Tiger Woods

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woods (wʊdz)
 
pl n
1.  closely packed trees forming a forest or wood, esp a specific one
2.  another word for backwoods
3.  See also wood the woodwind instruments in an orchestra
4.  informal neck of the woods an area or locality: a quiet neck of the woods

Woods1
 
n
Lake of the Woods See Lake of the Woods

Woods2 (wʊdz)
 
n
Tiger, real name Eldrick Woods. born 1975, US golfer: youngest US Masters champion and first Black golfer to win a major championship; winner of the US Masters (1997, 2001--02, 2005), US Open (2000, 2002), British Open Championship (2000, 2005--06), and the PGA Championship (1999, 2000, 2006-07); in 2001 he became the only player to hold all four major titles at once

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wood
O.E. wudu, earlier widu "tree, trees collectively, the substance of which trees are made," from P.Gmc. *widuz (cf. O.N. viðr, Dan., Swed. ved "tree, wood," O.H.G. witu "wood"), perhaps from PIE *widhu- "tree, wood" (cf. Welsh gwydd "trees," Gael. fiodh- "wood, timber," O.Ir. fid "tree, wood"). Wooden
in the fig. sense of "expressionless and dull" is from 1566. Woodcut first recorded 1662; woodlouse is from 1611, so called from being found in old wood. Woodsy is from 1860; woodwind is first recorded 1876. Woodshed is attested from 1844. Woodwork "article made of wood" is first recorded 1650. Out of the woods "safe" is from 1792.

wood
"violently insane" (now obsolete), from O.E. wod "mad, frenzied," from P.Gmc. *woth- (cf. Goth. woþs "possessed, mad," O.H.G. wuot "mad, madness," Ger. wut "rage, fury"), from PIE *wet- "to blow, inspire, spiritually arouse;" source of L. vates "seer, poet," O.Ir. faith "poet;" "with a common
element of mental excitement" [Buck]. Cf. O.E. woþ "sound, melody, song," and O.N. oðr "poetry," and the god-name Odin.
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wood   (wd)  Pronunciation Key 
The thick xylem of trees and shrubs, resulting from secondary growth by the vascular cambium, which produces new layers of living xylem. The accumulated living xylem is the sapwood. The older, dead xylem in the interior of the tree forms the heartwood. Often each cycle of growth of new wood is evident as a growth ring. The main components of wood are cellulose and lignin.

woody adjective
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