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"wood" in British English

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woodnoun

uk   /wʊd/ 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 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-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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woodadjective

uk   /wʊd/ us   /wʊd/
(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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Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

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