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women'smovement
wom·en's movement (wĭmʹĭnz) n. A movement in support of women's rights, especially the mid-twentieth century movement in North America and Europe. * * *
women'srights
women's rights pl.n. 1. Socioeconomic, political, and legal rights for women equal to those of men. 2. A movement in support of these rights. * * *
women'sroom
women's room n. A restroom for women. * * *
women'sstudies
women's studies pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb) An academic curriculum focusing on the roles and contributions of women in fields such as literature, history, and the ...
women'swear
women's wear n. Clothing for women. * * *
womenfolk
/wim"in fohk'/, n. (used with a pl. v.) 1. women in general; all women. 2. a particular group of women. Also, womenfolks. [1825-35; WOMEN + FOLK] * * *
womenkind
/wim"in kuynd'/, n. womankind. [1350-1400; ME wommen kynde; see WOMEN, KIND2] * * *
womenswear
/wim"inz wair'/, n. 1. See women's wear. 2. cloth, esp. wool or wool-blend fabrics, used for women's tailored garments. [1975-80; WOMEN + 'S1 + WEAR] * * *
Women’s Army Corps
➡ Wac. * * *
Women’s Institute
(abbr WI) n (in Britain) any of the local branches of the National Federation of Women’s Institutes (itself sometimes referred to as the Women’s Institute). This organization ...
women’s lib
(in full women’s liberation) n [U] (becoming old-fash) the name that most people used to refer to feminism in the 1960s. At that time, many women in Britain and America began ...
women’s libbers
➡ women’s lib * * *
women’s liberation
➡ women’s lib * * *
Women’s Royal Army Corps
(abbr the WRAC) the women’s section of the British Army for most of the 20th century. In 1992 it combined with the rest of the army. * * *
womera
/wom"euhr euh/, n. woomera. * * *
womyn
/wim"in/, n.pl. women (used chiefly in feminist literature as an alternative spelling to avoid the suggestion of sexism perceived in the sequence m-e-n). [1975-80] * * *
won
won1 /wun/, v. pt. and pp. of win. won2 /wun, woon, wohn/, v.i., wonned, wonning. Archaic. to dwell; abide; stay. [bef. 900; ME wonen, OE wunian; c. G wohnen; see ...
won ton
/won" ton'/ 1. (in Chinese cooking) a dumpling filled with minced pork and spices, usually boiled in and served with soup but sometimes fried as a side dish. 2. a soup containing ...
won't
/wohnt, wunt/ contraction of will not: He won't see you now. Usage. See contraction. * * *
wonder
—wonderer, n. —wonderless, adj. /wun"deuhr/, v.i. 1. to think or speculate curiously: to wonder about the origin of the solar system. 2. to be filled with admiration, ...
wonder boy
a young man who is unusually successful or especially popular. * * *
Wonder Bread{™}
n [U] a popular US make of soft white bread produced by the Interstate Bakeries Corporation, the largest company of its kind in the US. * * *
wonder child
an unusually intelligent or talented child; prodigy; wunderkind. [1895-1900; trans. of G Wunderkind] * * *
wonder drug
a drug, usually recently discovered or developed, noted for its startling curative effect, as an antibiotic or sulfa drug. Also called miracle drug. [1935-40] * * *
Wonder Woman
▪ American comic-book character       American comic-book heroine who was a perennially popular character and a feminist icon.       Wonder Woman originated as ...
Wonder, Stevie
orig. Steveland Judkins later Steveland Morris born May 13, 1950, Saginaw, Mich., U.S. U.S. soul-music singer, songwriter, and musician. Blind virtually from birth, he was a ...
wonder-stricken
/wun"deuhr strik'euhn/, adj. struck or affected with wonder. Also, wonderstruck /wun"deuhr struk'/. [1590-1600] * * *
wonder-struck
wonder-struck [wun′dərstrik΄ənwun′dərstruk΄] adj. struck with wonder, surprise, admiration, etc.: also wonder-stricken [wun′dərstrik΄ən] * * *
wonder-worker
—wonder-working, adj. /wun"deuhr werr'keuhr/, n. a worker or performer of wonders or marvels. [1590-1600] * * *
wonderberry
/wun"deuhr ber'ee/, n., pl. wonderberries. the black, edible fruit of an improved garden variety of the black nightshade. Also called sunberry. [WONDER + BERRY] * * *
Wonderbra{™}
n a popular make of bra (= an item of underwear that women wear to support their breasts). Wonderbras, which were introduced in 1968, make the breasts appear larger. They became ...
wonderdrug
wonder drug n. See miracle drug. * * *
wonderer
See wonder. * * *
wonderful
—wonderfully, adv. —wonderfulness, n. /wun"deuhr feuhl/, adj. 1. excellent; great; marvelous: We all had a wonderful weekend. 2. of a sort that causes or arouses wonder; ...
