woaded

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

woad +‎ -ed

Adjective[edit]

woaded (comparative more woaded, superlative most woaded)

  1. Coloured or stained with woad.
    Man tattoed or woaded, winter-clad in skins. — Tennyson.

Verb[edit]

woaded

  1. simple past tense and past participle of woad
    • 1776, Temple H. Croker, Thomas Williams, Samuel Clarke, Dye, entry in The Complete Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, Volume 1, page 49 or 50,
      The piece which has only been woaded will be sound bluish, with somewhat of a dull green ; if it have been both woaded and maddered, it will be of a tan or minim colour; and if it have been neither woaded nor maddered, its colour will be dunniſh, between yellow and ſallow.
    • 1968, Eric Kerridge, The Agricultural Revolution, page 210,
      The field was then laid to grass and after a dozen years could be woaded again.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.