Webster 1913 Edition
wōd; akin to OHG.
wut, also to AS.
vatesa seer, a poet. Cf.
Mad; insane; possessed; rabid; furious; frantic.
Our hoste gan to swear as [if] he were
To grow mad; to act like a madman; to mad.
wiodu; akin to OHG.
vi[GREEK]r, Dan. & Sw.
vedwood, and probably to Ir. & Gael.
A large and thick collection of trees; a forest or grove; – frequently used in the plural.
Light thickens, and the crow
Makes wing to the rooky
Makes wing to the rooky
The substance of trees and the like; the hard fibrous substance which composes the body of a tree and its branches, and which is covered by the bark; timber.“To worship their own work in wood and stone for gods.”
The fibrous material which makes up the greater part of the stems and branches of trees and shrubby plants, and is found to a less extent in herbaceous stems. It consists of elongated tubular or needle-shaped cells of various kinds, usually interwoven with the shinning bands called silver grain.
☞ Wood consists chiefly of the carbohydrates cellulose and lignin, which are isomeric with starch.
Trees cut or sawed for the fire or other uses.
a complex acid liquid obtained in the dry distillation of wood, and containing large quantities of acetic acid; hence, specifically, acetic acid. Formerly called–
a delicate flower (–
Anemone nemorosa) of early spring; – also called
windflower. See Illust. of
a large ant (–
Formica rufa) which lives in woods and forests, and constructs large nests.
Elephant apple, under
The common American lousewort (–
Pedicularis Canadensis), a low perennial herb with yellowish or purplish flowers.
The larva of any one of numerous species of boring beetles, esp. elaters, longicorn beetles, buprestidans, and certain weevils. See
Apple borer, under
Pine weevil, under
The larva of any one of various species of lepidopterous insects, especially of the clearwing moths, as the peach-tree borer (see under
Peach), and of the goat moths.
The larva of various species of hymenopterous of the tribe Urocerata. See
Any one of several bivalve shells which bore in wood, as the teredos, and species of Xylophaga.
Any one of several species of small Crustacea, as the–
Limnoria, and the boring amphipod (
a kind of floor covering made of thin pieces of wood secured to a flexible backing, as of cloth.
a slender cylindrical or prismatic cell usually tapering to a point at both ends. It is the principal constituent of woody fiber.–
the choir, or chorus, of birds in the woods.
charcoal; also, lignite, or brown coal.–
a small European cricket (–
the wood pigeon.–
an engraving on wood; also, a print from such an engraving.–
a decoction or infusion of medicinal woods.–
A very beautiful American duck (
Aix sponsa). The male has a large crest, and its plumage is varied with green, purple, black, white, and red. It builds its nest in trees, whence the name. Called also
summer duck, and
The hooded merganser.
The Australian maned goose (–
an echo from the wood.–
An engraver on wood.
Any of several species of small beetles whose larvae bore beneath the bark of trees, and excavate furrows in the wood often more or less resembling coarse engravings; especially,–
The act or art engraving on wood; xylography.
An engraving on wood; a wood cut; also, a print from such an engraving.–
Shield fern, under
Wood comminuted, and reduced to a powdery or dusty mass.–
any one of numerous species of beetles whose larvae bore in the wood, or beneath the bark, of trees.–
a common North American frog (–
Rana sylvatica) which lives chiefly in the woods, except during the breeding season. It is drab or yellowish brown, with a black stripe on each side of the head.
a fabled sylvan deity.–
The spruce partridge. See under–
Any one of several species of Old World short-winged rails of the genus
Ocydromus, including the weka and allied species.
The American woodcock.–
any one of several species of Old World arboreal birds belonging to–
Irrisorand allied genera. They are closely allied to the common hoopoe, but have a curved beak, and a longer tail.
any one of several species of large, long-legged, wading birds belonging to the genus–
Tantalus. The head and neck are naked or scantily covered with feathers. The American wood ibis (
Tantalus loculator) is common in Florida.
a small European lark (–
Alauda arborea), which, like, the skylark, utters its notes while on the wing. So called from its habit of perching on trees.
a European evergreen shrub (–
a European spotted moth (–
Zeuzera aesculi) allied to the goat moth. Its large fleshy larva bores in the wood of the apple, pear, and other fruit trees.
the lily of the valley.–
a piece of wood close fitted and sheathed with copper, in the throating or score of the pintle, to keep the rudder from rising.–
Any one of numerous species of terrestrial isopod Crustacea belonging to
Armadillo, and related genera. See
Sow bug, under Sow, and
Pill bug, under
Any one of several species of small, wingless, pseudoneuropterous insects of the family–
Psocidae, which live in the crevices of walls and among old books and papers. Some of the species are called also
book lice, and
any one of numerous small mites of the family–
Oribatidae. They are found chiefly in woods, on tree trunks and stones.
