wood Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"wood" in British English

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woodnoun

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 ​buildingmaterial, for making things, or as a ​fuel: He ​gathered some wood to ​build a ​fire. She ​attached 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-​burningstove. [C] a ​type of golfclub (= ​long, ​thinstick) with a ​roundedwooden end, used for ​hitting the ​ball over ​longdistances: 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 ​landcovered with a ​thickgrowth of ​trees: an ​oak wood We went for a ​walk in the woods after ​lunch.
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woodadjective

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made of wood: Solid wood ​furniture is ​sturdy and ​durable. We ​sanded and ​polished the wood floor in the ​livingroom. Much of the ​original 18th-century wood ​panelling was ​destroyed in the ​fire.
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(Definition of wood from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"wood" in American English

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woodnoun

 us   /wʊd/

wood noun (HARD MATERIAL)

[C/U] the hard ​substance that ​forms the inside ​part of the ​branches and ​trunk of a ​tree, used to make things or as a ​fuel: [C] He makes ​tables and other things from different ​kinds of wood.

wood noun (GROUP OF TREES)

[C] woods : Beyond them ​lay a ​dense wood.
(Definition of wood from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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