wonderfully
See wonderful. * * *
wonderfulness
See wonderfully. * * *
wondering
—wonderingly, adv. /wun"deuhr ing/, adj. expressing admiration or amazement; marveling. [1585-95; WONDER + -ING2] * * *
wonderingly
See wondering. * * *
wonderland
/wun"deuhr land'/, n. 1. a land of wonders or marvels. 2. a wonderful country or region: a wonderland of rare plants and flowers; a winter wonderland. [1780-90; WONDER + -LAND] * ...
wonderment
/wun"deuhr meuhnt/, n. 1. wondering or wonder. 2. a cause or occasion of wonder. [1525-35; WONDER + -MENT] * * *
wonderwork
/wun"deuhr werrk'/, n. a wonderful work; marvel; miracle. [bef. 1000; ME wonder werk, OE wundorweorc. See WONDER, WORK] * * *
wonderworker
See wonderwork. * * *
wonderworking
See wonderworker. * * *
wondrous
—wondrously, adv. —wondrousness, n. /wun"dreuhs/, adj. 1. wonderful; remarkable. adv. 2. Archaic. wonderfully; remarkably. [1490-1500; metathetic var. of ME wonders (gen. of ...
wondrously
See wondrous. * * *
wondrousness
See wondrously. * * *
wonga-wonga
/wong"euh wong"euh/, n. a woody Australian vine, Pandorea pandorana, of the bignonia family, having showy clusters of yellowish-white flowers streaked with purple. [1890-95; by ...
Wonhyŏ Daisa
born 617, Korea died 686, Korea Korean Buddhist priest. He was the first to systematize Korean Buddhism, bringing the various Buddhist doctrines into a unity that served both ...
Wonju
/wun"jooh"/, n. a city in N South Korea, E of Seoul. 110,188. * * * ▪ South Korea       city, Kangwŏn do (province), north-central South Korea. Historically, its ...
wonk
/wongk/, n. Slang. 1. a student who spends much time studying and has little or no social life; grind. 2. a stupid, boring, or unattractive person. 3. a person who studies a ...
wonky
/wong"kee/, adj., wonkier, wonkiest. 1. Brit. Slang. a. shaky, groggy, or unsteady. b. unreliable; not trustworthy. 2. Slang. stupid; boring; unattractive. [1920-25; perh. var. ...
wonna
/wun"neuh/, Scot. contraction of will not. * * *
Wonsan
/wuen"sahn"/, n. a seaport in E North Korea. 300,000. * * * ▪ North Korea       city, southeastern North Korea. Situated on the coast of the Sea of Japan (East Sea), ...
wont
—wontless, adj. /wawnt, wohnt, wunt/, adj., n., v., wont, wont or wonted, wonting. adj. 1. accustomed; used (usually fol. by an infinitive): He was wont to rise at dawn. n. 2. ...
wonted
—wontedly, adv. —wontedness, n. /wawn"tid, wohn"-, wun"-/, adj. 1. accustomed; habituated; used. 2. customary, habitual, or usual: He took his wonted place in the ...
wontedly
See wonted. * * *
Wonthaggi
▪ Victoria, Australia       town, southern Victoria, Australia. It lies 5 miles (8 km) inland from the coast on Bass Strait. The explorer William Hovell discovered ...
wonton
won ton or won·ton (wŏnʹtŏn') n. A noodle-dough dumpling filled typically with spiced minced pork or other ground meat, usually boiled in soup or fried and eaten as a side ...
woo
—wooer, n. —wooingly, adv. /wooh/, v.t. 1. to seek the favor, affection, or love of, esp. with a view to marriage. 2. to seek to win: to woo fame. 3. to invite (consequences, ...
Woo, William Franklin
▪ 2007       American editor (b. Oct. 4, 1936, Shanghai, China—d. April 12, 2006, Palo Alto, Calif.), presided (1986–96) as editor of the St. Louis (Mo.) ...
wood
wood1 —woodless, adj. /wood/, n. 1. the hard, fibrous substance composing most of the stem and branches of a tree or shrub, and lying beneath the bark; the xylem. 2. the trunks ...
Wood
/wood/, n. 1. Grant, 1892-1942, U.S. painter. 2. Leonard, 1860-1927, U.S. military doctor and political administrator. * * * I Hard, fibrous material formed by the accumulation ...
wood alcohol
wood alcohol n. METHANOL * * *
wood alcohol.
See methyl alcohol. [1860-65] * * *
wood anemone
any of several anemones, esp. Anemone nemorosa, of the Old World, or A. quinquefolia, of the U.S. [1650-60] * * *
wood betony
1. the betony, Stachys officinalis. 2. a hairy lousewort, Pedicularis canadensis, native to eastern North America, having deeply lobed leaves and a dense cluster of yellow or red ...
wood block
wood block n. a block of wood, esp. one used in making a woodcut woodblock adj. * * *
Wood Buffalo National Park
Park, western Canada. Situated between Athabasca and Great Slave lakes, it was established in 1922; it occupies an area of 17,300 sq mi (44,807 sq km). The world's largest park, ...
wood coal
1. brown coal; lignite. 2. charcoal. [1645-55] * * *
wood cudweed
a weedy, composite plant, Gnaphalium sylvaticum, of the North Temperate Zone, having woolly foliage and numerous, dirty-white flowerheads in a leafy spike. Also called ...
