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Webster 1913 Edition


Woody

Wood′y

,
Adj.
1.
Abounding with wood or woods;
as,
woody
land
.
“The woody wilderness.”
Bryant.
Secret shades
Of
woody
Ida’s inmost grove.
Milton.
2.
Consisting of, or containing, wood or woody fiber; ligneous;
as, the
woody
parts of plants
.
3.
Of or pertaining to woods; sylvan.
[R.]
Woody nymphs, fair Hamadryades.”
Spenser.
Woody fiber
.
(Bot.)
(a)
Fiber or tissue consisting of slender, membranous tubes tapering at each end.
(b)
A single wood cell. See under
Wood
.
Goodale.
Woody nightshade
.
(Bot.)
.
See
Bittersweet
, 3
(a)
.
Woody pear
(Bot.)
,
the inedible, woody, pear-shaped fruit of several Australian proteaceous trees of the genus
Xylomelum
; – called also
wooden pear
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Woody

WOODY

,
Adj.
[from wood.]
1.
Abounding with wood; as woody land; a woody region.
--Secret shades of woody Idas inmost grove.
2.
Consisting of wood; ligneous; as the woody parts of plants.
3.
Pertaining to woods; sylvan; as woody nymphs.

Definition 2021


Woody

Woody

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English

Proper noun

Woody

  1. A male given name, from a nickname for Woodrow.

woody

woody

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English

Adjective

woody (comparative woodier, superlative woodiest)

  1. Covered in woods; wooded.
  2. (obsolete) Belonging to the woods; sylvan.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.iii:
      with the wooddie Nymphes when she did play, / Or when the flying Libbard she did chace, / She could them nimbly moue, and after fly apace.
  3. Made of wood, or having wood-like properties.
  4. (botany) Non-herbaceous.
    Subshrubs, shrubs, trees and lianas are all woody plants.
  5. (botany) Lignified: "the woody parts of a plant".

Translations

Noun

woody (plural woodies)

  1. A station wagon that has a retro wooden exterior, often associated with Southern California surfing culture.
  2. (vulgar, slang) An erection.

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