Woodwork
Woodwork Wood"work`, n. Work made of wood; that part of any structure which is wrought of wood. [1913 Webster]

{Out of the woodwork} Appearing suddenly, as if from within the walls. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • woodwork — [wood′wʉrk΄] n. 1. work done in wood 2. things made of wood, esp. the interior moldings, doors, stairs, etc. of a house come out of the woodwork or crawl out of the woodwork Informal to come out of hiding or obscurity [candidates continued to… …   English World dictionary

  • woodwork — ► NOUN 1) the wooden parts of a room, building, or other structure. 2) Brit. the activity or skill of making things from wood. ● come out of the woodwork Cf. ↑come out of the woodwork DERIVATIVES woodworker noun …   English terms dictionary

  • woodwork — article made of wood, 1640s, from WOOD (Cf. wood) (n.) + WORK (Cf. work) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • woodwork — [[t]w ʊdwɜː(r)k[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT You can refer to the doors and other wooden parts of a house as the woodwork. I love the living room, with its dark woodwork, oriental rugs, and chunky furniture... He could see the glimmer of fresh paint on the… …   English dictionary

  • woodwork — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ exterior, interior ▪ carved ▪ elaborately/intricately carved woodwork VERB + WOODWORK ▪ paint, varnish …   Collocations dictionary

  • woodwork — wood|work [ˈwudwə:k US wə:rk] n [U] 1.) BrE woodwork|ing AmE [ˈwudwə:kıŋ US ə:r ] the skill or activity of making wooden objects →↑carpentry 2.) the parts of a house or room that are made of wood 3.) crawl/come out of the woodwork if someone… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • woodwork — noun (U) 1 BrE wood work.ing AmE the skill or activity of making wooden objects 2 the parts of a house or room that are made of wood: The woodwork needs painting. 3 crawl/come out of the woodwork if people you don t like crawl out of the woodwork …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • woodwork — UK [ˈwʊdˌwɜː(r)k] / US [ˈwʊdˌwɜrk] noun [uncountable] 1) a) the wooden parts of a house or room, for example the doors, the frames around windows etc freshly painted woodwork b) informal the frame of a goal, especially in football McLean s shot… …   English dictionary

  • woodwork — wood|work [ wud,wɜrk ] noun uncount 1. ) the wooden parts of a house or room, for example the doors, the frames around windows, etc.: freshly painted woodwork a ) INFORMAL the frame of a goal, especially in soccer 2. ) the activity or skill of… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • woodwork — /wood werrk /, n. 1. objects or parts made of wood. 2. the interior wooden fittings, esp. of a house, as doors, stairways, or moldings. 3. come out of the woodwork, Informal. to appear or materialize suddenly and unexpectedly: Since mortgage… …   Universalium

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