Wood Dale
a town in NE Illinois. 11,251. * * *
wood duck
a North American duck, Aix sponsa, that nests in trees, the male of which has a long crest and black, chestnut, green, purple, and white plumage. [1770-80, Amer.] * * * North ...
wood ear
wood ear n. TREE EAR * * *
wood ear.
See tree ear. * * *
wood engraving
—wood engraver. 1. the art or process of engraving designs in relief with a burin on the end grain of wood, for printing. 2. a block of wood so engraved. 3. a print or ...
Wood family
English family of Staffordshire potters, a major force in the development of Staffordshire wares from peasant pottery to an organized industry. Its most prominent members were ...
wood fern
any of several shield ferns of the genus Dryopteris. [1880-85] * * *
wood frog
a typically light-brown frog, Rana sylvatica, inhabiting moist woodlands of eastern North America, having a dark, masklike marking on the head. [1690-1700] * * * ▪ ...
wood grouse
the capercaillie. [1770-80] * * *
wood hoopoe
any of several tropical, African birds of the family Phoeniculidae, having metallic, blackish plumage and slender, curved bills. * * * ▪ bird also called  kakelaar   any ...
wood hyacinth
bluebell (def. 2). [1870-75] * * *
wood ibis
any of several storks of the subfamily Mycteriinae, esp. Mycteria americana, of the warm parts of America, and Ibis ibis, of Africa, having chiefly white plumage and a ...
wood lily
a lily, Lilium philadelphicum, of eastern North America, having orange-red flowers. [1350-1400; ME: meadow saffron] * * *
wood lot
a tract, esp. on a farm, set aside for trees. Also, woodlot. [1635-45, Amer.] * * *
wood louse
Zool. any of certain small, terrestrial crustaceans of the genera Oniscus, Armadillidium, etc., having a flattened, elliptical body. [1605-15] * * * plural  Wood Lice, ...
wood meadow grass
a coarse, spreading grass, Poa nemoralis, of Eurasia, having flowers in long, narrow clusters. * * *
wood mouse
1. any of various mice living in woodlands. 2. See white-footed mouse. [1595-1605] * * * ▪ rodent  any of about 20 species of small-bodied rodents (rodent) found from ...
wood nymph
1. (esp. in legend) a nymph of the woods; dryad. 2. a brown satyr butterfly, Minois alope, having a broad yellow band and black-and-white eyespots on each front wing. 3. any of ...
wood owl
▪ bird  any of 11 species of birds of prey of the genus Strix, family Strigidae, characterized by a conspicuous facial disk but lacking ear tufts. Wood owls occur in ...
wood pewee
either of two small North American flycatchers, the western Contopus sordidulus or the eastern C. virens. Also wood-pewee. [1800-10, Amer.] * * *
wood pigeon
1. Also called ringdove. a European pigeon, Columba palumbus, having a whitish patch on each side of the neck. 2. See band-tailed pigeon. [1660-70] * * * ▪ ...
wood pitch
the final product of the destructive distillation of wood. * * *
Wood production by region
▪ Table World production of wood and wood products by region (1997) region roundwood (000,000 cubic metres) wood-based panels (000 cubic metres)       pulp (000 ...
wood pulp
wood reduced to pulp through mechanical and chemical treatment for use in the manufacture of certain kinds of paper. [1865-70] * * *
wood pussy
Facetious. a skunk. [1895-1900, Amer.] * * *
wood rabbit
a cottontail. [1890-95] * * *
wood rat
☆ wood rat n. PACK RAT * * * or pack rat Any of 22 species (genus Neotoma, family Cricetidae) of rodents that are nocturnal vegetarians of North and Central American deserts, ...
wood rat.
See pack rat (def. 1). [1750-60] * * *
wood ray
wood ray n. XYLEM RAY * * *
wood ray.
See xylem ray. [1920-25] * * *
Wood River
a city in SW Illinois. 12,449. * * * ▪ Illinois, United States       city, Madison county, southwestern Illinois, U.S. Part of the St. Louis (Saint Louis), Missouri, ...
wood rose
the dried seed pod of the Ceylon morning glory. * * *
wood screw
any of various screws that have a slotted head and a gimlet point that permit them to be driven into wood with a screwdriver. [1725-35] * * *
wood shot
1. (in tennis, badminton, and other racket games) a shot hit off the neck or frame of the racket instead of the strings. 2. Golf. a shot made with a wood. [1925-30] * * *
wood sorrel
any of numerous plants of the genus Oxalis, esp. O. acetosella, of Eurasia, having heart-shaped, trifoliolate leaves and white, pink-veined flowers. [1515-25; trans. of F sorrel ...
wood spirit
1. See methyl alcohol. 2. (esp. in folklore) a supernatural, incorporeal being believed to inhabit the forest. [1835-45] * * *
wood stork.
