Definition of wooden in US English:

wooden

adjective

  • 1Made of wood.

    ‘a wooden spoon’
    ‘she closed the heavy wooden door’
    • ‘They broke in by prising open a wooden door panel and took two porcelain figurines.’
    • ‘I follow the fairy lights along corridor until I come to a wooden front door with no number on it.’
    • ‘At the base of the door there is a wooden deck that goes all the way around the building.’
    • ‘For example, it stops wooden toys with hidden sharp nails being imported from China.’
    • ‘Out the patio door, the wooden deck was high off the ground and made of light oak wood.’
    • ‘However the door had a wooden board which could be shaken loose from the veranda.’
    • ‘We still have six wooden doors there that we bought two years ago to replace the hollow-core doors in the house.’
    • ‘The breakfast area has a vaulted wooden ceiling and double doors leading to the patio area.’
    • ‘Fire damage was confined to the door's wooden surround and floor boards.’
    • ‘Around one corner was a thick wooden door with a barred window that begged inspection.’
    • ‘Georgie came to a green wooden door, tapped lightly with his nails, quiet as a rat.’
    • ‘Voices and footsteps were heard from outside the thick wooden doors that led to the dining room.’
    • ‘The Sawdust Club will have on display the wooden toys that they made over the last three months.’
    • ‘The tranquillity was shattered as Dr Sentamu finally knocked on the West Door with a wooden staff.’
    • ‘Upon arrival my attention was directed to a wooden door on the western side of the building.’
    • ‘Darleys is the restaurant in the rather grand old wooden house next door to Lilianfels hotel.’
    • ‘The water kept rising and was reaching chest height, so she kicked down the wooden door, injuring her leg.’
    • ‘To find it you follow a thin alley and stoop through an ancient wooden door, stepping into a dingy vestibule.’
    • ‘He had a toy, wooden sword in one hand and a piece of oozing vanilla cake in the other.’
    • ‘All manner of items were up for sale, including the good old fashioned wooden toys.’
    made of wood, wood, timber, woody
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  • 2Like or characteristic of wood.

    ‘a kind of dull wooden sound’
    • ‘Beneath her, the wooden floors creaked and her shoes sounded softly in the silence.’
    • ‘My fork clattered as soon as it hit the wooden, glossed floor, the sound echoing throughout the room.’
    • ‘Josephine nodded in my direction and I heard the sound of a chair scraping against the wooden floor.’
    • ‘A wooden house faced onto the courtyard and the sounds of a Corbett street floated over the house.’
    1. 2.1 Stiff and awkward in movement or manner.
      ‘she is one of the most wooden actresses of all time’
      • ‘She is portraying an animated character, which means she can be as wooden as you like and it doesn't matter.’
      stilted, stiff, unnatural, clumsy, awkward, graceless, inelegant, ungainly, leaden
      expressionless, impassive, poker-faced, devoid of emotion, emotionless, blank, empty, vacant, unresponsive
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Pronunciation

wooden

/ˈwo͝odn//ˈwʊdn/