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mad; insane; possessed; rabid; furious; frantic.

Alternative forms: wode] Our hoste gan to swear as [if] he were wood. (Chaucer)

Origin: OE. Wod, AS. Wd; akin to OHG. Wuot, Icel. R, Goth. Wds, D. Woede madness, G. Wuth, wut, also to AS. W song, Icel. R, L. Vates a seer, a poet. Cf. Wednesday.

To grow mad; to act like a madman; to mad.

To supply with wood, or get supplies of wood for; as, to wood a steamboat or a locomotive.

Origin: Wooded; Wooding.

To take or get a supply of wood.

1. 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 wood. (Shak)

2. 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.

3. (Science: botany) 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.

4. Trees cut or sawed for the fire or other uses. Wood acid, Wood vinegar Any one of several species of handsomely coloured south American humming birds belonging to the genus Thalurania. The males are bright blue, or green and blue. Wood offering, wood burnt on the altar. We cast the lots . . . For the wood offering. (Neh. X.

(Science: botany) 34) Wood oil The wood warbler. The willow warbler.

Origin: OE. Wode, wude, AS. Wudu, wiodu; akin to OHG. Witu, Icel. Vir, Dan. & Sw. Ved wood, and probably to Ir. & Gael. Fiodh, W. Gwydd trees, shrubs. The trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area.

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