I. adjective Date: 1839 used for woodworking II. noun Date: 1858 the act, process, or occupation of working wood into a useful or desired form • woodworker noun

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  • Woodworking — is the process of building, making or carving something using wood. History Along with stone, mud, and animal parts, wood was certainly one of the first materials worked by primitive human beings. Microwear analysis of the Mousterian stone tools… …   Wikipedia

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  • woodworking — /wood werr king/, n. 1. the act or art of working wood. adj. 2. pertaining to or used for shaping wood: woodworking tools. [1870 75; WOOD1 + WORKING] * * * …   Universalium

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  • woodworking — /ˈwʊdwɜkɪŋ/ (say woodwerking) noun 1. the art or craft of someone who works in wood. –adjective 2. relating to or used for shaping wood: woodworking tools. {woodwork + ing1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • woodworking — 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

  • woodworking — noun The crafts of carpentry, cabinet making and related skills of making things from wood …   Wiktionary

  • woodworking — n. carpentry …   English contemporary dictionary

  • woodworking — wood•work•ing [[t]ˈwʊdˌwɜr kɪŋ[/t]] n. 1) bui the act or art of working wood 2) bui pertaining to or used for shaping wood • Etymology: 1870–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • woodworking — noun the craft of a carpenter: making things out of wood • Syn: ↑carpentry, ↑woodwork • Derivationally related forms: ↑carpenter (for: ↑carpentry) • Members of this Topic: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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