Wooden wedding
Wooden Wood"en, a. 1. Made or consisting of wood; pertaining to, or resembling, wood; as, a wooden box; a wooden leg; a wooden wedding. [1913 Webster]

2. Clumsy; awkward; ungainly; stiff; spiritless. [1913 Webster]

When a bold man is out of countenance, he makes a very wooden figure on it. --Collier. [1913 Webster]

His singing was, I confess, a little wooden. --G. MacDonald. [1913 Webster]

{Wooden spoon}. (a) (Cambridge University, Eng.) The last junior optime who takes a university degree, -- denoting one who is only fit to stay at home and stir porridge. ``We submit that a wooden spoon of our day would not be justified in calling Galileo and Napier blockheads because they never heard of the differential calculus.'' --Macaulay. (b) In some American colleges, the lowest appointee of the junior year; sometimes, one especially popular in his class, without reference to scholarship. Formerly, it was a custom for classmates to present to this person a wooden spoon with formal ceremonies.

{Wooden ware}, a general name for buckets, bowls, and other articles of domestic use, made of wood.

{Wooden wedding}. See under {Wedding}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Wooden — Wood en, a. 1. Made or consisting of wood; pertaining to, or resembling, wood; as, a wooden box; a wooden leg; a wooden wedding. [1913 Webster] 2. Clumsy; awkward; ungainly; stiff; spiritless. [1913 Webster] When a bold man is out of countenance …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wooden spoon — Wooden Wood en, a. 1. Made or consisting of wood; pertaining to, or resembling, wood; as, a wooden box; a wooden leg; a wooden wedding. [1913 Webster] 2. Clumsy; awkward; ungainly; stiff; spiritless. [1913 Webster] When a bold man is out of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wooden ware — Wooden Wood en, a. 1. Made or consisting of wood; pertaining to, or resembling, wood; as, a wooden box; a wooden leg; a wooden wedding. [1913 Webster] 2. Clumsy; awkward; ungainly; stiff; spiritless. [1913 Webster] When a bold man is out of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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