Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Land covered with trees.
  • adjective Of, relating to, or constituting woodland.
  • adjective Living, growing, or present in woodland.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In forestry. See forest, 1.
  • noun In phytogeography, a vegetation composed of woody plants, regarded by Schimper as one of three grand types of climatic formation (compare grass-land, 2, and desert ).
  • noun Land covered with wood, or land on which trees are suffered to grow, either for fuel or for timber.
  • noun Synonyms Woods, Park, etc. See forest.
  • Of, peculiar to, or inhabiting the woods; sylvan: as, woodland echoes; woodland songsters.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Land covered with wood or trees; forest; land on which trees are allowed to grow, either for fuel or timber.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to woods or woodland; living in the forest; sylvan.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) See under Caribou.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun land covered with woody vegetation.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to a creature or object growing, living, or existing in a woodland
  • adjective obsolete Having the character of a woodland

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun land that is covered with trees and shrubs

Etymologies

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wood +‎ land

Examples

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  • Loveliest of trees, the cherry now

    Is hung with bloom along the bough,

    And stands about the woodland ride

    Wearing white for Eastertide.

    Now, of my threescore years and ten,

    Twenty will not come again,

    And take from seventy springs a score,

    It only leaves me fifty more.

    And since to look at things in bloom

    Fifty springs are little room,

    About the woodlands I will go

    To see the cherry hung with snow.

    --A.E. Housman, A Shropshire Lad, 1896

    June 20, 2011