What is Wood?

  • (noun): United States film actress (1938-1981).
    Synonyms: Natalie Wood
    See also — Additional definitions below

Wood

Wood is a hard, fibrous structural tissue found in the stems and roots of trees and other woody plants. It has been used for hundreds of thousands of years for both fuel and as a construction material. wood is also a term for erection. It is an organic material, a natural composite of cellulose fibers (which are strong in tension) embedded in a matrix of lignin which resists compression. Wood is sometimes defined as only the secondary xylem in the stems of trees, or it is defined more broadly to include the same type of tissue elsewhere such as in tree roots or in other plants such as shrubs. In a living tree it performs a support function, enabling woody plants to grow large or to stand up for themselves. It also mediates the transfer of water and nutrients to the leaves and other growing tissues. Wood may also refer to other plant materials with comparable properties, and to material engineered from wood, or wood chips or fiber.

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Beatrice Wood
... Beatrice Wood (March 3, 1893 – March 12, 1998) was an American artist and studio potter, who late in life was dubbed the "Mama of Dada," and served as a partial ... Beatrice Wood died nine days after her 105th birthday in Ojai, California ...
Cass Lake, Minnesota - History
... utilization of lower value species at a box factory which operated until 1950, and a wood treatment plant operated by Wheeler Lumber between 1949 and 1985 ... The former wood-treating plant operated by Wheeler Lumber within the city limits has been designated a Federal Superfund site, due to soil and groundwater ...
Wood, Wisconsin - Demographics
... There were 285 households out of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.3% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.1% were non-families. 16.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...
Beatrice Wood - Obituaries
... Beatrice Wood Dies at age 105 - Craftsreport Obituary Beatrice Wood - The Independent NPR Beatrice Wood Obit - National Public Radio MacNeill, Bonnie ... "Mama of Dada Beatrice Wood dies at 105." The Ojai Valley News ...
Beatrice Wood - Films Inspired By Wood
... Beatrice Wood Mama of Dada This documentary was released as a 16 mm film in Los Angeles, California on March 3, 1993, to coincide with Wood's 100th birthday ... Titanic Wood found a new audience when she was 104 ... in the Ojai Valley News, six days before her death, Wood awarded the Fifth Annual Beatrice Wood Film Award to Cameron ...

More definitions of "Wood":

  • (noun): The trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area.
    Synonyms: forest, woods
  • (noun): The hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees.
  • (noun): A golf club with a long shaft used to hit long shots; originally made with a wooden head; metal woods are now available.
  • (noun): United States painter noted for works based on life in the Midwest (1892-1942).
    Synonyms: Grant Wood

Famous quotes containing the word wood:

    This is the poem of the air,
    Slowly in silent syllables recorded;
    This is the secret of despair,
    Long in its cloudy bosom hoarded,
    Now whispered and revealed
    To wood and field.
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1809–1882)

    It would be as wise to set up an accomplished lawyer to saw wood as a business as to condemn an educated and sensible woman to spend all her time boiling potatoes and patching old garments. Yet this is the lot of many a one who incessantly stitches and boils and bakes, compelled to thrust back out of sight the aspirations which fill her soul.
    Sarah M. Grimke (1792–1873)

    Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.
    —Joseph Wood Krutch (1893–1970)