Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. mad, crazy, insane, possessed, rabid, furious, frantic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Mad. See wood, a.
  • n. Wood.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Middle English form of wood.
  • n. An obsolete spelling of woad.

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old English wōd ("mad, raging, enraged, insane, senseless, blasphemous"), from Proto-Germanic *wōdaz, from Proto-Indo-European *wāt- (“prophet”). Cognate with Middle Dutch woet (Dutch woede), Old High German wuot (German Wut ("fury")), Old Norse óðr, Gothic 𐍅𐍉𐌸𐍃 ("demonically possessed"). The Indo-European root is also the source of Latin vates ("seer, prophet"), Old Irish fáith ("seer"), Welsh gwawd ("song"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • That last call made me maddest, I think I waxed wode, because she had worked a whole week to fill in the gaps caused by two-otherwise-sane people who could not get their act together.

    Even in a little thing

  • I always kept a smile and reassured her that "Ni shi wode pengyou" (You are my friend) only to be taken back by her "bu shi" (No we aren't!)

    The calm before the storm

  • November 7, 2008 at 3:13 am kitteh & toto luks awound an awl deh seez iz wellow bwick wode.

    abort!! abort!! - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • The reason for my happiness was the below video, created by the one and only Corinne Razem, wode meimei, my sister, for my Christmas present:

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • I explain that I am a volunteer and in America, I was an English teacher and wode aihao my hobby is teaching because it makes me very happy...and that continues into a mini-monologue about how you should only choose a career that makes you happy and that will help you grow and learn more about yourself and the world and life, etc. etc. etc.

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • PIJ WODE! nawet w szpitalu lekarz mowi, ze trzeba pic wode. juz jak sie ogarniasz, dziewczynko, to zacznij ogarniac sie porzadnie, co?

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  • And some putten wax in oyle of the wode of the fruyt of bawme, and seyn that it is bawme: and sume destyllen clowes of gylofre and of spykenard of Spayne and of othere spices, that ben well smellynge; and the lykour that gothe out there of, thei clepe it bawme: and thei wenen, that thei han bawme; and thei have non.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • And zee schulle undirstonde, that the peper growethe, in maner as dothe a wylde vyne, that is planted faste by the trees of that wode, for to susteynen it by, as dothe the vyne.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • And this chambre is fulle wel smellynge, be cause of the wode, that it is made offe.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • Item, in this yle and in many other, there is a manner of wode, hard and strong: who so coverethe the coles of that wode undir the assches there offe, the coles wil duellen and abyden alle quyk, a zere or more.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

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  • 1. Madness; also, an overmastering emotion, specif. rage or fury; for (pure) ~.
    2. In misc. adv. phrases with for prep.: for ~:
    (a) in a panic, frantically;
    (b) ferociously, fiercely;
    (c) intensely, furiously, like mad.

    October 20, 2011