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This page has 7 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 0 related words and terms: .

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Etymology 1

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.
  4. (botany) Non-herbaceous.
    Subshrubs, shrubs, trees and lianas are all woody plants.
  5. (botany) Lignified.
    the woody parts of a plant
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Etymology 2

From wood +‎ -y (diminutive suffix).


woody (plural woodies)

  1. Alternative form of woodie.
  2. (climbing, slang) A compact wooden climbing wall used for board climbing.
    • 2022 January 13, Sam Anderson, “Decoy Board Jockeys Into Moon Board, Kilter Board Climbing Market”, in GearJunkie[1]:
      And as climbing has evolved, so have woodies — the Moon Board established a worldwide standard for board climbing in 2016.

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