Main definitions of woodland in US English:

: woodland1Woodland2

woodland1

noun

also woodlands
  • Land covered with trees.

    ‘large areas of ancient woodland’
    as modifier ‘woodland birds are often drably colored’
    • ‘It plans to plant at least 35,000 trees in parks and woodlands across the UK.’
    • ‘Clouts Wood is an area of ancient woodland of oak and ash, one mile south of Wroughton.’
    • ‘One area being highlighted is at Bilsdale, where ancient woodlands are to be restored.’
    • ‘It stood on the edge of a village whose name it shared and was bounded by many acres of ancient woodland.’
    • ‘It was the third such event in the ancient woodland in less than a year.’
    • ‘Murder squad detectives have been drafted in after a body was found partly buried in woodlands by a man walking his dog.’
    • ‘As we made our way along the pretty woodland walk, we gradually became aware of a distant and muffled rumble.’
    • ‘Schoolchildren who planted trees on a site in Barnoldswick will be able to watch them grow into one of the area's most important woodlands.’
    • ‘It also looks at ways of supporting the indigenous timber industry and using woodlands to improve health, landscape and wildlife.’
    • ‘It was also argued that the site proposed had a level of tree cover, but was not woodland.’
    • ‘And its fragility makes it a good early indicator of the decline of ancient woodlands.’
    • ‘They sketched woodland plants and trees and learned how to use a digital camera.’
    • ‘Beneath the heavy canopy of foliage, she captured the spirit of these woodlands of giant trees.’
    • ‘Nineteen percent of the land is arable and 46 percent consists of forests and woodlands.’
    • ‘There are beautiful walks amid woodland and stunning waterfalls in the Falls of Clyde.’
    • ‘The Woodland Trust do a lot of work fighting to preserve our ancient woodlands, also working to improve the growth of the woods naturally.’
    • ‘Trees and woodlands take centuries to mature but may be felled in an instant.’
    • ‘If we are successful, we can begin to restore this once majestic ancient woodland to its former glory.’
    • ‘Adams said foxes that did not come out of the cover of woodlands or were injured could still be legitimately killed by the hound pack.’
    • ‘There were also fears about the effect the fire would have on the area's oak woodlands, which are an important habitat for birds and plants.’
    woods, wood, forest, trees
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Main definitions of woodland in US English:

: woodland1Woodland2

Woodland2

proper noun

  • A city in north central California, northwest of Sacramento; population 54,567 (est. 2008).

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