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a piece of wood
the polished dark wood of an antique table
They stopped encouraging people to cut wood for fuel.
a wood floor
a wood stove
Usually I walk the dog in the woods behind our house.
These men are used to hiding out in the woods for long periods of time.
There has been a slight upturn in the economy, but we're not out of the woods yet.
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English version of definition of wood
the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …
to ask people to vote in order to decide an issue
a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …
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American definition of wood from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.