woodland

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n woodland land that is covered with trees and shrubs
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Woodland Land covered with wood or trees; forest; land on which trees are allowed to grow, either for fuel or timber. "Here hills and vales, the woodland and the plain,
      Here earth and water seem to strive again."
      "Woodlands and cultivated fields are harmoniously blended."
    • a Woodland Of or pertaining to woods or woodland; living in the forest; sylvan. "She had a rustic, woodland air.""Like summer breeze by woodland stream."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n woodland In forestry. See forest, 1.
    • n woodland 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 ). This author subdivides woodland (geholz) into forest (wald), in which the tree growth is closed up; bushwood (busch-wald), in which the trees are so separated by shrubby growth that their crowns do not touch; and shrubwood gesträuch), in which shrubs are the chief feature. Trop-ioal woodland is divided by the same author into rain forest, monsoon forest, savanna forest, and thorn forest, these resulting from as many combinations of climatic conditions. See forest, 4.
    • n woodland Land covered with wood, or land on which trees are suffered to grow, either for fuel or for timber.
    • n woodland Synonyms Woods, Park, etc. See forest.
    • woodland Of, peculiar to, or inhabiting the woods; sylvan: as, woodland echoes; woodland songsters.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Woodland land covered with wood
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Quotations

  • Virgil Publius Vergilius Maro
    Virgil Publius Vergilius Maro
    “May the countryside and the gliding valley streams content me. Lost to fame, let me love river and woodland.”
  • Washington Irving
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    “There is a serene and settled majesty to woodland scenery that enters into the soul and delights and elevates it, and fills it with noble inclinations.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wudu; cog. with Ice. vidhr, wood; akin to Ir. fiodh, timber.

Usage

In literature:

Miss Lacey's satisfied laugh followed the pair down the woodland road, and she looked after them.
"The Opened Shutters" by Clara Louise Burnham
In going through woodland country, a lady should be careful to lower her head in passing under trees and to ride slowly.
"The Horsewoman" by Alice M. Hayes
Besides, the yellow-throat is not a woodland but a marsh bird.
"Our Bird Comrades" by Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
Gradually ascending a considerable slope of the woodland, we came out upon the cleared crest of a long ridge.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
And therefore she had gone forth in the swan's plumage out of the land of Egypt to the open heath, to the woodland moor.
"What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
One bit of woodland, however, was beginning to dignify the valley.
"Winning the Wilderness" by Margaret Hill McCarter
The woodlands on the northern side of the great Reservations of Dakota amount almost to a forest.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
They find the fairies in the foreign woodlands; they bring the fairies to the new countries.
"Child and Country" by Will Levington Comfort
Hambledon is best approached from Chiddingfold through Hambledon Hurst, a stretch of cool woodland.
"Highways and Byways in Surrey" by Eric Parker
From thence they struck into the path to the woodland and hurried forward.
"The Brass Bound Box" by Evelyn Raymond
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In poetry:

But that other smiling sister,
With the blue and laughing eye,
Singing, in a lighter measure,
Strains of woodland harmony:
"Verses Written In An Alcove" by Anna Laetitia Aikin Barbauld
Now, with joined hands, grave, now smiling,
Gathering now and then
From her lap her woodland darlings,
Pale sweet cyclamen?
"No News From The War" by Augusta Davies Webster
Softly the April air above
Rustled the woodland homes of love:
Softly the April air below
Carried the dream of buds that blow.
"The Last Word" by Sir Henry Newbolt
One must expand one's heart with praise,
And make the memory secure
Of sunshine and the woodland days
And summer twilights pure.
"To ----" by George MacDonald
Thou of the breezy tread;
Feet of the breeze:
Thou of the sunbeam head;
Heart like a bee's:
Face like a woodland-bred
Anemone's.
"Noera" by Madison Julius Cawein
You were very fair, Jenny Allen,
Fair as a woodland rose;
Your heart was pure as an angel's heart,
Too good for earth and its woes,
And I loved you, Jenny Allen,
With a sorrowful love, God knows.
"Jenny Allen" by Marietta Holley

In news:

Patty O'Flynn, a high school math teacher at Woodland High School in Washington state, has been a technology advocate since she began teaching in 1994.
Cowlitz County health officials confirmed a case of measles in a student at Woodland Primary School .
Woodland Park Apartments shootings left one dead and two seriously wounded.
Woodland not ready to renegotiate .
Rip Masters in the 1950's television series "The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin," died on Saturday at his home in Woodland Hills.
The 168 acres of rolling cornfields, woodlands and wetlands along Interstate 176 in Robeson Township once seemed destined for development.
Throughout the season, the entire Woodland volleyball team has given full effort all the way through the region tournament.
Back in the US, there's the Woodlands Inn, a short drive from historic Charleston.
Dickinson School of Law alumni hold annual dinner program at the Woodlands.
All Yolo County Democrats are invited to attend the 36th annual Bean Feed from 3 to 6 pm Sunday at the Gibson House, 512 Gibson Road in Woodland.
Woodland Bel Air store to stay open.
Hantz Woodlands gets green light.
An artist's rendering depicts the new Yolo County Courthouse, which will be built in downtown Woodland.
On Tuesday, the City Council packaged up ballot language to ship off to Yolo County to prepare a March 5 vote on the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency project.
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing highlights lot purchasing program after complaints over Hantz Woodlands deal.
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In science:

In this model, Ψ might, for instance, represent woodland and Ξ cropland.
Random Marked Sets
When the surface is water,  = 0.1; when surface is shrubs and woodlands  = 0.25 .
Extraction of Freshwater and Energy from Atmosphere
Fire behaviour in Black Spruce-lichen woodland: The Porter Lake pro ject.
A review of wildland fire spread modelling, 1990-present 2: Empirical and quasi-empirical models
Steve Young, Gunnar Evermann, Mark Gales, Thomas Hain, Dan Kershaw, Xunying Liu, Gareth Moore, Julian Odell, Dave Ollason, Dan Povey, Valtcho Valtchev, and Phil Woodland.
Phoneme recognition in TIMIT with BLSTM-CTC
Birtles, R. J., Hazel, S. M., Bennett, M., Bown, K., Raoult, D. and Begon, M. (2001) Longitudinal monitoring of the dynamics of infections due to Bartonel la species in UK woodland rodents.
A coupled hidden Markov model for disease interactions
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