Definitions for FORESTˈfɔr ɪst, ˈfɒr-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
for•estˈfɔr ɪst, ˈfɒr-(n.)
a large tract of land covered with trees and underbrush; woodland.
Category: Botany, Ecology
(formerly, in England) a tract of land generally belonging to the sovereign and set apart for game.
Category: Western History
a thick cluster of vertical objects:
a forest of church spires.
(v.t.)to supply or cover with trees; convert into a forest.
Origin of forest:
1250–1300; ME < OF < LL forestis (silva) an unenclosed wood (as opposed to a park), der. of L forīs outside. Cf. foreign
forest, wood, woods(noun)
the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area
forest, woodland, timberland, timber(verb)
land that is covered with trees and shrubs
establish a forest on previously unforested land
"afforest the mountains"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
forest(noun)ˈfɔr ɪst, ˈfɒr-
an area of land covered with trees
a pine forest; the logging of forests
A dense collection of trees covering a relatively large area. Larger than woods.
Any dense collection or amount.
Forest of criticism.
A defined area of land formerly set aside in England as a royal hunting ground.
a disjoint union of trees
To cover an area with trees.
Origin: From forest, from forest, from foresta, first used in the Capitularies of Charlemagne in reference to the royal forest (as opposed to the inner woods, or parcus). Displaced native weald, wald, from weald, scogh, scough, from skógr, and frith, firth, from fyrhþ.
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
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
of or pertaining to a forest; sylvan
to cover with trees or wood
Translations for FOREST
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(a large piece of) land covered with trees.
- florestaPortuguese (BR)
- der WaldGerman
- 삼림, 숲Korean
- las, puszczaPolish
- 森林地帶Chinese (Trad.)
- 森林地带Chinese (Simp.)
Get even more translations for FOREST »