See wood ibis. [1880-85] * * *
wood sugar
Chem. a white, crystalline, water-soluble powder, C5H10O5, the dextrorotatory form of xylose: used chiefly in dyeing and tanning. [1895-1900] * * *
wood tar
a dark viscid product obtained from wood by distillation or by slow burning without flame, used in its natural state to preserve timber, rope, etc., or subjected to further ...
wood thrush
a large thrush, Hylocichla mustelina, common in woodlands of eastern North America, and noted for its melodious song. See illus. under thrush1. [1785-95] * * * One of the 11 ...
wood tick.
See American dog tick. [1660-70] * * *
wood turning
—wood-turning, adj. the forming of wood articles upon a lathe. [1875-80] * * *
wood turpentine
turpentine obtained from pine trees. [1905-10] * * *
wood turtle
▪ reptile       (Clemmys insculpta), a woodland streamside turtle of the family Emydidae, found from Nova Scotia through the northeastern and north-central United ...
wood vinegar
wood vinegar n. PYROLIGNEOUS ACID * * *
wood vinegar.
See pyroligneous acid. [1830-40] * * *
wood warbler
1. warbler (def. 2). 2. a yellowish-green European warbler, Phylloscopus sibilatrix. [1810-20] * * * Any of about 120 species of lively North and Central American songbirds in ...
wood wasp
▪ insect       primitive insect belonging to any of three families in the suborder Symphyta (order Hymenoptera): Xiphydriidae, Orussidae (sometimes spelled Oryssidae), ...
Wood's light
☆ Wood's light [woodz ] n. 〚after R. W. Wood (1868-1955), U.S. physicist〛 ultraviolet light filtered through glass containing nickel oxide, used in detecting forgeries, in ...
Wood's metal
Trademark. a fusible alloy of 50 percent bismuth, 25 percent lead, 12.5 percent tin, and 12.5 percent cadmium; melts at 158°F (70°C): used in the valves of sprinkler systems. * ...
Wood, Anthony
▪ English antiquarian byname  Anthony À Wood   born Dec. 17, 1632, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Eng. died Nov. 29, 1695, Oxford       English antiquarian whose life was ...
Wood, Beatrice
▪ 1999       American ceramicist who was dubbed the "mama of Dada" as a result of her relationship with the artist Marcel Duchamp; she gained celebrity for both her ...
Wood, Evelyn
▪ 1996       U.S. educator who developed a speed-reading technique that came to be recommended by presidents and used by politicians and students; she lent her name in ...
Wood, Fernando
▪ American politician born June 14, 1812, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S. died Feb. 14, 1881, Hot Springs, Ark.  American congressional representative and mayor of New York City who ...
Wood, Fiona
▪ 2006  On Jan. 25, 2005, British-born Australian plastic surgeon Fiona Wood was honoured as Australian of the Year at a ceremony in Canberra. Prime Minister John Howard ...
Wood, Gar(field Arthur)
▪ American driver and motorboat builder born Dec. 4, 1880, Mapleton, Iowa, U.S. died June 19, 1971, Miami       U.S. driver and builder of racing motorboats ...
Wood, Grant
born Feb. 13, 1892, near Anamosa, Iowa, U.S. died Feb. 12, 1942, Iowa City, Iowa U.S. painter. He was trained as a craftsman and designer as well as a painter. On a visit to ...
Wood, John, the Elder
▪ British architect byname  Wood of Bath  baptized Aug. 26, 1704, Bath, Somerset, Eng. died May 23, 1754, Bath       English architect and town planner who fixed the ...
Wood, John, the Younger
▪ British architect born Feb. 25, 1728, Bath, Somerset, Eng. died June 18, 1782, Batheaston, Somerset       British architect whose work at Bath represents the ...
Wood, Leonard
born Oct. 9, 1860, Winchester, N.H., U.S. died Aug. 7, 1927, Boston, Mass. U.S. army officer. He studied medicine and became a contract surgeon with the U.S. Army. In the ...
Wood, Mary Elizabeth
▪ American librarian and missionary born August 22, 1861, Elba, New York, U.S. died May 1, 1931, Wuchang, China       American librarian and missionary, whose efforts ...
Wood, Mervyn Thomas
▪ 2007       Australian rower and police commissioner (b. April 30, 1917, Sydney, Australia—d. Aug. 19?, 2006, Australia), won three medals at four Olympic Games over ...
Wood, Mrs. Henry
▪ British author née  Ellen Price  born Jan. 17, 1814, Worcester, Worcestershire, Eng. died Feb. 10, 1887, London  English novelist who wrote the sensational and extremely ...
Wood, Natalie
orig. Natasha Gurdin born July 20, 1938, San Francisco, Calif. died Nov. 29, 1981, off Catalina Island, Calif. U.S. film actress. She began appearing in movies at age five, ...
Wood, Robert E
▪ American executive born June 13, 1879, Kansas City, Mo., U.S. died Nov. 6, 1969, Lake Forest, Ill.  U.S. business executive under whose leadership Sears, Roebuck and Co. ...
