wood

noun
1 what trees are made of
ADJECTIVE
hard
soft

Pine is a soft wood.

dark

The house had dark wood floors.

light, pale
green

The wood was too green to burn.

dead, rotten, rotting

She pruned the dead wood from the tree.

natural

varnish that retains the natural wood look

seasoned
rough, smooth
painted, polished, stained, varnished
carved
solid
laminated
charred
balsa, beech, cherry, pine, etc.
… OF WOOD
bit, block, piece, plank, strip

I made a coffee table out of a few bits of wood.

pile
VERB + WOOD
carve, chop, cut, saw
be made from/in/of/out of, carve sth from/in

The cabinet is made of cherry wood.

paint, stain

She stained the wood green.

burn
gather

We gathered wood for the fire.

WOOD + VERB
splinter

the sound of splintering wood

rot

Over the years, much of the wood in the house had rotted.

burn

Dry wood burns easily.

WOOD + NOUN
chip, shavings
pulp

paper made from wood pulp

grain

The direction of the wood grain influences the composition of the carving.

carving
engraving
block (usually woodblock)

Japanese woodblock prints

frame
floor, panel, panelling/paneling, plank (esp. AmE)
veneer
finish, trim

a wardrobe in a mahogany wood finish

fire
stove (esp. AmE)
PREPOSITION
in wood

The chapel has some interesting works in wood and marble.

PHRASES
the grain of the wood

When using a plane, be sure to follow the grain of the wood.

2 (BrE) small forest
ADJECTIVE
deep, dense, thick
dark
coniferous, deciduous
ancient

the largest ancient wood in Scotland

beech, birch, oak, etc.
PREPOSITION
in a/the wood, into a/the wood

a clearing in the wood

through a/the wood
3 the woods area covered with trees
ADJECTIVE
deep, dense, thick
dark
PREPOSITION
in the wood, into the wood

a walk in the woods

We came to a clearing in the woods.

through the wood

She wandered through the woods.

PHRASES
deep in the woods

a cabin deep in the woods of Maine

the edge of the woods, the middle of the woods

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Wood — /wood/, n. 1. Grant, 1892 1942, U.S. painter. 2. Leonard, 1860 1927, U.S. military doctor and political administrator. * * * I Hard, fibrous material formed by the accumulation of secondary xylem produced by the vascular cambium. It is the… …   Universalium

  • Wood — Wood, n. [OE. wode, wude, AS. wudu, wiodu; akin to OHG. witu, Icel. vi?r, Dan. & Sw. ved wood, and probably to Ir. & Gael. fiodh, W. gwydd trees, shrubs.] [1913 Webster] 1. A large and thick collection of trees; a forest or grove; frequently used …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wood — puede referirse a: Contenido 1 Personas 2 Lugares 3 Música 4 Otros Personas Alphonso W. Wood, botánico esta …   Wikipedia Español

  • WOOD —    Wood has always been used most commonly in the construction of domestic structures that do not require the same level of durability as temples and funerary monuments, which are more typically constructed from brick or stone. Timber became more …   Historical Dictionary of Architecture

  • wood — W2S2 [wud] n ↑goggles, ↑saw, ↑wood [: Old English; Origin: wudu] 1.) [U and C] the material that trees are made of →↑wooden, woody ↑woody ▪ Put some more wood on the fire. ▪ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wood — wood1 [wood] n. [ME wode < OE wudu, earlier widu, akin to OHG wito < IE base * widhu , tree > OIr fid, Welsh gwŷdd, tree, forest] 1. [usually pl., with sing. or pl. v.] a thick growth of trees; forest or grove 2. the hard, fibrous… …   English World dictionary

  • Wood — Wood, Grant Wood, Natalie Wood, Robert Williams * * * (as used in expressions) Annie Wood Halifax, Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, 1 conde de Johnson, Robert Wood Wood Buffalo, parque nacional Wood, Grant Wood, Leonard …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • wood — [ wud ] noun *** 1. ) uncount the substance that forms the main part of a tree and is used for making things such as furniture: a piece of wood the polished dark wood of an antique table cut/chop wood: They stopped encouraging people to cut wood… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wood|y — wood|y1 «WUD ee», adjective, wood|i|er, wood|i|est. 1. having many trees; covered with trees: »a woody hillside. 2. a) of the nature of or consistin …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wood — Ridge, NJ U.S. borough in New Jersey Population (2000): 7644 Housing Units (2000): 3087 Land area (2000): 1.098509 sq. miles (2.845126 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.098509 sq. miles (2.845126 …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • wood — ► NOUN 1) the hard fibrous material forming the main substance of the trunk or branches of a tree or shrub, used for fuel or timber. 2) (also woods) a small forest. 3) (the wood) wooden barrels used for storing alcoholic drinks. 4) a golf club… …   English terms dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.