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noun wood pronunciation in British English /wʊd/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the substance that forms the main part of a tree and is used for making things such as furniture
    a piece of wood
    the polished dark wood of an antique table
    cut/chop wood: They stopped encouraging people to cut wood for fuel.
    Synonyms and related words
    1. a.
      [usually before noun] made from wood
      a wood floor
    2. b.
      [only before noun] using wood as a fuel
      a wood stove
  2. 2




    [countable] a small forest
    I often walk the dog in the woods behind our house.



a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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