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

Definition of woodland

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: land covered with woody vegetation : timberland, forest



Definition of woodland (Entry 2 of 3)

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


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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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woodlander \ ˈwu̇d-​lən-​dər How to pronounce woodlander (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 During your visit be sure to hike Lighthouse Point—a 2.4 mile, quintessential Pacific Northwest hike through woodlands and along shorelines, with breathtaking views. Drake Wilson, Sunset Magazine, "Find Wine, Whales, and Water Adventures in Washington’s Scenic Puget Sound," 3 Feb. 2020 The family room and eating area have holiday gnomes, wool animals and snowflakes, and soft snowy owls, felt deer and other woodland creatures pop up from a high shelf in the white kitchen with a vintage-looking tin ceiling. oregonlive, "Oregon families celebrate the holidays at home with well-loved traditions," 18 Dec. 2019 Overlooking serene Lake Rwanyakazinga, the camp offers game drives through the diverse habitats of the park, ranging from open plains to woodlands to green mountains. Karen Carmichael, National Geographic, "These African lodges lead the way in wildlife conservation," 9 Dec. 2019 Boynton fauna are mostly barnyard or woodland creatures. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, "The Bard of Bedtime," 8 Oct. 2019 Of course, there are more traditional Christmas ornaments: from sparkly stars to antlers to woodland creatures, and even a stunning geometric piece. Selena Barrientos, House Beautiful, "Scott Living at Kohl’s Has Christmas Ornaments That Look Just Like The Property Brothers," 3 Oct. 2019 The tour here winds through ancient oak woodlands, apple orchards, and meadows of wildflowers ending at the brand new Cellar Door, a sleek tasting room with rooftop patio. Tyler Wetherall, Condé Nast Traveler, "Kent Is Poised to Be the U.K.'s Napa Valley," 14 Sep. 2018 The ranch, on sale for the first time in 85 years, includes canyons, woodlands, grasslands and meadows in Santa Clara, Alameda, San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties. Peter Fimrite, SFChronicle.com, "Newsom, legislators seek to add Bay Area open space to California park system," 11 Jan. 2020 The first half-mile makes a steady but mild ascent through cypress-juniper woodlands and jumbled drainages. Mare Czinar, azcentral, "Test your nerve on this less-used hiking trail in Sedona. Here's how," 27 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of woodland


before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above


14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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10 Feb 2020

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“Woodland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woodland. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of woodland

: land covered with trees and bushes


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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