Origin of woody1
- a station wagon having wood or simulated-wood panels on the outside of the body.
Origin of woody2
- a male given name, form of Woodrow.
- A(lfred) B(ertram), Jr.,1901–91, U.S. novelist.
- Sir (William) Tyrone,1900–71, English stage director and producer.
- Woodrow WilsonWoody, 1912–67, U.S. folk singer.
- a city in central Oklahoma: the former state capital.
- a male given name.
- WoodrowWoody, 1913–1987, U.S. jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, and bandleader.
- a male given name: from Old English words meaning “army” and “ man.”
Examples from the Web for woody
Contemporary Examples of woody
So with Woody, his first 3-5 films will be your favorites, or your first 3-5 Sam Shepard plays will be your favorites.
I would have never predicted when I saw Cheers that Woody Harrelson was going to be one of the great actors of this generation.
Wally said, “One day, Woody Allen will pass, and people will wonder if he really lived.”
Woody Allen once remarked that 80 or 90 % of life was just showing up.Why We Should Delay The Israel-Palestinian Peace Process
Aaron David Miller
December 19, 2014
But Willie Watson is a throwback to the days of Woody Guthrie and early Bob Dylan.The Best Albums of 2014
December 13, 2014
Historical Examples of woody
They passed over the Blue Ridge where it breaks south into woody hills.The Trail Book
Some species are very large, some are small, some fleshy, and some are corky or woody.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise
M. E. Hard
Plants are perpetuated by seeds, by bulbs, and by woody parts.Boy Scouts Handbook
Boy Scouts of America
Dendrophilous: species that live in woody tissue, or on trees.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
There was only in sight a woody hill, and below it a stream to cross.The Life, Public Services and Select Speeches of Rutherford B. Hayes
James Quay Howard
- abounding in or covered with forest or woods
- connected with, belonging to, or situated in a wood
- consisting of or containing wood or ligninwoody tissue; woody stems
- resembling wood in hardness or texture
- Samuel. 1782–1848, US chemist: invented percussion priming powder and a punch lock for exploding it, and discovered chloroform (1831)
- Sir (William) Tyrone . 1900–71, English theatrical director
- Woody, full name Woodrow Wilson Guthrie. 1912–67, US folk singer and songwriter. His songs include "So Long, it's been Good to Know you" (1940) and "This Land is your Land" (1944)
Word Origin and History for woody
late 14c., "overgrown with trees and shrubs," from wood (n.) + -y (2). Of plants, "having a stem of wood," from 1570s. As a name for a kind of station wagon with wood panels, by 1961, U.S. surfer slang (real wood exterior panels were rare after 1951 and the last use of real wood was in the 1953 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon). Slang meaning "erection" attested by 1990 (for hardness).
- 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.