Definitions of wood
  1. noun
    the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
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    wood that is steamed until it becomes pliable and then is shaped for use in making furniture
    straight-grained durable and often resinous white to yellowish timber of any of numerous trees of the genus Pinus
    wood of a larch tree
    nonresinous wood of a fir tree
    cedar, cedarwood
    durable aromatic wood of any of numerous cedar trees; especially wood of the red cedar often used for cedar chests
    light soft moderately strong wood of spruce trees; used especially for timbers and millwork
    soft coarse splintery wood of a hemlock tree especially the western hemlock
    wood of any of various cypress trees especially of the genus Cupressus
    the soft reddish wood of either of two species of sequoia trees
    citronwood, sandarac
    durable fragrant wood; used in building (as in the roof of the cathedral at Cordova, Spain)
    white close-grained wood of a tree of the genus Agathis especially Agathis australis
    the yellow wood of any of various yellowwood trees
    wood of a yew; especially the durable fine-grained light brown or red wood of the English yew valued for cabinetwork and archery bows
    durable straight-grained wood of the lacewood tree; used for building and cabinetwork and tools
    true tulipwood, tulipwood, white poplar, whitewood, yellow poplar
    light easily worked wood of a tulip tree; used for furniture and veneer
    handsomely striped or mottled wood of the zebrawood tree; used especially for cabinetwork
    cocoswood, cocuswood, granadilla wood
    wood of the granadilla tree used for making musical instruments especially clarinets
    wood of the shittah tree used to make the ark of the Hebrew Tabernacle
    sabicu, sabicu wood
    the wood of the sabicu which resembles mahogany
    the hard woody stems of bamboo plants; used in construction and crafts and fishing poles
    the variegated or showily striped ornamental wood of various tulipwood trees
    balsa, balsa wood
    strong lightweight wood of the balsa tree used especially for floats
    silver quandong
    pale easily worked timber from the quandong tree
    the wood of an African obeche tree; used especially for veneering
    basswood, linden
    soft light-colored wood of any of various linden trees; used in making crates and boxes and in carving and millwork
    any of several heavy hard reddish chiefly tropical woods of the families Casuarinaceae and Proteaceae; some used for cabinetwork
    briarwood, brier-wood, brierwood
    wood from the hard woody root of the briar Erica arborea; used to make tobacco pipes
    beech, beechwood
    wood of any of various beech trees; used for flooring and containers and plywood and tool handles
    wood of any of various chestnut trees of the genus Castanea
    the hard durable wood of any oak; used especially for furniture and flooring
    hard close-grained wood of any of various birch trees; used especially in furniture and interior finishes and plywood
    wood of any of various alder trees; resistant to underwater rot; used for bridges etc
    the fine-grained wood of a hazelnut tree (genus Corylus) and the hazel tree (Australian genus Pomaderris)
    hard yellow often variegated wood of an olive tree; used in cabinetwork
    strong elastic wood of any of various ash trees; used for furniture and tool handles and sporting goods such as baseball bats
    exceptionally tough or hard wood of any of a number of ironwood trees
    hard dark-brown wood of any of various walnut trees; used especially for furniture and paneling
    valuable tough heavy hardwood from various hickory trees
    wood of a pecan tree
    relatively hard durable timber from the Queen's crape myrtle; light reddish brown, smooth and lustrous
    gum, gumwood
    wood or lumber from any of various gum trees especially the sweet gum
    wood of any of various eucalyptus trees valued as timber
    pale soft wood of a tupelo tree especially the water gum
    wood of any poon tree; used for masts and spars
    red lauan
    hard heavy red wood of the red lauan tree; often sold as Philippine mahogany
    elm, elmwood
    hard tough wood of an elm tree; used for e.g. implements and furniture
    heavy wood of various brazilwood trees; used for violin bows and as dyewoods
    hardwood from any of various locust trees
    very hard brown to brownish-red heartwood of a logwood tree; used in preparing a purplish red dye
    hard dark reddish wood of a rosewood tree having a strongly marked grain; used in cabinetwork
    handsome violet-streaked wood of the kingwood tree; used especially in cabinetwork
    granadilla wood
    dark red hardwood derived from the cocobolo and used in making musical instruments e.g. clarinets
    very dark wood of any of several blackwood trees
    Panama redwood, quira
    hard heavy red wood of a quira tree
    red sandalwood, ruby wood
    hard durable wood of red sandalwood trees (Pterocarpus santalinus); prized for cabinetwork
    black locust
    strong stiff wood of a black-locust tree; very resistant to decay
    wood of any of various cherry trees especially the black cherry
    wood of various fruit trees (as apple or cherry or pear) used especially in cabinetwork
    hard tough elastic wood of the lemonwood tree; used for making bows and fishing rods
    incense wood
    fragrant wood of two incense trees of the genus Protium
    wood of any of various mahogany trees; much used for cabinetwork and furniture
    hard yellowish wood of a satinwood tree having a satiny luster; used for fine cabinetwork and tools
    fine-grained wood of an orange tree; used in fine woodwork
    wood of a citron tree
    guaiac wood, guaiacum wood
    heartwood of a palo santo; yields an aromatic oil used in perfumes
    guaiac, guaiacum, lignum vitae
    hard greenish-brown wood of the lignum vitae tree and other trees of the genus Guaiacum
    soft light-colored non-durable wood of the poplar
    close-grained fragrant yellowish heartwood of the true sandalwood; has insect repelling properties and is used for carving and cabinetwork
    Turkish boxwood, boxwood
    very hard tough close-grained light yellow wood of the box (particularly the common box); used in delicate woodwork: musical instruments and inlays and engraving blocks
    wood of any of various maple trees; especially the hard close-grained wood of the sugar maple; used especially for furniture and flooring
    wood of a sumac
    hard dark-colored heartwood of the ebony tree; used in cabinetwork and for piano keys
