibrous substance consisting of xylem tissue that occurs beneath the bark in trees, shrubs, and similar plantsRelated adjectives: ligneous, xyloid
the trunks of trees that have been cut and prepared for use as a building material
a collection of trees, shrubs, herbs, grasses, etc, usually dominated by one or a few species of tree: usually smaller than a forestan oak wood Related adjective: sylvan
fuel; firewood
  1. 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
  2. (as modifier)a wood shot
tennis squash badminton the frame of a rackethe hit a winning shot off the wood
one of the biased wooden bowls used in the game of bowls
music short for woodwind See also woods (def. 3)
  1. casks, barrels, etc, made of wood
  2. from the wood(of a beverage) from a wooden container rather than a metal or glass one
have the wood on or have got the wood on Australian and NZ informal to have an advantage over
out of the wood or out of the woods clear of or safe from dangers or doubtswe're not out of the wood yet
see the wood for the trees (used with a negative) to obtain a general view of a situation, problem, etc, without allowing details to cloud one's analysishe can't see the wood for the trees
(modifier) made of, used for, employing, or handling wooda wood fire
(modifier) dwelling in, concerning, or situated in a wooda wood nymph


(tr) to plant a wood upon
to supply or be supplied with fuel or firewood
See also woods

Derived Formswoodless, adjective

Word Origin for wood

Old English widu, wudu; related to Old High German witu, Old Norse vithr




obsolete raging or raving like a maniac

Word Origin for wood

Old English wōd; related to Old High German wuot (German Wut), Old Norse ōthr, Gothic wōths, Latin vātēs seer

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Word Origin and History for wooded
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Science definitions for wooded



The thick xylem of trees and shrubs, resulting from secondary growth by the vascular cambium, which produces new layers of living xylem. The accumulated living xylem is the sapwood. The older, dead xylem in the interior of the tree forms the heartwood. Often each cycle of growth of new wood is evident as a growth ring. The main components of wood are cellulose and lignin.
Related formswoody adjective

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