The secondary xylem of trees and shrubs, lying beneath the bark and consisting largely of cellulose and lignin. This tissue, often cut and dried especially for use as building material and fuel. A dense growth of trees or underbrush covering a relatively small or confined area. Often used in the plural. A forest. Often used in the plural. An object made of wood, especially: Music A woodwind. Sports Any of a series of golf clubs used to hit long shots, having a bulbous head made chiefly of wood, metal, or graphite, and numbered one to five in order of increasing loft. To fuel with wood. To cover with trees; forest. To gather or be supplied with wood. Made or consisting of wood; wooden. Used or suitable for cutting, storing, or working with wood. Living, growing, or present in forests: woods animals; a woods path. out of the woods Informal Free of a difficult or hazardous situation; in a position of safety or security. Archaic Mentally unbalanced; insane.