- noun the fine-grained, dense wood produced by a tree such as oak, teak or mahogany.
- A general term referring to any of a variety of broad-leaved, deciduous trees, and the wood from those trees. The term does not designate the physical hardness of wood, as some hardwoods are actually softer than some softwood (coniferous) species.
- noun wood from a tree which loses its leaves in winter, as opposed to conifers which give softwood
- noun wood from a broad-leaved tree, as distinct from wood from a conifer