wooden

[ wood-n ]
/ ˈwʊd n /
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adjective

consisting or made of wood; wood: a wooden ship.
stiff, ungainly, or awkward: a wooden gait.
without spirit, animation, or awareness.
dull or stupid.
indicating the fifth event of a series, as a wedding anniversary.

Nearby words

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

Origin of wooden

First recorded in 1530–40; wood1 + -en2

SYNONYMS FOR wooden
Related formswood·en·ly, adverbwood·en·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for woodenly

wooden

/ (ˈwʊdən) /

adjective

verb

(tr) Australian slang to fell or kill (a person or animal)
Derived Formswoodenly, adverbwoodenness, noun

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Word Origin and History for woodenly

wooden

adj.

1530s, from wood (n.) + -en (2). Figurative use by 1560s. Related: Woodenly; woodenness.

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