verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of wood1
Synonyms for wood
Examples from the Web for woods
Contemporary Examples of woods
“Scratch a liberal, find a fascist every time,” Woods tweeted in April.How James Woods Became Obama’s Biggest Twitter Troll
December 31, 2014
Woods were shredded, the earth trembled and the ground exploded in showers of stone and red-hot metal splinters.Hitler’s Hail Mary
James A. Warren
December 20, 2014
Corden has actually been attached to Into the Woods since the first reading of the screenplay two-and-a-half years ago.
He becomes especially earnest when the conversation turns to his role as The Baker in Into the Woods.
The Into the Woods director, it soon becomes clear, is itching to get something off his chest.Rob Marshall Defends ‘Into the Woods’
December 9, 2014
Historical Examples of woods
And the wild ducklings are out on the pool, and the woods are full of song.The Armourer's Prentices
Charlotte M. Yonge
And that day in the woods I thought something had come between us.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
A party of sailors, headed by an officer, came out of the woods, and headed for the shore.Brave and Bold
If they've hunted the woods around here all day, no use in me doing it by night.Way of the Lawless
I had heard the note in the woods, and directed his attention to it.
- 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.