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"
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
Origin: [OF. forest, F. fort, LL. forestis, also, forestus, forestum, foresta, prop., open ground reserved for the chase, fr. L. foris, foras, out of doors, abroad. See Foreign.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
for′est, n. a large uncultivated tract of land covered with trees and underwood: woody ground and rude pasture: a preserve for large game, as a deer forest: a royal preserve for hunting, governed by a special code called the Forest Law.—adj. pertaining to a forest: silvan: rustic.—v.t. to cover with trees.—n. For′estage, an ancient service paid by foresters to the king: the right of foresters.—adjs. For′estal; For′est-born (Shak.), born in a wild.—ns. For′ester, one who has charge of a forest: an inhabitant of a forest; For′est-fly, a dipterous insect sometimes called Horse-fly, from the annoyance it causes horses.—adj. For′estine.—ns. For′est-mar′ble, a fissile limestone belonging to the middle division of the Jurassic System, so called because the typical beds are found in Wychwood Forest, Oxfordshire; For′est-oak, the timber of the Australian beefwood trees; For′estry, the art of cultivating forests; For′est-tree, a timber-tree. [O. Fr. forest (Fr. forêt)—Low L. forestis (silva), the outside wood, as opposed to the parcus (park) or walled-in wood—L. foris, out of doors.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'forest' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1470
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'forest' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2108
Rank popularity for the word 'forest' in Nouns Frequency: #515
fetors, fortes, foster, Foster, softer
The numerical value of forest in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of forest in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I met a fool i' the forest, A motley fool.
The Forest Service made the decision unilaterally. The Forest Service’s quite shocking and The Forest Service's just not fair.
A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart.
Shall not one line lament our forest race, Struck out for you from wild creation's face Freedom-the selfsame freedom you adore-Bade us defend our violated shore.
The anthropologists are busy, indeed, and ready to transport us back into the savage forest where all human things have their beginnings but the seed never explains the flower.
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Translations for forest
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- лес, гора́, залесявамBulgarian
- জঙ্গল, বনBengali
- selva, forest, boscCatalan, Valencian
- лѣсъOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- Wald, aufforsten, Forst, Gehölz, HainGerman
- δάσος, δρυμόςGreek
- forsto, arbaro, arbariEsperanto
- selva, bosque, florestaSpanish
- جنگل, بیشهPersian
- metsä, korpi, salo, selkonenFinnish
- skógur, skógvurFaroese
- sylve, bosquet, brousse, bois, boqueteau, forêtFrench
- bosk, wâldWestern Frisian
- coilltigh, coill, foraoisighIrish
- coilleScottish Gaelic
- selva, floresta, bosqueGalician
- જંગલ, વનGujarati
- जंगल, वनHindi
- forèHaitian Creole
- erdőség, erdősít, erdő, fásít, ligetHungarian
- թավուտ, անտառArmenian
- bosco, foreste, silvaInterlingua
- hutan, pohonIndonesian
- tikiġaq, uummaqInupiaq
- foresto, boskoIdo
- foresta, bosco, selvaItalian
- 林, 森, 森林Japanese
- ағаш, орманKazakh
- orpippassuitKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- ಹಳುವು, ಕಾಡು, ಅಡವಿ, ಮಲೆ, ಕಾನನ, ವನ, ಕಾನು, ಅರಣ್ಯKannada
- 숲, 삼림, 森林Korean
- ормон, токойKyrgyz
- BëschLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- ປ່າໄມ້, ປ່າLao
- mežs, apmežotLatvian
- шума, пошумуваMacedonian
- കാട്, വനംMalayalam
- ой модd, ойMongolian
- masġar, forestaMaltese
- တော, သစ်တောBurmese
- bebossen, woud, bosDutch
- tsintahNavajo, Navaho
- selva, forèstOccitan
- mitigwaaki, mitigwaakiinOjibwe, Ojibwa
- хъӕдOssetian, Ossetic
- ਵਣPanjabi, Punjabi
- bosque, mata, floresta, selvaPortuguese
- sach’ara, sach'a-sach'aQuechua
- pădure, mulțime, împăduri, silvă, codruRomanian
- अरण्यः, अटवी, वनःSanskrit
- vuovdiNorthern Sami
- šuma, les, шума, lug, лес, лугSerbo-Croatian
- කැලයSinhala, Sinhalese
- hora, lesSlovak
- pogozdovati, hosta, gozd, slap, lesSlovene
- skog, kluster, samling, beskoga, återplantera, skogsdungeSwedish
- msitu, poriniSwahili
- வனம், புறவு, கடறு, அடவி, காடு, அரண், தில்லம், அழுவம், கா, கான், பொழில்Tamil
- అడవి, అటవీTelugu
- беша, ҷангалTajik
- ป่า, ป่าไม้Thai
- ağaçlandırmak, ormanlaştırmak, ormanTurkish
- ئورمانUyghur, Uighur
- fot, fotilVolapük
- bwès, bosWalloon
- װאַלד, וואַלדYiddish
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