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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.
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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

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(Definition of wood from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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