Formerly, the forest court.
The court of attachment.–
A nymph inhabiting the woods; a fabled goddess of the woods; a dryad.“The wood nymphs, decked with daisies trim.”
Any one of several species of handsomely colored moths belonging to the genus
Eudryas. The larvae are bright-colored, and some of the species, as
Eudryas grata, and
Eudryas unio, feed on the leaves of the grapevine.
Any one of several species of handsomely colored South American humming birds belonging to the genus–
Thalurania. The males are bright blue, or green and blue.
wood burnt on the altar.
We cast the lots . . . for the–
Neh. x. 34.
a resinous oil obtained from several East Indian trees of the genus–
Dipterocarpus, having properties similar to those of copaiba, and sometimes substituted for it. It is also used for mixing paint. See
a striped variety of coarse opal, having some resemblance to wood.–
paper made of wood pulp. See–
Wood pulp, below.
a North American tyrant flycatcher (–
Contopus virens). It closely resembles the pewee, but is smaller.
any black and white woodpecker, especially the European great spotted woodpecker.–
Any one of numerous species of Old World pigeons belonging to
Palumbusand allied genera of the family
a plant louse.–
vegetable fiber obtained from the poplar and other white woods, and so softened by digestion with a hot solution of alkali that it can be formed into sheet paper, etc. It is now produced on an immense scale.–
any one of several species of East Indian crested quails belonging to–
Rollulusand allied genera, as the red-crested wood quail (
Rollulus roulroul), the male of which is bright green, with a long crest of red hairlike feathers.
any one of several species of American wild rats of the genus–
Neotomafound in the Southern United States; – called also
bush rat. The Florida wood rat (
Neotoma Floridana) is the best-known species.
Wood reed grass
a tall grass (–
Cinna arundinacea) growing in moist woods.
the steward or overseer of a wood.
any plant of the genus–
Luzula, differing from the true rushes of the genus
Juncuschiefly in having very few seeds in each capsule.
a name given to several labiate plants of the genus–
a metal screw formed with a sharp thread, and usually with a slotted head, for insertion in wood.–
the hooded merganser.–
the fisher. See–
any one of numerous species of Old World singing birds belonging to–
Prionops, and allied genera, common in India and Australia. They are allied to the true shrikes, but feed upon both insects and berries.
The American woodcock.
An Asiatic snipe (–
soot from burnt wood.–
Cuckoo spit, under
a plant of the genus Oxalis (–
Oxalis Acetosella), having an acid taste. See Illust. (a) of
Methyl alcohol, under
a carved or engraved block or stamp of wood, for impressing figures or colors on fabrics.–
any one of several species of small South American humming birds belonging to the genus–
Calothorax. The male has a brilliant gorget of blue, purple, and other colors.
any one of numerous species of Old World passerine birds belonging to the genus–
Artamusand allied genera of the family
Artamidae. They are common in the East Indies, Asia, and Australia. In form and habits they resemble swallows, but in structure they resemble shrikes. They are usually black above and white beneath.
An American thrush (
Turdus mustelinus) noted for the sweetness of its song. See under
The missel thrush.–
See in Vocabulary.–
the sculptured tortoise. See under–
the white bryony.–
Wood acid, above.
Any one of numerous species of American warblers of the genus
A European warbler (–
Phylloscopus sibilatrix); – called also
wood wren, and
a larva that bores in wood; a wood borer.–
The wood warbler.
The willow warbler.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To supply with wood, or get supplies of wood for;
wooda steamboat or a locomotive
To take or get a supply of wood.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.A large and thick collection of trees; a forest.
Light thickens, and the crow makes wing to the rooky wood.
2.The substance of trees; the hard substance which composes the body of a tree and its branches, and which is covered by the bark.
3.Trees cut or sawed for the fire. Wood is yet the principal fuel in the United States.
4.An idol. Habakkuk 2.