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

Definition of woodland

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: land covered with woody vegetation : timberland, forest



Definition of woodland (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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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 The site is located within Long Crouch Woods, a 26-acre woodland that sits above Seaver Street in Roxbury. Pamela Wright, BostonGlobe.com, 6 May 2022 Join local artist Weina Dinata to learn how to create your own artful woodland or succulent tabletop native plant garden. oregonlive, 15 Apr. 2022 Join local artist Weina Dinata to learn how to create your own artful woodland or succulent tabletop native plant garden. oregonlive, 8 Apr. 2022 The 14-acre swath within the Wye Island Natural Resources Management Area in Queen Anne’s County, is one of nature’s rarest commodities: an old-growth forest — a woodland that has never been altered by humans. Jonathan M. Pitts, baltimoresun.com, 10 Mar. 2022 The camp itself, set in a tranquil corner of the Serengeti amid an open woodland, affords expansive views of the bush. Lavanya Sunkara, Travel + Leisure, 19 Dec. 2021 There is an area in the woodland that has been fenced off, though. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 30 Nov. 2021 Here atop the Cima Dome, some 5,700 feet above sea level in the Mojave National Preserve, a dense woodland of Joshua trees once stood. Nathan Solis, Los Angeles Times, 15 Dec. 2021 This lets light into the woodland, which helps to stimulate new growth. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 30 Nov. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Native understory woodland plants that grow in forests under large trees are best suited for full shade. Jessica Damiano, BostonGlobe.com, 15 May 2022 The grasslands at Havenwoods steal the flower show in July and August, but spring is the time for woodland wildflowers in the state's only urban forest. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 28 Apr. 2022 Down a woodland path off Yablunska Street, the body of a Ukrainian man, identified by his wife, had been left behind by Russian soldiers after their retreat. Washington Post, 8 Apr. 2022 The collection, too, was fitting for those of us who have stayed in cities since the pandemic took hold two years ago while simultaneously yearning for woodland forests and pastoral fields as we were stuck in our apartments. Irina Grechko, refinery29.com, 17 Mar. 2022 One of the quietest state parks in the Ozarks isn't on the radar screen of most woodland ramblers. Flip Putthoff, Arkansas Online, 8 Mar. 2022 The Lodge is set in a picturesque woodland setting and is a true rustic getaway with cozy fireplaces in-suite and access to a wealth of amenities. Roger Sands, Forbes, 26 Jan. 2022 Forest Schools in Denmark help kids develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a local woodland or natural environment with trees. Erin Hill, PEOPLE.com, 23 Feb. 2022 Meanwhile woodland species that avoid feeders, such as the Wood Warbler and Marsh Tit, have suffered sharp declines. Asher Elbein, Scientific American, 4 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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“Woodland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woodland. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for woodland


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

Kids Definition of woodland

: land covered with trees and shrubs : forest

Woodland geographical name

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

Definition of Woodland

city in western California northwest of Sacramento population 55,468

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