Wood, Robert Williams
▪ American physicist born May 2, 1868, Concord, Mass., U.S. died Aug. 11, 1955, Amityville, N.Y.  U.S. physicist who extended the technique of Raman spectroscopy, a useful ...
Wood, Sir Henry J.
▪ British musician in full  Henry Joseph Wood  pseudonym  Paul Klenovsky   born March 3, 1869, London died Aug. 19, 1944, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, Eng.  conductor, the ...
Wood,Grant
Wood (wo͝od), Grant. 1892-1942. American artist noted for his paintings based on life in the Midwest, especially American Gothic (1930). * * *
Wood,Leonard
Wood, Leonard. 1860-1927. American military leader and colonial administrator who was chief of staff of the U.S. Army (1910-1914) and governor-general of the Philippines ...
wood-swallow
/wood"swol'oh/, n. any of several slate-colored songbirds of the family Artamidae, of southeastern Asia, Australia, and New Guinea, having long, pointed wings and noted for their ...
wood-wool
/wood"wool'/, n. fine wood shavings, usually of pine, or chemically treated wood fibers: used for surgical dressings, as an insulating material, as a binder in plaster, for ...
woodalcohol
wood alcohol n. See methanol. * * *
Woodall Mountain
▪ mountain, Mississippi, United States       highest point in Mississippi, U.S., reaching an elevation of 806 feet (246 metres) above sea level. It lies in Tishomingo ...
woodanemone
wood anemone n. Either of two plants, Anemone quinquefolia of eastern North America or A. nemorosa of Eurasia, having deeply divided leaves and a solitary, showy, white to ...
Woodard, Nathaniel
▪ British priest born March 21, 1811, Basildon, Essex, Eng. died April 25, 1891, Henfield, Sussex       Anglican priest and founder of middle class public schools ...
woodbetony
wood betony n. See lousewort. * * *
woodbin
/wood"bin'/, n. a bin, box, or the like for storing wood fuel. Also called woodbox /wood"boks'/. [WOOD1 + BIN] * * *
woodbine
/wood"buyn'/, n. any of several climbing vines, as a European honeysuckle, Lonicera periclymenum, or the Virginia creeper of North America. [bef. 900; ME wodebinde, OE wudubind, ...
woodblock
/wood"blok'/, n. 1. a block of wood engraved in relief, for printing from; woodcut. 2. a print or impression from such a block. 3. a hollow block of hard wood struck with a ...
woodborer
—woodboring, adj. /wood"bawr'euhr, -bohr'-/, n. 1. a tool, operated by compressed air, for boring wood. 2. Zool. a. borer (def. 3a). b. borer (def. 3b). [1840-50; WOOD1 + ...
woodboring
See woodborer. * * *
Woodbridge
/wood"brij'/, n. a city in NE New Jersey. 90,074. * * * ▪ England, United Kingdom       town (parish) in Suffolk Coastal district, administrative and historic county ...
Woodbridge, George Charles
▪ 2005       American cartoonist and illustrator (b. Oct. 3, 1930, Flushing, Queens, N.Y.—d. Jan. 20, 2004, Staten Island, N.Y.), had his beautifully detailed ...
Woodburn
/wood"beuhrn/, n. a town in NW Oregon. 11,196. * * *
Woodbury
/wood"ber'ee, -beuh ree/, n. a city in SW New Jersey. 10,353. * * *
Woodbury, Helen Laura Sumner
▪ American economist née  Helen Laura Sumner   born March 12, 1876, Sheboygan, Wis., U.S. died March 10, 1933, New York, N.Y.       American economist whose ...
Woodbury, Levi
▪ United States jurist born Dec. 22, 1789, Francestown, N.H., U.S. died Sept. 4, 1851, Portsmouth, N.H.       American politician who was an associate justice of the ...
woodcarver
/wood"kahr'veuhr/, n. a person whose occupation is woodcarving. [1855-60; WOOD1 + CARVE + -ER1] * * *
woodcarving
/wood"kahr'ving/, n. 1. the art or technique of carving objects by hand from wood or of carving decorations into wood. 2. something made or decorated in such a manner. [1840-50; ...
woodchat
/wood"chat'/, n. 1. Also, woodchat shrike. a shrike, Lanius senator, of Europe and northern Africa, having a black forehead and a chestnut crown, nape, and mantle. 2. any of ...
woodchip
/wood"chip'/, n. 1. a small chip of wood, esp. one that flakes off when felling a tree or splitting a log. 2. woodchips, chips of wood, esp. fir or other pine, used as a winter ...
woodchipper
wood·chip·per (wo͝odʹchĭp'ər) n. A power-driven machine for cutting wood into chips. * * *
woodchopper
—woodchopping, n. /wood"chop'euhr/, n. a person who chops wood, esp. one who fells trees. [1770-80, Amer.; WOOD1 + CHOPPER] * * *
woodchopping
See woodchopper. * * *
woodchuck
/wood"chuk'/, n. a stocky North American burrowing rodent, Marmota monax, that hibernates in the winter. Also called chuck, groundhog. [1665-75, Amer.; presumably a reshaping by ...
woodcoal
wood coal n. 1. Charcoal. 2. Lignite. * * *
woodcock
/wood"kok'/, n., pl. woodcocks, (esp. collectively) woodcock for 1, 2. 1. either of two plump, short-legged migratory game birds of variegated brown plumage, the Eurasian ...
