US: /ˈwʊd/
UK: /wˈʊd/

English Vietnamese dictionary

wood /wud/
  • danh từ
    • gỗ
      • soft wood: gỗ mềm
      • made of wood: làm bằng gỗ
    • củi
      • to put wood on the fire: bỏ củi vào bếp
    • ((thường) số nhiều) rừng
      • a wood of beech: rừng sồi
    • thùng gỗ (đựng rượu)
    • (âm nhạc) (the wood) kèn sáo bằng gỗ
    • to be unable to see the wood for the trees
      • thấy cây mà không thấy rừng, nhìn thấy hiện tượng mà không thấy bản chất
    • he is wood from the neck up
      • (thông tục) nó dốt đặc, nó ngu lắm
    • out of the wood
      • khỏi nguy hiểm, thoát nạn
    • to run to wood
      • phát cáu, nổi giận
    • to take to the woods
      • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (từ lóng) chạy trốn, tẩu thoát
  • tính từ
    • bằng gỗ
      • wood floor: sàn gỗ
    • (thuộc) rừng
      • wood flowers: những bông hoa rừng
  • động từ
    • cung cấp củi; lấy củi
    • trồng rừng

Advanced English dictionary

+ noun
1 [U, C] the hard material that the TRUNK and branches of a tree are made of; this material when it is used to build or make things with, or as a fuel: He chopped some wood for the fire. + a plank of wood + All the furniture was made of wood. + a wood floor + furniture made of a variety of different woods + In the spring, cut out the old wood and shorten the young stems (= of bushes, etc.).
2 [C] (also woods [pl.]) an area of trees, smaller than a forest: a large wood + a walk in the woods
See also - WOODED
3 [C] a heavy wooden ball used in the game of BOWLS
4 [C] a GOLF CLUB with a large head, that was usually made of wood in the past
Compare: IRON
Idioms: not see the wood for the trees (BrE) (AmE not see the forest for the trees) to not see or understand the main point about sth, because you are paying too much attention to small details
not out of the woods (informal) not yet free from difficulties or problems: We're not out of the woods yet, you know.
more at KNOCK v., NECK n., TOUCH v.

Collocation dictionary

1 what trees are made of


hard | soft
Pine is a soft wood.
| dark
The pub had dark wood panelling.
| light, pale | green
The wood was too green to burn.
| dead, rotten, rotting
She pruned the dead wood from the tree.
| kindling
There were neat piles of kindling wood against the wall.
| natural
varnish that retains the natural wood look
| seasoned | rough | painted, polished, stained, varnished | carved | solid | laminated | charred | balsa, beech, pine, etc.


block, piece, plank, strip


chop, cut, saw | be made from/in/(out) of, carve/make sth from/in/out of
The cabinet is made of cherry wood. We carve the moulds in wood.
| paint, polish, stain, varnish
She stained the wood green.
| season
Traditionally wood was seasoned in the open air.
| burn | gather
We gathered wood for the fire.


the sound of splintering wood
| rot
Over the years, much of the wood in the house had rotted.
| burn
Dry wood burns easily.


chip | carving | floor, panel, panelling | laminate, veneer | finish
a wardrobe in a mahogany wood finish
| fire


in ~
The chapel has some interesting works in wood and marble.

2 area covered with trees


deep, dense, thick | dark, shady | broad-leaved, deciduous | beech, birch, oak, etc.


in the ~
a walk in the woods
| through the ~
He wandered through the beech wood.

Concise English dictionary

+the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
+the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area
+United States film actress (1938-1981)
+English conductor (1869-1944)
+English writer of novels about murders and thefts and forgeries (1814-1887)
+United States painter noted for works based on life in the Midwest (1892-1942)
+any wind instrument other than the brass instruments
+a golf club with a long shaft used to hit long shots; originally made with a wooden head