Definitions for forestˈfɔr ɪst, ˈfɒr-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

for•estˈfɔr ɪst, ˈfɒr-(n.)

  1. a large tract of land covered with trees and underbrush; woodland.

    Category: Botany, Ecology

  2. (formerly, in England) a tract of land generally belonging to the sovereign and set apart for game.

    Category: Western History

  3. a thick cluster of vertical objects:

    a forest of church spires.

  4. (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

for`est•a′tion

Princeton's WordNet

  1. forest, wood, woods(noun)

    the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area

  2. forest, woodland, timberland, timber(verb)

    land that is covered with trees and shrubs

  3. afforest, forest(verb)

    establish a forest on previously unforested land

    "afforest the mountains"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. forest(noun)ˈfɔr ɪst, ˈfɒr-

    an area of land covered with trees

    a pine forest; the logging of forests

Wiktionary

  1. forest(Noun)

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

  2. forest(Noun)

    Any dense collection or amount.

    Forest of criticism.

  3. forest(Noun)

    A defined area of land formerly set aside in England as a royal hunting ground.

  4. forest(Noun)

    a disjoint union of trees

  5. forest(Verb)

    To cover an area with trees.

  6. 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Forest(noun)

    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

  2. Forest(noun)

    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

  3. Forest(adj)

    of or pertaining to a forest; sylvan

  4. Forest(verb)

    to cover with trees or wood

Freebase

  1. Forest

    Forest is a city in Scott County, Mississippi. The population was 5,987 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Scott County.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'forest' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1470

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'forest' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2108

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'forest' in Nouns Frequency: #515


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

forest(noun)

(a large piece of) land covered with trees.

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