Woodcock, George
▪ 1996       Canadian poet, critic, historian, travel writer, playwright, scriptwriter, and editor (b. May 8, 1912, Winnipeg, Man.—d. Jan. 28, 1995, Vancouver, B.C.), ...
Woodcock, Leonard Freel
▪ 2002       American labour leader and diplomat (b. Feb. 15, 1911, Providence, R.I.—d. Jan. 16, 2001, Ann Arbor, Mich.), served as president of the United Automobile ...
woodcraft
/wood"kraft', -krahft'/, n. 1. skill in anything that pertains to the woods or forest, esp. in making one's way through the woods or in hunting, trapping, etc. 2. forestry (defs. ...
Woodcraft Folk
a British organisation for children and young people started in 1925 with groups around the country at which children take part in activities such as games, drama, crafts, ...
woodcrafter
/wood"kraf'teuhr, -krahf'-/, n. a person who makes or carves wooden objects. [WOODCRAFT + -ER1] * * *
woodcrafting
See woodcrafter. * * *
woodcraftsman
/wood"krafts'meuhn, -krahfts'-/, n., pl. woodcraftsmen. a person who is skilled in woodcraft. [WOOD1 + CRAFTSMAN] * * *
woodcreeper
/wood"kree'peuhr/, n. any of numerous New World tropical songbirds of the family Dendrocolaptidae, having stiffened tail feathers and creeperlike habits. Also called ...
woodcut
/wood"kut'/, n. 1. a carved block of wood from which prints are made. 2. a print or impression from such a block. [1655-65; WOOD1 + CUT] * * * Design printed from a plank of ...
woodcutter
—woodcutting, n. /wood"kut'euhr/, n. 1. a person who cuts down trees for firewood. 2. a person who makes woodcuts. [1755-65, Amer.; WOOD1 + CUTTER] * * *
woodcutting
wood·cut·ting (wo͝odʹkŭt'ĭng) n. 1. The act, activity, or job of cutting wood. 2. The art or process of making woodcuts. * * *
woodduck
wood duck n. A brightly colored American duck (Aix sponsa) that nests in hollow trees and the male of which is noted for its large crest. * * *
woodear
wood ear n. A mushroom of the genus Auricularia that grows on fallen tree trunks, used in cooking. Also called cloud ear, tree ear. * * *
wooded
/wood"id/, adj. covered with or abounding in woods or trees. [1595-1605; WOOD1 + -ED3] * * *
wooden
—woodenly, adv. —woodenness, n. /wood"n/, adj. 1. consisting or made of wood; wood: a wooden ship. 2. stiff, ungainly, or awkward: a wooden gait. 3. without spirit, ...
wooden horse
wooden horse n. TROJAN HORSE * * *
Wooden Horse.
See Trojan Horse (def. 1). [1615-25] * * *
wooden Indian
1. a carved wooden statue of a standing American Indian, formerly found before many cigar stores as an advertisement. 2. (often l.c.) Informal. a person who appears emotionless ...
wooden shoe
sabot (def. 1). [1600-10] * * *
wooden tongue
Vet. Pathol. actinobacillosis. [1910-15, Amer.] * * *
Wooden, John
▪ American basketball coach in full  John Robert Wooden , byname  Wizard of Westwood  born October 14, 1910, Hall, Indiana, U.S.    American basketball coach who ...
wooden-headed
—wooden-headedness, n. /wood"n hed'id/, adj. Informal. thick-headed, dull; stupid. [1850-55] * * *
woodengraving
wood engraving n. 1. a. A block of wood on whose surface a design for printing is engraved across the end grain. b. A print made from a wood engraving. 2. The art or process of ...
woodenhead
/wood"n hed'/, n. Informal. a stupid person; blockhead. [1825-35; WOODEN + HEAD] * * *
woodenIndian
wooden Indian n. A cigar-store Indian. * * *
woodenly
See wooden. * * *
woodenness
See woodenly. * * *
woodenware
/wood"n wair'/, n. vessels, utensils, etc., made of wood. [1640-50; WOODEN + WARE1] * * *
Wooderson, Sydney Charles
▪ 2007       British athlete (b. Aug. 30, 1914, London, Eng.—d. Dec. 21, 2006, Wareham, Dorset, Eng.), was one of the great middle-distance runners of the 1930s and ...
