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wood

noun uk   us   /wʊd/

wood noun (MATERIAL)

A2 [C or U] a hard substance that forms the branches and trunks of trees and can be used as a building material, for making things, or as a fuel: He gathered some wood to build a fire. She fixed a couple of planks of wood to the wall for shelves. Mahogany is a hard wood and pine is a soft wood. The room was heated by a wood-burning stove. [C] a type of golf club (= long, thin stick) with a rounded wooden end, used for hitting the ball over long distances: He likes to use a number 2 wood to tee off.
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wood noun (GROUP OF TREES)

A2 [C] (also woods [plural]) an area of land covered with a thick growth of trees: an oak wood We went for a walk in the woods after lunch.
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wood

adjective uk   us   /wʊd/
made of wood: Solid wood furniture is much more sturdy and durable than chipboard furniture. We sanded and polished the wood floor in the living room. Much of the original 18th-century wood panelling was destroyed in the fire.
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