land covered with woods or trees; forest
of, living in, or relating to the woods
Land covered with trees.
- Of, relating to, or constituting woodland.
- Living, growing, or present in woodland: woodland flowers.
Of or relating to a Native American culture prevalent throughout much of eastern North America beginning around 1000 BC and lasting especially in northeastern regions until contact with Europeans, characterized by increasing reliance on settled agriculture, by the development of Neolithic crafts and tools, and in certain areas by the building of ceremonial mounds.
Origin of WoodlandFrom the woodland regions in which the culture flourished
(comparative more woodland, superlative most woodland)
- Of or pertaining to a creature or object growing, living, or existing in a woodland
- The woodland creatures ran from the fire.
- 1835, Nimrod's Hunting Tours, page 109:
- [...] understanding that their next fixture was in a very woodland country, and at a distance, I deferred this pleasure to another opportunity.
- 1871, George Gill, Fourth Reader, page 135:
- Shortly after leaving Swindon the main line enters Wiltshire, and runs through an extremely woodland district to Chippenham [...]