What does FOREST mean?

Definitions for FORESTˈfɔr ɪst, ˈfɒr-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word FOREST.

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"


  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

  5. 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.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Forest

    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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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

Anagrams for FOREST »

  1. fetors, fortes, foster, Foster, softer

  2. Fetors

  3. Fortes

  4. Foster

  5. Softer


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of FOREST in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of FOREST in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Henrik Ibsen:

    A forest bird never wants a cage.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Forest is the best port of the wise man!

  3. William Shakespeare:

    I met a fool i' the forest, A motley fool.

  4. Vikrant Parsai:

    To an ignorant, a small garden is a forest.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Go to forest to meet the wise green friends!

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