woodland

noun
wood·​land | \ ˈwu̇d-lənd How to pronounce woodland (audio) , -ˌland \

Definition of woodland

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: land covered with woody vegetation : timberland, forest

woodland

adjective

Definition of woodland (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : growing, living, or existing in woodland
2 : of, relating to, or being woodland

Woodland

geographical name
Wood·​land | \ ˈwu̇d-lənd How to pronounce Woodland (audio) \

Definition of Woodland (Entry 3 of 3)

city in western California northwest of Sacramento population 55,468

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Other Words from woodland

Noun

woodlander \ ˈwu̇d-​lən-​dər How to pronounce Woodland (audio) , -​ˌlan-​ \ noun

Synonyms for woodland

Synonyms: Noun

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Examples of woodland in a Sentence

Noun The swamp was surrounded by dense woodland. the house is perched atop a hill amid a stretch of dense woodland
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Malls Mire—a small woodland in Glasgow, between a housing estate, supermarket, and factory—is an unlikely haven for wildlife. Alan Taylor, The Atlantic, "Winners of the 2021 Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest," 8 Feb. 2021 Taylor stands, again, before a mystical woodland scape, draped in an oversized plaid topcoat. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Where to Shop Taylor Swift's Plaid Coat From Her "Evermore" Album Cover," 10 Dec. 2020 Located at the mouth of the Columbia River Gorge east of Washougal, the Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge has some beautiful views from its 1,049 acres of wetland, pasture and woodland. oregonlive, "The 10 best bird watching spots close to Portland," 13 Oct. 2020 The Dutchess Rail Trail took us through sun-dappled woodland to Poughkeepsie. Sebastian Modak, New York Times, "I Traveled to 52 Places. Then I Discovered N.Y. on My Bike.," 2 Oct. 2020 Instead of sitting at desks, Lukas’s students wander through a rambling woodland, lush with trees and crisscrossed by dirt tracks. Washington Post, "In Denmark, the forest is the new classroom," 16 Sep. 2020 Goode said the development of the urban-woodland interface blocks old-style fire. Debra Utacia Krol, The Arizona Republic, "'Living with fire' may lead to less destructive wildfires, say Indigenous land stewards," 28 Aug. 2020 Eric Fischl positioned a series of life-size sculptures titled Young Dancers Dancing in the midst of a sparse woodland at his home in Sag Harbor. Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine, "Drive-By Art Exhibition Provides Socially Distanced Dose of Culture," 14 May 2020 The news says this virus is traveling through the human population as methodically as the emerald ash borer coursed through the American woodland. Susan Krawitz, Longreads, "Finding Signs of Hope in Surprise Sugar Maples," 10 Aug. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Ringtails live in a variety of habitats, including woodland areas and buildings, but prefer rocky desert habitats. René A. Guzman, ExpressNews.com, "Ringtails, a catlike creature with the head of a fox, on the rise in San Antonio’s Stone Oak as sprawl takes over their habitat," 19 Jan. 2021 The site that once housed the venue is now a woodland area. Troy L. Smith, cleveland, "Led Zeppelin, the magic of Richfield Coliseum and the creation of ‘Destroyer’," 11 Dec. 2020 With rock-solid production and forceful delivery from both, Cardi and Megan could be rapping about woodland creatures (Wet Ass Platypuses?) and still deliver a defining anthem for a year that sorely needed some brash, unabashed NSFW fun. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "The 100 Best Songs of 2020: Staff List," 8 Dec. 2020 The birds were once abundant in the state, but farming eliminated their woodland habitat and hunting wiped out the entire population by the 1840s. Corryn Wetzel, Smithsonian Magazine, "View Amazing Photos and Video of a Turkey Dust Bathing," 25 Nov. 2020 Spend time in the treetops on an elevated skywalk, trek a 500-foot trail through a woodland habitat that includes an adventure bridge, explore a cave’s stalactites and stalagmites and wend your way through a caterpillar maze. Shannon Sutlief, Dallas News, "Fun things to do in November in Dallas-Fort Worth — online, outdoors and more," 6 Nov. 2020 This pillow cover with a minimalist woodland design ($35) was inspired by etched wood drawings and adds a festive touch to the room. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, "5 Festive Decorating Trends to Steal from West Elm's Holiday Lookbook," 10 Nov. 2020 Spend time in the treetops on an elevated skywalk, trek a 500-foot trail through a woodland habitat that includes an adventure bridge, explore a cave’s stalactites and stalagmites and wend your way through a caterpillar maze. Shannon Sutlief, Dallas News, "Fun things to do in November in Dallas-Fort Worth — online, outdoors and more," 6 Nov. 2020 This needle felting kit is made for anyone whose aesthetic revolves around woodland creatures like these cute hedgehogs. Meghan Kavanaugh, USA TODAY, "41 thoughtful DIY gifts anyone would love," 4 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of woodland

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of woodland was before the 12th century

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22 Feb 2021

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“Woodland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woodland. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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woodland

noun

English Language Learners Definition of woodland

: land covered with trees and bushes

woodland

noun
wood·​land | \ ˈwu̇d-lənd How to pronounce woodland (audio) , -ˌland \

Kids Definition of woodland

: land covered with trees and shrubs : forest

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