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 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 About 50 miles east of Santa Fe, New Mexico, in the Sangre de Cristo mountains, Hermit Peak rises some 10,000 feet amid the pinyon-juniper woodland of the Pecos Wilderness. Smithsonian, "The Inspiring Monk Who Lived in a New Mexico Cave," 22 Nov. 2019 The woodlands is kind of reaching its limits, it’s being built out. Jamie Swinnerton, Houston Chronicle, "Renovations continue for $30 million capital project at Woodlands United Methodist," 12 Nov. 2019 But with so much of the woodland visibly in despair this year, the damage has shocked visiting Germans. NBC News, "Forests of German myth under physical attack from drought and heat," 20 Oct. 2019 But ecologically, the swaths of open, scrubby landscapes under transmission lines support a rich and complex menagerie of life, absent in the woodlands and forests that bound them. David L. Wagner, The Conversation, "New England power line corridors harbor rare bees and other wild things," 3 Oct. 2019 Drive four hours from the Motor City, however, to the woodlands of northern Michigan, and an alternative symbol of union fortunes exists. The Economist, "A woodland resort symbolises American unions’ diminishing fortunes," 3 Oct. 2019 The woodland wilderness garden aims to get people back to nature, and highlight the benefits of the natural world on our mental and physical wellbeing. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Kate Middleton’s Back to Nature Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show Pays Tribute to Princess Diana," 23 May 2019 The woodland wilderness garden aims to get people back to nature, and highlight the benefits of the natural world on our mental and physical wellbeing. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Kate Middleton’s Back to Nature Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show Pays Tribute to Princess Diana," 23 May 2019 The woodland wilderness garden aims to get people back to nature, and highlight the benefits of the natural world on our mental and physical wellbeing. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Kate Middleton Shares "Heartbreaking" Parenting Struggle at the Chelsea Flower Show," 19 May 2019

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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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15 Dec 2019

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“Woodland.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woodlander. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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More Definitions for woodland

woodland

noun
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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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