Woodforde
(James Woodforde 1740–1803) an English parson (= a priest of the Church of England). He wrote a diary that describes his life over many years in a village in Norfolk. It was ...
woodfrog
wood frog n. A North American frog (Rana sylvatica) that inhabits damp woodlands and has a brown masklike patch running from snout to ears. * * *
woodgrain
—woodgraining, n. /wood"grayn'/, n. 1. a material or finish that imitates the natural grain of wood in pattern, color, and sometimes texture. 2. of or pertaining to ...
woodgrouse
wood grouse n. See capercaillie. * * *
Woodhaven
/wood"hay'veuhn/, n. a city in SE Michigan. 10,902. * * *
woodhenge
/wood"henj'/, n. Archaeol. a henge monument consisting of circles of upright timber posts. [1925-30; WOOD1 + (STONE)HENGE] * * *
woodhewer
/wood"hyooh'euhr/, n. woodcreeper. [WOOD1 + HEWER] * * *
woodhoopoe
wood hoopoe n. Any of several tropical and southern African birds of the family Phoenoculidae, similar to the hoopoe but having metallic plumage, long graduated tails, and no ...
woodhouse
/wood"hows'/, n., pl. woodhouses /-how'ziz/. a house or shed in which wood is stored. [1225-75; ME; see WOOD1, HOUSE] * * *
Woodhull
/wood"hul'/, n. Victoria Claflin /klaf"lin/, 1838-1927, U.S. social reformer, newspaper publisher, and women's-rights advocate. * * *
Woodhull, Nancy Jane
▪ 1998       American journalist who began as a reporter and worked her way up to become one of the founding editors of USA Today, president of the Gannett News Service, ...
Woodhull, Victoria
orig. Victoria Claflin born Sept. 23, 1838, Homer, Ohio, U.S. died June 10, 1927, Norton Park, Bremons, Worcestershire, Eng. U.S. social reformer. She and her sister Tennessee ...
Woodhull,Victoria Clafin
Wood·hull (wo͝odʹhŭl'), Victoria Clafin. 1838-1927. American reformer. An outspoken advocate of woman suffrage and free love, she was the first woman to run for the U.S. ...
woodhyacinth
wood hyacinth n. See bluebell. * * *
woodibis
wood ibis n. Any of several large, mainly white wading birds of the subfamily Mycteriinae, related to and resembling the storks, especially the New World species Mycteria ...
woodie
☆ woodie [wood′ē] n. alt. sp. of WOODY * * * wood·ie (wo͝odʹē) n. Variant of woody. * * *
woodiness
woodiness [wood′ē nis] n. the condition or quality of being woody * * * See woody. * * *
Woodiwiss, Kathleen
▪ 2008 Kathleen Erin Hogg        American romance novelist born June 3, 1939, Alexandria, La. died July 6, 2007, Princeton, Minn. was the author of 14 hefty bodice ...
woodland
n. /wood"land', -leuhnd/; adj. /wood"leuhnd/, n. 1. land covered with woods or trees. adj. 2. of, pertaining to, or inhabiting the woods; sylvan: a woodland nymph. [bef. 900; OE ...
Woodland
/wood"leuhnd/, n. a city in N central California. 30,235. * * * ▪ California, United States       city, seat (1862) of Yolo county, central California, U.S. It lies in ...
woodland caribou
a variety of caribou inhabiting the bogs and forests of eastern Canada, having large, palmate antlers. [1950-55] * * *
Woodland culture
Archaeol. a long pre-Columbian tradition characterized by the corded pottery of a hunting and later agricultural people of the eastern U.S. noted for the construction of burial ...
Woodland cultures
▪ ancient North American Indian cultures       prehistoric cultures of eastern North America dating from the 1st millennium BC. A variant of the Woodland tradition was ...
Woodland tradition
➡ Pre-Columbian North America * * *
woodland vole
▪ rodent  a small mouselike rodent of the eastern United States that is well adapted to burrowing, as reflected by its slender, cylindrical body, strong feet, and large ...
woodlandcaribou
woodland caribou n. A large dark brown caribou with a light muzzle and heavily palmate antlers, inhabiting forested areas of Canada and the northwest United States. * * *
woodlander
/wood"leuhn deuhr/, n. an inhabitant of the woods. [1765-75; WOODLAND + -ER1] * * *
woodlark
/wood"lahrk'/, n. a small, European songbird, Lullula arborea, noted for its song in flight. [1275-1325; ME wodelarke. See WOOD1, LARK1] * * *
woodlot
☆ woodlot [wood′lät΄ ] n. a piece of land on which trees are cultivated, specif. as a source of firewood, lumber, etc.: also written wood lot * * * wood lot or wood·lot ...
woodlouse
wood louse n. 1. See pill bug. 2. See sow bug. * * *
woodman
—woodmancraft /wood"meuhn kraft', -krahft'/, n. /wood"meuhn/, n., pl. woodmen. 1. woodsman (def. 1). 2. a person who fells timber, esp. for fuel. 3. Brit. a. a forester having ...
