Woodworm vs Woodwork - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between woodworm and woodwork

is that woodworm is any of many beetle larvae that bore into wood while woodwork is (countable) something made from wood.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



(wikipedia woodworm) (Anobium punctatum)


(en noun)
  • Any of many beetle larvae that bore into wood.
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  • Synonyms

    * (any wood-boring beetle larvae) deathwatch beetle * (furniture beetle)






  • (countable) Something made from wood.
  • (uncountable) Wood product.
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  • (uncountable) Working with wood.
  • He does woodwork as a hobby.
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  • (only in plural, often in proper names) A workshop or factory devoted to making wood products.
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  • A place of concealment or obscurity.
  • Friends and relatives were coming out of the woodwork to celebrate his good fortune.
    So when he wants to, he can just kind of blend into the woodwork .
  • (football) The frame of the goal, i.e. the goalpost or crossbar.
  • That goal was so close, it went in off the woodwork .
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  • , year=2012 , date=May 5 , author=Phil McNulty , title=Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Carroll thought he had equalised with his header against the bar with eight minutes left. Liverpool claimed the ball had cross the line and Chelsea were grateful for a miraculous intervention from Cech to turn his effort on to the woodwork .}}


    * (working with wood) woodworking

    Derived terms

    * come out of the woodwork