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See also: Woods
- plural of
- (usually in the plural, sometimes singular) A dense collection of trees covering a relatively small area; smaller than a forest.
- Woods are lovely, dark places.
- These woods are near a field.
- This woods is near a field. (uncommon)
- 1939, C. R. Tillotson, The Care and Improvement of the Farm Woods (Farmers' Bulletin No. 1177), page 18:
- Where protection is not considered essential, the logical places for establishing a woods are on those portions of the farm which have steep slopes […] .
- 2009, James Preston Hardison, Miracles on the Poke-A-No, page 159:
- Night after night, we both had similar dreams that our daughter was wandering around in a woods.
- 2013, Robert McGowan, Current: Essays on the Passing of Time in the Woods, page 20:
- It is a crop, like a crop of corn, which differs from a natural field of grasses in the way that a crop of trees differs from a woods.
- (military, attributive) For chemical behavior purposes, trees in full leaf (coniferous or medium-dense deciduous forests).
- Woods more often takes a plural verb (determiner, etc, as in these woods are) than a singular verb (as in this woods is).
- In English, one does not say "I was lost in the wood," but rather "I was lost in the woods."
- See also Thesaurus:forest
forest — see forest
- Third-person singular simple present indicative form of wood