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wood (n.)

Old English wudu, earlier widu "tree, trees collectively, forest, grove; the substance of which trees are made," from Proto-Germanic *widu- (source also of Old Norse viðr, Danish and Swedish ved "tree, wood," Old High German witu "wood"), from PIE *widhu- "tree, wood" (source also of Welsh gwydd "trees," Gaelic fiodh- "wood, timber," Old Irish fid "tree, wood"). Out of the woods "safe" is from 1792.

wood (adj.)

"violently insane" (now obsolete), from Old English wod "mad, frenzied," from Proto-Germanic *woda- (source also of Gothic woþs "possessed, mad," Old High German wuot "mad, madness," German wut "rage, fury"), from PIE *wet- (1) "to blow; inspire, spiritually arouse;" source of Latin vates "seer, poet," Old Irish faith "poet;" "with a common element of mental excitement" [Buck]. Compare Old English woþ "sound, melody, song," Old Norse oðr "poetry," and the god-name Odin.

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Definitions of wood from WordNet
1
wood (n.)
the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees;
wood (n.)
the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area;
Synonyms: forest / woods
wood (n.)
any wind instrument other than the brass instruments;
Synonyms: woodwind / woodwind instrument
wood (n.)
a golf club with a long shaft used to hit long shots; originally made with a wooden head;
metal woods are now standard
2
Wood (n.)
United States film actress (1938-1981);
Synonyms: Natalie Wood
Wood (n.)
English conductor (1869-1944);
Synonyms: Sir Henry Wood / Sir Henry Joseph Wood
Wood (n.)
English writer of novels about murders and thefts and forgeries (1814-1887);
Synonyms: Mrs. Henry Wood / Ellen Price Wood
Wood (n.)
United States painter noted for works based on life in the Midwest (1892-1942);
Synonyms: Grant Wood
From wordnet.princeton.edu