Definition of wooden in English:

wooden

adjective

  • 1Made of wood.

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

    ‘a kind of dull wooden sound’
    woodenly
    and → woodenness
    • ‘Beneath her, the wooden floors creaked and her shoes sounded softly in the silence.’
    • ‘A wooden house faced onto the courtyard and the sounds of a Corbett street floated over the house.’
    • ‘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.’
    1. 2.1Stiff 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.’

Pronunciation:

wooden

/ˈwo͝odn/