Wood vs Beechwood - What's the difference?

wood | beechwood |


As a proper noun wood

is an english topographic surname for someone who lived in or near a wood.

As a noun beechwood is

the wood of the beech tree.

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wood

English

(wikipedia wood)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) wode, from (etyl) wudu, (Danish and Swedish ved) .

Noun

  • (uncountable) 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.
  • * (John Milton)
  • to worship their own work in wood and stone for gods
  • (countable) The wood of a particular species of tree.
  • (countable) A forested or wooded area.
  • * (William Shakespeare), The Tragedy of (Macbeth)
  • Macbeth shall never vanquish'd be until / Great Birnam wood to high Dunsinane hill / Shall come against him.
  • Firewood.
  • * , chapter=8
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=We toted in the wood and got the fire going nice and comfortable. Lord James still set in one of the chairs and Applegate had cabbaged the other and was hugging the stove.}}
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author=(Henry Petroski)
  • , title= Geothermal Energy , volume=101, issue=4, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Energy has seldom been found where we need it when we want it. Ancient nomads, wishing to ward off the evening chill and enjoy a meal around a campfire, had to collect wood and then spend time and effort coaxing the heat of friction out from between sticks to kindle a flame.}}
  • (countable, golf) A type of golf club, the head of which was traditionally made of wood.
  • (music) A woodwind instrument.
  • (uncountable, slang) An erection.
  • (chess, uncountable, slang) Chess pieces.
  • * 1971 , Chess Life & Review (volume 26, page 309)
  • White has nothing but a lot of frozen wood on the board while Black operates on the Q-side.
    Usage notes
    In the sense of "a forested area", the singular generally refers to a discrete area of forest, while the plural is often used when a more vaguely defined area is meant.
    Synonyms
    * timber
    Derived terms
    * bentwood * driftwood * greasewood * hardwood * heartwood * kingwood * knock on wood * ironwood * olivewood * out of the woods * purplewood * saw wood * softwood * whitewood * woodchopper * woodcock * wooded * wooden * woodpecker * woody

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (rfv-sense) Made of or with wood .
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess) , chapter=Foreword citation , passage=He stood transfixed before the unaccustomed view of London at night time, a vast panorama which reminded him […] of some wood engravings far off and magical, in a printshop in his childhood.}}
    Synonyms
    * wooden

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To cover or plant with trees.
  • To supply with wood, or get supplies of wood for.
  • to wood a steamboat or a locomotive
  • To take or get a supply of wood.
  • Etymology 2

    (etyl), from (etyl) . See the full etymology at wode .

    Alternative forms

    * wode

    Adjective

    (er)
  • (obsolete) Mad, insane, crazed.
  • Derived terms
    * wood-wroth * woodness

    Etymology 3

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A peckerwood.
  • * 2009 , Brendan Joel Kelly, " Pride vs. Power", The Phoenix New Times :
  • Other than shout-outs to fellow "woods ," I found no references on their record to racism, and after getting to know the members, I think Woodpile's message is the opposite of what the L.A. Times construed it to be — they want to bring hardcore white guys to rap music, rather than alienating anyone of any race.
  • * 2011 , Christian Workman, Black Boxed: Coming of Age Behind Prison Walls :
  • The only thing is, even though there are ways to remain neutral, to just be a wood and not get caught up in the white supremacist gang stuff, you do have to take a side if things get bad.

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    * English ethnic slurs ----

    beechwood

    English

    Noun

  • The wood of the beech tree.
  • A wood largely populated with beech trees.