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Woodland vs. Forest

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Woodlandadjective

Of a creature or object: growing, living, or existing in a woodland.

‘The woodland creatures ran from the fire.’;

Forestnoun

A dense collection of trees covering a relatively large area. Larger than woods.

Woodlandadjective

(obsolete) Having the character of a woodland.

Forestnoun

Any dense collection or amount.

‘a forest of criticism’;

Woodlandnoun

Land covered with woody vegetation.

Forestnoun

(historical) A defined area of land set aside in England as royal hunting ground or for other privileged use; all such areas.

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Woodlandnoun

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.’;

Forestnoun

(graph theory) A graph with no cycles; i.e., a graph made up of trees.

Woodlandadjective

Of or pertaining to woods or woodland; living in the forest; sylvan.

‘She had a rustic, woodland air.’; ‘Like summer breeze by woodland stream.’;

Forestnoun

A group of domains that are managed as a unit.

Woodlandnoun

land that is covered with trees and shrubs

Forestnoun

The colour forest green.

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Woodland

A woodland ( (listen)) is, in the broad sense, land covered with trees, or in a narrow sense, synonymous with wood (or in the U.S., the plurale tantum woods), a low-density forest forming open habitats with plenty of sunlight and limited shade (see differences between British, American, and Australian English explained below). Woodlands may support an understory of shrubs and herbaceous plants including grasses.

Forestverb

(transitive) To cover an area with trees.

Forestnoun

An extensive wood; a large tract of land covered with trees; in the United States, a wood of native growth, or a tract of woodland which has never been cultivated.

Forestnoun

A large extent or precinct of country, generally waste and woody, belonging to the sovereign, set apart for the keeping of game for his use, not inclosed, but distinguished by certain limits, and protected by certain laws, courts, and officers of its own.

Forestadjective

Of or pertaining to a forest; sylvan.

Forestverb

To cover with trees or wood.

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Forestnoun

the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area

Forestnoun

land that is covered with trees and shrubs

Forestverb

establish a forest on previously unforested land;

‘afforest the mountains’;

Forestnoun

a large area covered chiefly with trees and undergrowth

‘a pine forest’; ‘a large tract of forest’;

Forestnoun

an area, typically owned by the sovereign and partly wooded, kept for hunting and having its own laws.

Forestnoun

denoting an area that was formerly a royal forest

‘Waltham Forest’;

Forestnoun

a large number or dense mass of vertical or tangled objects

‘a forest of high-rise apartments’;

Forestverb

cover (land) with forest; plant with trees

‘a forested hillside’;

Forest

A forest is an area of land dominated by trees. Hundreds of definitions of forest are used throughout the world, incorporating factors such as tree density, tree height, land use, legal standing and ecological function.

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