Grant wood



[woo d] /wʊd/

noun
1.
Grant, 1892–1942, U.S. painter.
2.
Leonard, 1860–1927, U.S. military doctor and political administrator.
/wʊd/
noun
1.
the hard fibrous substance consisting of xylem tissue that occurs beneath the bark in trees, shrubs, and similar plants related adjectives ligneous xyloid
2.
the trunks of trees that have been cut and prepared for use as a building material
3.
a collection of trees, shrubs, herbs, grasses, etc, usually dominated by one or a few species of tree: usually smaller than a forest: an oak wood, related adjective sylvan
4.
fuel; firewood
5.
(golf)

6.
(tennis, squash, badminton) the frame of a racket: he hit a winning shot off the wood
7.
one of the biased wooden bowls used in the game of bowls
8.
(music) short for woodwind See also woods (sense 3)
9.

10.
(Austral & NZ, informal) have the wood on, have got the wood on, to have an advantage over
11.
out of the wood, out of the woods, clear of or safe from dangers or doubts: we’re not out of the wood yet
12.
(used with a negative) see the wood for the trees, to obtain a general view of a situation, problem, etc, without allowing details to cloud one’s analysis: he can’t see the wood for the trees
13.
(modifier) made of, used for, employing, or handling wood: a wood fire
14.
(modifier) dwelling in, concerning, or situated in a wood: a wood nymph
verb
15.
(transitive) to plant a wood upon
16.
to supply or be supplied with fuel or firewood
/wʊd/
adjective
1.
(obsolete) raging or raving like a maniac
/wʊd/
noun
1.
Mrs Henry, married name of Ellen Price. 1814–87, British novelist, noted esp for the melodramatic novel East Lynne (1861)
2.
Sir Henry (Joseph). 1869–1944, English conductor, who founded the Promenade Concerts in London
3.
John, known as the Elder. 1707–54, British architect and town planner, working mainly in Bath, where he designed the North and South Parades (1728) and the Circus (1754)
4.
his son, John, known as the Younger. 1727–82, British architect: designed the Royal Crescent (1767–71) and the Assembly Rooms (1769–71), Bath
5.
Ralph. 1715–72, British potter, working in Staffordshire, who made the first toby jug (1762)
n.

Old English wudu, earlier widu “tree, trees collectively, the substance of which trees are made,” from Proto-Germanic *widuz (cf. Old Norse viðr, Danish and Swedish ved “tree, wood,” Old High German witu “wood”), perhaps from PIE *widhu- “tree, wood” (cf. Welsh gwydd “trees,” Gaelic fiodh- “wood, timber,” Old Irish fid “tree, wood”). Woodsy is from 1860. Out of the woods “safe” is from 1792.
adj.

“violently insane” (now obsolete), from Old English wod “mad, frenzied,” from Proto-Germanic *woth- (cf. Gothic woþs “possessed, mad,” Old High German wuot “mad, madness,” German wut “rage, fury”), from PIE *wet- “to blow, inspire, spiritually arouse;” source of Latin vates “seer, poet,” Old Irish faith “poet;” “with a common element of mental excitement” [Buck]. Cf. Old English woþ “sound, melody, song,” and Old Norse oðr “poetry,” and the god-name Odin.
wood
(wd)
The thick xylem of trees and shrubs, resulting from secondary growth by the vascular cambium, which produces new layers of living xylem. The accumulated living xylem is the sapwood. The older, dead xylem in the interior of the tree forms the heartwood. Often each cycle of growth of new wood is evident as a growth ring. The main components of wood are cellulose and lignin.

woody adjective

sentence

Don’t worry, that person will not harm you: Answer the question; we won’t eat you (1738+)

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