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Meaning of WOODEN

Pronunciation:  'wûdun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  lacking ease or grace; "the actor's performance was wooden"; "a wooden smile"
  2. [adj]  made or consisting of (entirely or in part) or employing wood; "a wooden box"; "an ancient cart with wooden wheels"; "wood houses"; "a wood fire"
 

WOODEN is a 6 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: awkward, wood(a), woody
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Wood"en\, a.
1. Made or consisting of wood; pertaining to, or resembling,
   wood; as, a wooden box; a wooden leg; a wooden wedding.

2. Clumsy; awkward; ungainly; stiff; spiritless.

         When a bold man is out of countenance, he makes a
         very wooden figure on it.             --Collier.

         His singing was, I confess, a little wooden. --G.
                                               MacDonald.

{Wooden spoon}.
   (a) (Cambridge University, Eng.) The last junior optime
       who takes a university degree, -- denoting one who is
       only fit to stay at home and stir porridge. ``We
       submit that a wooden spoon of our day would not be
       justified in calling Galileo and Napier blockheads
       because they never heard of the differential
       calculus.'' --Macaulay.
   (b) In some American colleges, the lowest appointee of the
       junior year; sometimes, one especially popular in his
       class, without reference to scholarship. Formerly, it
       was a custom for classmates to present to this person
       a wooden spoon with formal ceremonies.

{Wooden ware}, a general name for buckets, bowls, and other
   articles of domestic use, made of wood.

{Wooden wedding}. See under {Wedding}.

 

 

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