from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The wood of a dicotyledonous tree.
- n. A dicotyledonous tree.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. (mostly in botany and forestry) The wood from any dicotyledonous tree, without regard to its hardness.
- n. (in more general use) As the preceding but limited to those that are commercial timbers, and are at least average in hardness.
- n. The tree or tree species that yields the preceding.
- n. A joint term for the commercial timbers, without distinguishing which.
- n. The sport of basketball, in particular the basketball court.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. wood of a solid or hard texture; as walnut, oak, ash, box, and the like, in distinction from pine, poplar, hemlock, etc.
- adj. Made of the hard-to-cut wood of a broad-leaved tree, as e.g. oak; consisting of a hardwood; ; -- of wood and wooden objects.
- n. The wood of broad-leaved dicotyledonous trees (as distinguished from the wood of conifers); also items made from such wood.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a hard wood (see hard wood, under wood, n.), as a tree; bearing trees with hard wood, as a forest; made of hard wood: as, a hardwood floor.
- n. A hardwood tree.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the wood of broad-leaved dicotyledonous trees (as distinguished from the wood of conifers)
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Figured walnut now costs a king's ransom, laminated hardwood is a practical and affordable choice for my sporterweights, and a synthetic stock is a stable choice for varmint and target rifles.
Floors Available in hardwood, granite and other luxe materials.
I would be hunting in hardwood forest with some greens and cut corn fields.
He had never before appreciated a plain hardwood floor with a couple of wolfskins; it sure beat all the carpets in creation.
The sound of the sneakers on hardwood is actually quite nice.
They call it hardwood for a reason: its lack of softness.
The stock is plain hardwood, and the gun has an exposed hammer and breaks open by means of a button on the right side of the receiver.
It is one of the great firearms bargains of any kind: it lists for $307 with a laminated stock, and a mere $249 with plain hardwood.
And the means of engineering the tongue and groove involves layered hardwood, which is otherwise known as very hard plywood.
Almost the same may be said of what are termed the hardwood timber soils, which are usually made up of clay loam lying upon clay.