    lacewood, sycamore
    variably colored and sometimes variegated hard tough elastic wood of a sycamore tree
    teak, teakwood
    hard strong durable yellowish-brown wood of teak trees; resistant to insects and to warping; used for furniture and in shipbuilding
    hard tough wood of any dogwood of the genus Cornus; resembles boxwood
    newly formed outer wood lying between the cambium and the heartwood of a tree or woody plant; usually light colored; active in water conduction
    duramen, heartwood
    the older inactive central wood of a tree or woody plant; usually darker and denser than the surrounding sapwood
    the wood cut from a tree burl or outgrowth; often used decoratively in veneer
    the wood from bushes or small branches
    cabinet wood
    moderately dense wood used for cabinetwork
    wood that is floating or that has been washed ashore
    a segment of the trunk of a tree when stripped of branches
    wood suitable for making matchsticks
    matchwood, splinters
    wood in small pieces or splinters
    fine particles of wood made by sawing wood
    slender flexible branches or twigs (especially of willow or some canes); used for wickerwork
    any wood from which dye is obtained
    the wood of broad-leaved dicotyledonous trees (as distinguished from the wood of conifers)
    deal, softwood
    wood that is easy to saw (from conifers such as pine or fir)
    raw wood
    wood that is not finished or painted
    a hard cross-grained round piece of wood in a board where a branch emerged
    knotty pine
    pine lumber with many knots; used especially for paneling and furniture
    white pine
    soft white wood of white pine trees
    yellow pine
    hard yellowish wood of a yellow pine
    red cedar
    fragrant reddish wood of any of various red cedar trees
    douglas fir
    strong durable timber of a douglas fir
    cypress pine
    any of several evergreen trees or shrubs of Australia and northern New Caledonia
    Port Orford cedar
    the wood of the Port Orford cedar tree
    coniferous shrub or small tree with berrylike cones
    redwood, sequoia
    either of two huge coniferous California trees that reach a height of 300 feet; sometimes placed in the Taxodiaceae
    Taxodium distichum, bald cypress, pond bald cypress, southern cypress, swamp cypress
    common cypress of southeastern United States having trunk expanded at base; found in coastal swamps and flooding river bottoms
    Taxodium ascendens, bald cypress, pond cypress
    smaller than and often included in the closely related Taxodium distichum
    Mexican swamp cypress, Montezuma cypress, Taxodium mucronatum
    cypress of river valleys of Mexican highlands
    Callitris quadrivalvis, Tetraclinis articulata, sandarac, sandarac tree
    large coniferous evergreen tree of North Africa and Spain having flattened branches and scalelike leaves yielding a hard fragrant wood; bark yields a resin used in varnishes
    fumed oak
    oak given a weathered appearance by exposure to fumes of ammonia; used for cabinetwork
    holm oak
    hard wood of the holm oak tree
    hazelwood, red gum, satin walnut, sweet gum
    reddish-brown wood and lumber from heartwood of the sweet gum tree used to make furniture
    Andaman redwood, amboyna
    mottled curly-grained wood of Pterocarpus indicus
    wood of any of various apple trees of the genus Malus
    Philippine mahogany
    red hardwood of the Philippine mahogany tree used for cigar boxes and interior finish
    cigar-box cedar
    fragrant wood much used for cigar boxes
    bird's-eye maple
    maple wood having a wavy grain with eyelike markings
    nurse log
    a large decomposing tree trunk that has fallen, usually in a forest; the decaying wood provides moisture and nutrients for a variety of insects and plants
    saw log
    log large enough to be sawed into boards
    softwood used to make paper
    type of:
    plant material, plant substance
    material derived from plants
  2. noun
    the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area
    synonyms: forest, woods
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    a small wooded area
    a small growth of trees without underbrush
    an impenetrable equatorial forest
    rain forest, rainforest
    a forest with heavy annual rainfall
    old growth, virgin forest
    forest or woodland having a mature or overly mature ecosystem more or less uninfluenced by human activity
    second growth
    a second growth of trees covering an area where the original stand was destroyed by fire or cutting
    temperate rain forest
    a rain forest in a temperate area
    selva, tropical rain forest
    a rain forest in a tropical area
    type of:
    botany, flora, vegetation
    all the plant life in a particular region or period
  3. noun
    any wind instrument other than the brass instruments
    synonyms: woodwind, woodwind instrument
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    beating-reed instrument, reed, reed instrument
    a musical instrument that sounds by means of a vibrating reed
    flute, transverse flute
    a high-pitched woodwind instrument; a slender tube closed at one end with finger holes on one end and an opening near the closed end across which the breath is blown
    double reed, double-reed instrument
    a woodwind that has a pair of joined reeds that vibrate together
    a small high-pitched flute similar to a piccolo; has a shrill tone and is used chiefly to accompany drums in a marching band
    a reed that does not fit closely over the aperture
    nose flute
    a flute that is played by blowing through the nostrils (used in some Asian countries)
    a small flute; pitched an octave above the standard flute
    single-reed instrument, single-reed woodwind
    a beating-reed instrument with a single reed (as a clarinet or saxophone)
    type of:
    wind, wind instrument
    a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath
  4. noun
    a golf club with a long shaft used to hit long shots; originally made with a wooden head
    “metal woods are now standard”
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    (formerly) a golfing wood with a face more elevated that a driver but less than a spoon
    driver, number one wood
    a golf club (a wood) with a near vertical face that is used for hitting long shots from the tee
    metal wood
    golf wood with a metal head instead of the traditional wooden head
    formerly a golfing wood with an elevated face
    type of:
    club, golf club, golf-club
    golf equipment used by a golfer to hit a golf ball
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