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  1. English writer of novels about murders and thefts and forgeries (1814-1887) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. United States painter noted for works based on life in the Midwest (1892-1942) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. United States film actress (1938-1981) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. English conductor (1869-1944) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. concerning or dwelling or situated in a wood; "a wood nymph"; "woods animals" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. any wind instrument other than the brass instruments Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. made or consisting of (entirely or in part) or employing wood; "a wooden box"; "an ancient cart with wooden wheels"; "wood houses"; "a wood fire" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. a golf club with a long shaft used to hit long shots; originally made with a wooden head; metal woods are now available Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. Mad; insane; possessed; rabid; furious; frantic. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To grow mad; to act like a madman; to mad. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. The substance of trees and the like; the hard fibrous substance which composes the body of a tree and its branches, and which is covered by the bark; timber. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. The fibrous material which makes up the greater part of the stems and branches of trees and shrubby plants, and is found to a less extent in herbaceous stems. It consists of elongated tubular or needle-shaped cells of various kinds, usually interwoven with the shinning bands called silver grain. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Trees cut or sawed for the fire or other uses. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To supply with wood, or get supplies of wood for; as, to wood a steamboat or a locomotive. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To take or get a supply of wood. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. A large and thick collection of trees; a forest or grove; - frequently used in the plural. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. A thick growth of trees; a forest; the hard part of a tree, beneath the bark; sticks for making a fire; lumber; timber. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. To supply with wood; to cover with trees. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. Wooded. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. That which is beneath bark of trees. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  23. The solid part of trees: trees cut or sawed: timber: a collection of growing trees. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. To supply wood. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. A collection of trees; substance of trees; timber. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  26. To supply with wood. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  27. To furnish with wood for fuel. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. To convert into a forest. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. A large and thick collection of trees; forest; grove; often in the plural. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. The substance of which a tree is composed, or something made of this substance, as lumber, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. Musical instruments of wood, reed, &c. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  32. A large and thick collection of trees growing; a forest; the substance of trees; the solid part which lies beneath the bark; the solid part cut or sawed for the fire; timber. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  33. To supply or get supplies of wood. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  34. To supply with wood. In Scripture, an idol. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  35. A large collection of growing trees; the solid part of a tree lying below the bark; trees cut into proper pieces for various uses. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  36. Of or pert. to a wood or woods; made of wood. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  37. To supply or be supplied with growing trees or wood. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  38. The hard substance of a tree stem, the xylem of the vascular bundles. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  39. [Anglo-Saxon] The hard substance of a tree stem, the xylem of the vascular bundles (bot.). na