Woodmere
/wood"mear/, n. a city on SW Long Island, in SE New York. 17,205. * * *
woodmouse
wood mouse n. A mouse, such as a deer mouse, that commonly lives in woodlands. * * *
woodnote
/wood"noht'/, n. a wild or natural musical tone, as that of a forest bird. [1625-35; WOOD1 + NOTE] * * *
woodnymph
wood nymph n. 1. A nymph of the forest; a dryad. 2. Any of several tropical hummingbirds of the genera Thalurania and Cyanophaia. 3. Any of various butterflies of the family ...
woodpecker
/wood"pek'euhr/, n. any of numerous climbing birds of the family Picidae, having a hard, chisellike bill that it hammers repeatedly into wood in search of insects, stiff tail ...
woodpecker finch
      species of Galápagos finch (Galapagos finch) (q.v.). * * *
woodpewee
wood pewee n. Either of two small pewees, Contopus virens of the eastern United States or C. sordidulus of western North America, living in wooded areas. * * *
woodpigeon
wood pigeon n. A large pigeon (Columba palumbus) of Europe and Asia, having a white band on each wing. Also called ringdove. * * *
woodpile
/wood"puyl'/, n. a pile or stack of firewood. [1545-55; WOOD1 + PILE1] * * *
woodprint
/wood"print'/, n. woodcut. [1810-20; WOOD1 + PRINT] * * *
woodpulp
wood pulp n. Pulp made from wood, used especially to make paper. * * *
woodpussy
wood pussy n. Slang A skunk. * * *
woodrabbit
wood rabbit n. See cottontail. * * *
woodrat
wood rat n. See pack rat. * * * ▪ rodent  any of 20 species of medium-sized North and Central American rodents (rodent). Some species are commonly known as “packrats” ...
Woodridge
/wood"rij'/, n. a city in NE Illinois. 22,322. * * *
Woodrow
/wood"roh/, n. a male given name. * * * (as used in expressions) Woodrow Wilson Guthrie Woodrow Charles Herman Wilson Robert Woodrow Wilson Thomas Woodrow * * *
Woodrow Wilson
➡ Wilson (IV) * * *
Woodrow Wilson: First Inaugural Address
▪ Primary Source       Tuesday, March 4, 1913       There has been a change of government. It began two years ago, when the House of Representatives became ...
Woodrow Wilson: Second Inaugural Address
▪ Primary Source       Monday, March 5, 1917       The four years which have elapsed since last I stood in this place have been crowded with counsel and action of ...
Woodrow Wilson: The Fear of Monopoly
▪ Primary Source              The campaign of 1912 pitted four remarkable men against each other for the presidency, all of them with significant reform ...
Woodrow Wilson: The League of Nations
▪ Primary Source              The agreements arrived at during the Versailles Peace Conference of 1919 dealt, among other things, with territorial adjustments, ...
Woodrow Wilson: War Message
▪ Primary Source       Germany's resumption of unrestricted submarine warfare on February 1, 1917, led the United States to break diplomatic relations on February 3. ...
woodruff
/wood"reuhf, -ruf'/, n. any of several plants belonging to the genus Asperula or Galium, of the madder family, as G. odoratum (sweet woodruff), a fragrant plant with small white ...
Woodruff
/wood"reuhf/, n. Hiram, 1817-67, Canadian driver, trainer, and breeder of harness-racing horses. * * * ▪ herb       any of various species of plants of a genus ...
Woodruff key
Mach. a key having the form of a nearly semicircular disk fitting into a recess in a shaft. [appar. after the proper name] * * *
Woodruff, John Youie
▪ 2008       American track and field athlete born July 5, 1915, Connellsville, Pa. died Oct. 30, 2007, Fountain Hills, Ariz. won gold in the 800-m race at the 1936 ...
Woodruff, Wilford
▪ American religious leader born March 1, 1807, Farmington, Conn., U.S. died Sept. 2, 1898, San Francisco, Calif.       fourth president of the Church of Jesus Christ ...
Woods
/woodz/, n. Lake of the. See Lake of the Woods. * * *
Woods Hole
▪ Massachusetts, United States  unincorporated village in Falmouth town (township), Barnstable county, southeastern Massachusetts, U.S. It lies at the southwestern end of ...
Woods, Abraham Lincoln, Jr.
▪ 2009       American civil rights activist born Oct. 7, 1928, Birmingham, Ala. died Nov. 7, 2008, Birmingham led the protesters who staged (1963) the first sit-ins at ...
Woods, Donald
▪ 2002       South African journalist and antiapartheid campaigner (b. Dec. 15, 1933, Elliotdale, S.Af.—d. Aug. 19, 2001, Sutton, Surrey, Eng.), captured the attention ...
Woods, Lake of the
Lake astride the Canadian-U.S. boundary, southwestern Ontario, southeastern Manitoba, and northern Minnesota. Irregular in shape, it is 70 mi (110 km) long and up to 60 mi (95 ...
Woods, Rose Mary
▪ 2006       American personality (b. Dec. 26, 1917, Sebring, Ohio—d. Jan. 22, 2005, Alliance, Ohio), served as personal secretary for Richard M. Nixon from 1951, when ...
Woods, Tiger
orig. Eldrick Woods born Dec. 30, 1975, Cypress, Calif., U.S. U.S. golfer. The child of a Thai mother and an African American father, Woods was a golf prodigy and won the ...


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