What does woodland mean?

Definitions for woodland
ˈwʊdˌlænd, -lənd; -ləndwood·land

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. forest, woodland, timberland, timbernoun

    land that is covered with trees and shrubs


  1. woodlandnoun

    land covered with woody vegetation

  2. woodlandadjective

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

    The woodland creatures ran from the fire.

  3. woodlandadjective

    Having the character of a woodland

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Woodlandnoun

    Woods; ground covered with woods.

    Etymology: wood and land.

    This houshold beast, that us’d the woodland grounds,
    Was view’d at first by the young hero’s hounds,
    As down the stream he swam. John Dryden, Æneid.

    He that rides post through a country, may, from the transient view, tell how in general the parts lie; here a morass, and there a river, woodland in one part, and savanas in another. John Locke.

    By her awak’d, the woodland choir
    To hail the common god prepares;
    And tempts me to resume the lyre,
    Soft warbling to the vernal airs. Elijah Fenton, Ode to Lord Gower.

    Here hills and vales, the woodland and the plain,
    Here earth and water seems to strive again. Alexander Pope.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Woodlandnoun

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

  2. Woodlandadjective

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


  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.

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of woodland in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of woodland in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of woodland in a Sentence

  1. Camilo Villegas:

    Gary Woodland frees you up a little bit. You get a little more aggressive, all in all it was a great day out there.

  2. Sunday Woodland:

    I've just always believed in Sunday Woodland, no matter what I've done, from when I was a young kid, I always believed I would be successful.

  3. Gary Woodland:

    I ’m comfortable on this golf course, I was Gary Woodland off today, hopefully I got that one out of the way and am ready for a big weekend.

  4. Ross MacPhee:

    Despite their ungainly appearance, different species of glyptodonts occupied habitats as distinct as open grassland and dense woodland, all the way from Patagonia to the southern parts of the continental United States, although their disappearance has been blamed on human depredation as well as climate change, some species persisted into the early part of the modern or Holocene epoch, long after the disappearance of mammoths and saber-toothed cats. Like the loss of giant ground sloths, mastodons, and dozens of other remarkable mammalian species, the precise cause of the New World megafaunal extinctions remains uncertain.

  5. Dave Bruno:

    We reached 121 degrees( F) in Woodland Hills, California. That is the highest-ever temperature at a station, beating 119 degrees on July 22, 2006.

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