  40. A large and thick collection of trees; a forest or grove; -- frequently used in the plural. mso.anu.edu.au
  41. [FOREST] [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary biblestudytools.com
  42. See FOREST . biblestudytools.com
  43. A large and thick collection of trees; a forest or grove; frequently used in the plural. dictgcide_fs
  44. wood, n. the solid part of trees: trees cut or sawed: timber: a collection of growing trees: the cask or barrel, as distinguished from the bottle: (print.) a woodblock.--v.t. to supply with wood.--ns. WOOD'-AC'ID, wood-vinegar, impure acetic acid from wood-distillation; WOOD'-ANEM'ONE, the wind-flower, a little woodland plant, blooming in early spring, with a single white flower purplish outside; WOOD'-ANT, a large forest-dwelling ant: a white ant infesting the wood of old buildings.--n.pl. WOOD'-ASH'ES, ashes obtained by burning wood or plants--the source of many potassium salts.--ns. WOOD'BINE, WOOD'BIND, the honeysuckle, applied also to other climbers, such as some kinds of ivy, the Virginia-creeper, &c.; WOOD'-BIRD, a bird that lives in the woods; WOOD'BLOCK, a die cut in relief on wood and ready to furnish ink impressions: a woodcut.--adjs. WOOD'-B[=O]'RING; WOOD'-BORN, born in the woods.--ns. WOOD'-CAR'VING, the process of carving in wood; WOOD'CHAT, a bird which, notwithstanding its name, is not a species of Chat, but of Shrike; WOOD'CHUCK, the green woodpecker; WOOD'-COAL, coal like wood in texture: charcoal: lignite or brown coal; WOOD'COCK, a genus of birds allied to the snipes, but of a more bulky body, and with shorter and stronger legs; WOOD'COCK'S-HEAD, a tobacco-pipe; WOOD'CRAFT, skill in the chase or anything pertaining to forests, forestry generally; WOOD'CUT, an engraving cut on wood: an impression from it; WOOD'-CUT'TER, one who cuts wood: a wood-engraver; WOOD'-CUT'TING, the act or employment of cutting wood: wood-engraving.--adjs. WOOD'ED, supplied with wood: covered with wood; WOOD'EN, made of wood: hard: dull, insensible: heavy, stupid: clumsy, without grace or spirit--of literary style, &c.--ns. WOOD'-ENGR[=A]'VER; WOOD'-ENGR[=A]VING, the art of engraving designs on wood, differing from copper and steel plate engraving by having the parts intended to print on the paper in relief: an engraving on or taken from wood; WOOD'EN-HEAD, a blockhead, stupid person.--adj. WOOD'EN-HEAD'ED, stupid.--n. WOOD'EN-HEAD'EDNESS.--adv. WOOD'ENLY.--ns. WOODENNESS, wooden quality: want of spirit or expression, clumsiness; WOOD'-[=E]'VIL, red-water: severe constipation in cattle, often occurring after eating freely of hedge-cuttings or shoots of trees; WOOD'-F[=I]'BRE, fibre derived from wood; WOOD'-FRET'TER, a wood-borer or wood-eater; WOOD'-GOD, a deity of the woods; WOOD'-GROUSE, the capercailzie; WOOD'-HOLE, a place where wood is stored; WOOD'-HON'EY, wild honey; WOOD'-HORSE, a saw-horse; WOOD'-HOUSE, a house or shed in which wood for fuel is deposited; WOOD'-[=I]'BIS (see TANTALUS); WOOD'INESS, the state or quality of being woody; WOOD'LAND, land covered with wood; WOOD'LANDER, an inhabitant of the woods; WOOD'LARK, a species of lark, found in or near woods, singing chiefly on the wing; WOOD'-LAY'ER, a young oak, &c., laid down in a hedge.--adj. WOOD'LESS, without wood.--ns. WOOD'LESSNESS; WOOD'-LOUSE, any terrestrial isopod of the family Oniscidæ--the Scotch slater, common under stones, &c.: a termite or white ant: any one of the pseudo-neuropterous family Psocidæ, found in the woodwork of houses; WOOD'MAN, a man who cuts down trees: a forest officer: a huntsman; WOOD'-MITE, a beetle-mite; WOOD'-NAPH'THA, the mixture of light hydrocarbons distilled from wood (see PYROXYLIC); WOOD'-NIGHT'SHADE, bitter-sweet, or woody nightshade; WOOD'-NOTE (Milt.), a wild musical note, like that of a song-bird; WOOD'-NYMPH, a nymph or goddess of the woods; WOOD'-OFF'ERING (B.), wood burned on the altar; WOOD'-[=O]'PAL, silicified wood; WOOD'-OWL, the European brown owl; WOOD'-P[=A]'PER, paper prepared from wood; WOOD'PECKER, one of a family (Picidæ) of birds in the order Picariæ, remarkable for the structural modification of the skull in adaptation to its use as an axe, and for the long flexible tongue, which is used for extracting insects from holes and crevices of trees; WOOD'-PIG'EON, the cushat or ringdove; WOOD'-PULP, wood-fibre reduced to a pulp, used in making paper; WOOD'-REEVE, the overseer of a wood; WOOD'RUFF, a genus of rubiaceous plants with whorled leaves and a funnel-shaped corolla--Sweet Woodruff has a creeping root-stock sending up erect stems, and small white flowers; when dried it has a very agreeable fragrance like vernal-grass-- (obs.) WOOD'-ROOF; WOOD'-SAGE, the wood germander; WOOD'-SAND'PIPER, a common European tattler, allied to the