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Idioms for wood

Origin of wood

1
before 900; Middle English; Old English wudu, earlier widu; cognate with Old Norse vithr, Old High German witu, Old Irish fid

SYNONYMS FOR wood

7 See forest.

OTHER WORDS FROM wood

wood·less, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for wooding (1 of 3)

Wood
/ (wʊd) /

noun

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)

British Dictionary definitions for wooding (2 of 3)

wood1
/ (wʊd) /

noun

verb

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

Derived forms of wood

woodless, adjective

Word Origin for wood

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

British Dictionary definitions for wooding (3 of 3)

wood2
/ (wʊd) /

adjective

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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Scientific definitions for wooding

wood
[ wud ]

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.

Other words from wood

woody adjective
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