I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English wōd insane; akin to Old High German wuot madness — more at vatic Date: before 12th century archaic violently mad II. noun Etymology: Middle English wode, from Old English widu, wudu; akin to Old High German witu wood, Old Irish fid tree Date: before 12th century 1. a. a dense growth of trees usually greater in extent than a grove and smaller than a forest — often used in plural butsingular or plural in construction b. woodland 2. a. the hard fibrous substance consisting basically of xylem that makes up the greater part of the stems, branches, and roots of trees or shrubs beneath the bark and is found to a limited extent in herbaceous plants b. wood suitable or prepared for some use (as burning or building) 3. a. something made of wood b. a golf club having a thick wooden head; also a golf club having a similar head made of metal III. adjective Date: 14th century 1. wooden 2. suitable for cutting or working with wood <
a wood saw
3. (or woods) living, growing, or existing in woods <
woods trails
IV. Date: 1630 intransitive verb to gather or take on wood transitive verb to cover with a growth of trees or plant with trees

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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