greenwood

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n greenwood woodlands in full leaf "the greenwood was Robin Hood's home"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The state of Maine was once known as the "Earmuff Capital of The World". Earmuffs were invented there by Chester Greenwood in 1873.
    • n Greenwood A forest as it appears in spring and summer.
    • a Greenwood Pertaining to a greenwood; as, a greenwood shade.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: John Greenwood, also of New York invented the dental drill in 1790.
    • n greenwood A wood or forest when green, as in summer.
    • n greenwood Wood which has acquired a green tint under the pathological influence of the fungus Peziza.
    • n greenwood Same as green-broom.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Greenwood a wood or collection of trees covered with leaves: wood newly cut—also used as an adj., as in 'the greenwood shade.'—adj. Green′y
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. gréne; Ger. grün, Dut. groen, green, Ice. grænn, allied to grow.

Usage

In literature:

The Thirteenth Anniversary Exercises of the Brewer Normal School took place at Greenwood, S. C., on Thursday, June 25.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 39, No. 08, August, 1885" by Various
So I looked at the matter, and so I explained it on our long walks through Pompton and on to Greenwood Lake.
"Aliens" by William McFee
We followed the Chambersburg pike as far as Greenwood where we turned to the left down a road leading southerly.
"Our campaign around Gettysburg" by John Lockwood
When I am in the greenwood, give me greenwood ways; and my word for this tide is, 'A fig for all mock soldiery!
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 8 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
We say settled, but Dick Greenwood was one of those men who could never be truly said to settle to anything.
"For John's Sake" by Annie Frances Perram
Soon after dark, we all started and walked two miles to the little village of Greenwood.
"In and Out of Rebel Prisons" by Lieut. A. [Alonzo] Cooper
Deep in the greenwood.
"Fugitive Poetry" by Nathaniel Parker Willis
Its name suggests the well-known story of the greenwood outlaw which has been charmingly versified by George Linley in the libretto.
"The Standard Cantatas" by George P. Upton
They came through a greenwood archway to the little cove where Johnny waited.
"Stepsons of Light" by Eugene Manlove Rhodes
We now became convinced that we were the attraction which seemed to be drawing these gentlemen of the greenwood.
"With Ring of Shield" by Knox Magee
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In poetry:

Then deep in the greenwood rode he,
And asked of every tree,
'Oh, if you have ever a Singing Leaf,
I pray you give it me!'
"The Singing Leaves" by James Russell Lowell
He raised his master in his arms,
And set him on his knee;
And Robin's eyes beheld the skies,
The shaws, the greenwood tree.
"The Death Of Robin Hood" by Eugene Field
"But all forewearied, weak and spent,
I quickly swoon'd away;
And there beneath the greenwood shade
Long time I lifeless lay.
"Valentine and Ursine" by Anonymous British
Noera, haply then,
Thou being with me,
Each ruined greenwood glen
Will bud and be
Spring's with the spring again,
The spring in thee.
"Noera" by Madison Julius Cawein
Sternly he spoke - "'Tis sweet to hear
In good greenwood the bugle blown,
But sweeter to Revenge's ear,
To drink a tyrant's dying groan.
"Cadyow Castle" by Sir Walter Scott
But the deer draw to the shady pool,
The birds sing blithe and free,
And the wild-flow'rs bloom o'er a hidden tomb
Under the greenwood tree.
"The Death Of Robin Hood" by Eugene Field

In news:

Greenwood 6 Pts, 3 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl.
A clock tower at Veterans Memorial Park in Greenwood is surrounded by hundreds of plaques honoring veterans.
The third-grade team defeated Greenwood (Ark.
) Gray 18-12 in overtime Saturday in Greenwood.
The Barnesville Blues Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 2137 will host its annual Confederate Memorial Program at Greenwood Cemetery in Barnesville April 21.
Siemens and U.S.-based company MarMac Water LLC of Greenwood Village, Colo.
New Council Member , Two Incumbents Elected In Greenwood.
Western Drama Directed by: Kelly Reichardt ( Wendy and Lucy ) Starring: Michelle Williams, Bruce Greenwood, Will Patton, Paul Dano, Shirley Henderson.
Geoff Greenwood with the Iowa Attorney General's office says two burglary charges will be dropped in exchange for Murphy's guilty plea.
Courtesy photo Nate Greenwood is a middle school teacher and union leader in Jenison.
Nate Greenwood is a Jenison Middle School teacher and serves as vice president of the Jenison Education Association, the school employees union.
Bev Greenwood sits for a photo in her home in Hamilton, Ont.
Greenwood, who is a retired nurse, has suffered from foot pain for years.
Burgess snugly fits Greenwood's QB mold.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Jabe Burgess is the latest in a long line of Greenwood quarterbacks who know how to put a tight spin on their passes.
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In science:

Greenwood, An introduction to the Standard Model of Particle Physics.
Study of accelerator neutrino interactions in a liquid argon TPC
Xj including Greenwood’s statistic if α = 1.
On the Laplace transform of some quadratic forms and the exact distribution of the sample variance from a gamma or uniform parent distribution
The first paper also contains an orthogonal series for the cdf of Greenwood’s statistic (the square sum of ”spacings”) as a by–product.
The exact distribution of the sample variance from bounded continuous random variables
This idea has been widely applied since the pioneering work of Greenwood and Yule , which derived the over-dispersed negative binomial distribution as a mixture of the Poisson distribution with a gamma-distributed parameter.
Compound Markov counting processes and their applications to modeling infinitesimally over-dispersed systems
Morrison, R., Balasubramaniam, D., Greenwood, R. M., Kirby, G. N. C., Mayes, K., Munro, D. S. and Warboys, B. C. (2000): A Compliant Persistent Architecture, Software - Practice and Experience, Special Issue on Persistent Object Systems, 30, 363-386.
A Generic Storage API
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