Definitions for Woodlandˈwʊdˌlænd, -lənd; -lənd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wood•landˈwʊdˌlænd, -lənd; -lənd(n.; adj.)

  1. land covered with woods or trees.

  2. (adj.)of, pertaining to, or inhabiting the woods; sylvan:

    a woodland nymph.

Origin of woodland:

bef. 900

wood′land•er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. forest, woodland, timberland, timber(noun)

    land that is covered with trees and shrubs

Wiktionary

  1. woodland(Noun)

    land covered with woody vegetation

  2. woodland(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to a creature or object growing, living, or existing in a woodland

    The woodland creatures ran from the fire.

  3. woodland(Adjective)

    Having the character of a woodland

Webster Dictionary

  1. Woodland(noun)

    land covered with wood or trees; forest; land on which trees are suffered to grow, either for fuel or timber

  2. Woodland(adj)

    of or pertaining to woods or woodland; living in the forest; sylvan

Freebase

  1. Woodland

    Woodland is a low-density forest forming open habitats with plenty of sunlight and limited shade. Woodlands may support an understory of shrubs and herbaceous plants including grasses. Woodland may form a transition to shrubland under drier conditions or during early stages of primary or secondary succession. Higher densities and areas of trees, with largely closed canopy, provide extensive and nearly continuous shade and are referred to as forest. Conservationists have worked hard to preserve woodlands. For example, the woodlands in Northwest Indiana have been preserved as part of the Indiana Dunes. Woodland is used in British woodland management to mean any smaller area covered in trees, however dense.. The term Ancient Woodland is used in British nature conservation to refer to any wooded land that has existed for a very long period. Woodlot is a closely related American term, which refers to a stand of trees generally used for firewood. While woodlots often technically have closed canopies, they are so small that light penetration from the edge makes them ecologically closer to woodland than forest.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Woodland' in Nouns Frequency: #2526


Translations for Woodland

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

woodland(noun)

land covered with woods

a stretch of woodland.

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