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 or main stems of trees as suitable for architectural and other purposes; timber or lumber.
  3. firewood.
  4. the cask, barrel, or keg, as distinguished from the bottle: aged in the wood.
  5. woodblock(def 1).
  6. Music.
    1. a woodwind instrument.
    2. the section of a band or orchestra composed of woodwinds.
  7. Often woods. (used with a singular or plural verb) a large and thick collection of growing trees; a grove or forest: They picnicked in the woods.
  8. Golf. a club with a wooden head, as a driver, brassie, spoon, or baffy for hitting long shots.Compare iron(def 5).

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