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This page has 6 definitions of woody in English. Woody is an adjective and noun. Examples of how to use woody in a sentence are shown. Also define these 9 related words and terms: woods, wooded, sylvan, wood, botany, non, herbaceous, lignin, and woodie.

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From Middle English woodi, wody, wodi, equivalent to wood +‎ -y.



woody (comparative woodier, superlative woodiest)

  1. Covered in woods; wooded.
  2. (obsolete) Belonging to the woods; sylvan.
  3. Made of wood, or having wood-like properties.
    • Wood definition
      The substance making up the central part of the trunk and branches of a tree. Used as a material for construction, to manufacture various items, etc. or as fuel. (1 of 8 wood definitions)
  4. (botany) Non-herbaceous.
    Subshrubs, shrubs, trees and lianas are all woody plants.
    • Botany definition
      The scientific study of plants, a branch of biology. Typically those disciplines that involve the whole plant. (1 of 4 botany definitions)
  5. (botany) Lignified.
    the woody parts of a plant


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woody (plural woodies)

  1. Alternative form of woodie

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