- woodwood1 [wood]n.[ME wode < OE wudu, earlier widu, akin to OHG wito < IE base * widhu-, tree > OIr fid, Welsh gwŷdd, tree, forest]1. [usually pl., with sing. or pl. v.] a thick growth of trees; forest or grove2. the hard, fibrous substance beneath the bark in the stems and branches of trees and shrubs; xylem3. trees cut and prepared for use in making things; lumber or timber4. short for FIREWOOD5. something made of wood; specif.,a) a cask or other wooden container for alcoholic liquor [whiskey aged in wood]b) [pl.] woodwind instruments, collectively6. Golf any of a set of numbered clubs, originally with wooden heads, having various lofts: the number 1 wood is usually called a DRIVER (n. 2b); the number 2 wood, number 3 wood, and number 4 wood are used for long, medium, and short fairway shots, respectivelyadj.1. made of wood; wooden2. for cutting, shaping, or holding wood3. growing or living in woodsvt.1. to plant or cover thickly with trees2. to furnish with wood, esp. for fuelvi.to get or take on a supply of wood——————☆ out of the woodsInformal out of difficulty, danger, etc.wood2 [wo͞od, wōd, wood]adj.[ME < OE wod, akin to Ger wut, rage: see WODEN] Archaic1. out of one's mind; insane2. violently angry; enraged
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.