redshank; WOOD'-SCREW, a screw for fastening pieces of wood or wood and metal; WOOD'SHED, a shed for storing firewood; WOOD'-SHOOK, the pekan, fisher, or Pennant's marten--also Black-cat and Black-fox; WOOD'-SKIN, a Guiana Indian's canoe, made of the bark of the purple heart-tree; WOODS'MAN, a woodman; WOOD'-SOOT, soot from burnt wood; WOOD'-SORR'EL, a plant of the genus Oxalis; WOOD'-SPIR'IT (same as PYROXYLIC SPIRIT); WOOD'-SPITE, the green woodpecker or yaffle; WOOD'-STAMP, a stamp made of wood, as for stamping fabrics in colours; WOOD'-STONE, petrified wood; WOOD'-SWALL'OW, an Australian name for any of the fly-catching Artamidæ, also called Swallow-shrike--the resemblance to shrikes being considerably closer than to swallows either in appearance or habits.--adj. WOOD'SY, pertaining to, or characteristic of, woods.--ns. WOOD'-TAR, tar obtained from the dry distillation of wood; WOOD'THRUSH, a singing-thrush common in the woods of the eastern United States, reddish-brown above, olive on the rump, white spotted with black on breast; WOOD'-TICK, any tick of the family Ixonidæ: a small insect which makes a ticking sound in the woodwork of a house, the death-watch; WOOD'-TIN, a nodular variety of cassiterite, or tin-stone; WOOD'-VIN'EGAR (see WOOD-ACID); WOOD'WALE, a woodpecker, esp. the green woodpecker, Yaffle or Rainbird; WOOD'-WARB'LER, the yellow willow-warbler or woodwren: an American warbler, esp. of the beautiful genus Dendroeca; WOOD'WARD, an officer to guard the woods; WOOD'WORK, a part of any structure made of wood; WOOD'WORM, a worm or larva infesting wood; WOOD'WREN, the willow-warbler or willow-wren (Phylloscopus trochilus): the true wood-warbler or yellow willow-wren (Phylloscopus sibilatrix)--neither being properly wrens.--adj. WOOD'Y, abounding with woods: pertaining to woods: consisting of wood.--n. WOOD'Y-NIGHT'SHADE (see WOOD-NIGHTSHADE).--WOODEN HORSE, or Timber-mare (see HORSE); WOODEN LEG, an artificial leg made of wood; WOODEN SPOON, a spoon of wood presented to the person who stands lowest for the year in the mathematical tripos list at Cambridge; WOODEN TYPE, large type cut in wood.--COMMISSIONERS OF WOODS AND FORESTS, a department of government having charge of the Crown woods and forests. [A.S. wudu; cog. with Ice. vidhr, wood; akin to Ir. fiodh, timber.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  45. wood, adj. (Shak.) mad, furious.--n. WOOD'NESS. [A.S. wód; Ice. ódhr, Goth. wods, frantic, Ger. wuth, madness.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  46. Growing trees occupying considerable tract of ground, forest, (also pl. in same sense, as came upon a clearing in the ww.; cannot see w. for trees, details impede general view; don\'t halloo till you are out of the w., assume too soon that difficulties are over), whence (-)wooded a.; fibrous substance between pith& bark of tree, whether growing or cut for timber or fuel; the cask or unbottled storage of wine &c. (in, from, the w.); (Mus.; also w.-wind) the wooden wind-instruments of a band &c.; w.-agate, showing grain of w.; w.-anemone, the wild flowering ANEMONE; woodbine or -bind, wild honeysuckle; w.-block, die usu. of boxwood from which woodcuts are taken; woodcock, kinds of game bird related to snipe; w.- craft, knowledge of forest conditions esp. as applied in hunting &c.; woodcut, (print, usu. as illustration in book or newspaper, taken from) engraving made on w.; w.-cutter, man who cuts w., engraver of woodcuts; w.-engraver, maker of woodcuts, kinds of boring insect; w.-fibre, fibre got from w. esp. as material for paper; w.-gas, carburetted hydrogen got from w.; w.-ibis, kind of N.-Amer. stork; woodland, wooded country, woods, (often attrib., as w.-l. scenery; the w.-l. choir, birds); w. leopard, kind of moth; w.-louse, kinds of small wingless many-legged insect; woodman, forester, w.-cutter; w.-notes, spontaneous poetry; w.-nymph, dryad, kinds of humming-bird& moth; w.-opal, silicified w.; w.-paper, made of w.-pulp; w.-pavement, wooden blocks used as paving of road; woodpecker, kinds of bird that cling to tree-stems& tap them to discover insects; w.-pie, great spotted woodpecker; w.-pigeon, ringdove; w.-pulp, w.-fibre reduced to pulp as material for paper; woodruff, kinds of plant, sweet w.-r. grown esp. for fragrance of leaves when dried or crushed; woodsman, dweller in or frequenter of ww.; w.-sorrel, kinds of acid-juiced plant; w.-tar, got from w.; w.-warbler, kinds of bird; w.-wasp, kinds that hang nest in tree or burrow in rotten w.; w.-wool, fine pine shavings used as surgical dressing or for packing; woodwork, things made of w., esp. the wooden part of a house &c. Hence woodless a. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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