Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Wood.
  • adjective Obs. or Prov. Eng. Mad. See wood, a.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

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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").

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.

    gillpolack: I'm kinda looking forward to the end of

  • 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?

  • 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!)

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • 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.

    Runnin' the Great Wall...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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:

    Runnin' the Great Wall...

  • 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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  • 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