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  Dictionary Definition of wood

Wood
noun
1. ( Edwin ) Carl ( yle ), born 1929, Australian gynaecologist; pioneer of in-vitro fertilisation in Australia.
2. Eleanor Sophia (' Diamond Lil '), 1871--1962, Australian eccentric and benefactor.
3. George Arnold, 1865--1928, Australian historian, born in England.
4. Gordon Leslie, 1890--1953, Australian economist.
5. Grant, 1892--1942, US painter.
6. Mrs Henry ( Ellen Price ), 1814--87, English novelist and editor; noted for the melodramatic novel East Lynne (1861).
7. Sir Henry Joseph, 1869--1944, English musician and conductor.
8. Mervyn Thomas, born 1917, Australian Olympic sculler; later NSW Police Commissioner.
9. Natalie ( Natasha Gurdin ), 1938--81, US film actor.
wood [1]
noun
1. the hard, fibrous substance composing most of the stem and branches of a tree or shrub, and lying beneath the bark; the xylem.
2. the trunks or main stems of trees as suitable for architectural and other purposes; timber or lumber.
3. firewood.
4. the cask, barrel, or keg in which wine, beer, or spirits are stored, as distinguished from the bottle: aged in the wood.
5. Printing a woodblock (def. 1).
6. Music a. a wooden wind instrument. b. such instruments collectively in a band or orchestra; woodwind.
7. ( often plural ) a large and thick collection of growing trees, usually less extensive than a forest.
8. Golf a club with a wooden head.
9. Tennis, etc. the frame part of a racquet, usually made of wood.
10. Bowls bowl2 (def. 1).
-- adjective
11. made of wood; wooden.
12. used to store or carry wood.
13. used to cut, carve, or otherwise shape wood.
14. dwelling or growing in woods: a wood owl.
-- verb (t)
15. to cover or plant with trees.
16. to supply with wood; get supplies of wood for.
-- verb (i)
17. to take in or get supplies of wood.
-- phrase
18. out of the wood, disengaged or escaped from a series of difficulties or dangers.
19. can't see the wood for the trees, to be unable to distinguish the essential or cardinal points of a problem, situation, or the like, from the mass of detail.
20. have the wood on someone, Colloquial to be in possession of evidence or information which can be used to damage (someone).
[ME; OE wudu, earlier widu, c. Icel. vidhr, OHG witu, OIrish fid ]
-- woodless, adjective