What does Forest mean?

Definitions for Forest
ˈfɔr ɪst, ˈfɒr-For·est

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. forest, wood, woodsnoun

    the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area

  2. forest, woodland, timberland, timberverb

    land that is covered with trees and shrubs

  3. afforest, forestverb

    establish a forest on previously unforested land

    "afforest the mountains"


  1. forestnoun

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

  2. forestnoun

    Any dense collection or amount.

    Forest of criticism.

  3. forestnoun

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

  4. forestnoun

    a disjoint union of trees

  5. forestverb

    To cover an area with trees.

  6. Etymology: 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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. FORESTnoun

    Etymology: forest, French; foresta, Italian.

    By many tribulations we enter into the kingdom of heaven, because, in a forest of many wolves, sheep cannot chuse but feed in continual danger of life. Richard Hooker, b. v. s. 48.

    Macbeth shall never vanquish’d be, until
    Great Birnam-wood to Dunsinane’s high hill
    Shall come against him.
    ———— That will never be:
    Who can impress the forest, bid the tree
    Unfix his earth-bound root? William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    There be airs which the physicians advise their patients to remove unto, which commonly are plain champaigns, but grasing, and not overgrown with heath; or else timber-shades, as in forests. Francis Bacon, Natural History, №. 936.

    How the first forest rais’d its shady head. Wentworth Dillon.

Webster Dictionary

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Forestadjective

    of or pertaining to a forest; sylvan

  4. Forestverb

    to cover with trees or wood

  5. Etymology: [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.]

Rap Dictionary

  1. forest

    Parkway Forest Drive (aka Forest) is a North York neighbourhood bounded on the west by Don Mills Road, on the north by Sheppard Avenue, on the east by the Don Valley Parkway, and on the south by Highway 401. It is a dense development of high-rise rental apartment buildings, low-rise rental apartment buildings and townhouse complexes. The area has began to see an increase in criminal activitys in recent years, including the drug sweep of 25 Parkway Forest Drive apartment building by 33 division police. In early 2005, the "North York Community Council" committee of the Toronto City Council rejected a proposal to replace many of the low-rise apartment buildings and townhouses by seven high-rise towers ranging in height from 39 to 49 storeys. SGN™

Editors Contribution

  1. forest

    An area of land planted with trees that is managed sustainably with biodiversity, social access and community management

    Forests are beautiful and so amazing for the environment.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 28, 2020  

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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

  2. fortes

  3. foster

  4. Foster

  5. softer

  6. forset

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  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

Examples of Forest in a Sentence

  1. Alan Watts:

    But I’ll tell you what hermits realize. If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you’ll come to understand that you’re connected with everything.

  2. Tara Cornelisse:

    You're standing in a dark forest and suddenly there is a brilliance of little lights everywhere.

  3. William Shakespeare:

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

  4. Marylin Zuniga:

    Marylin Zuniga, a first-year teacher who drew widespread condemnation for assigning Marylin Zuniga young charges the task of writing to Mumia Abu-Jamal, was canned at the meeting of the Orange Board of Education, the Star-Ledger of Newark reported. Even when I heard that the letters were written... because of compassion, you could've written to somebody in a nursing home. - Gloria Stewart, Orange Board of Education, NJ resident Marylin Zuniga, who taught at Forest Street Elementary School, told board members prior to their hasty vote to can Marylin Zuniga that Marylin Zuniga has broad support from around the country, the newspaper reported. There's people around the nation who support me, who believe I need to be reinstated and I believe that I need to be reinstated, my students need me in the classroom. My students have requested that I come back to the classroom. Abu-Jamal, a 61-year-old serving a life sentence for the 1981 murder of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner, is a self-styled poet who became a darling of celebrities and activists while on death row. His sentence was later commuted to life without parole, and he was suffering from complications from diabetes when Marylin Zuniga assigned the task. The vote to fire Zuniga occurred after several hours of public speakers, many of whom praised Zuniga for teaching Marylin Zuniga students to have compassion for a man who killed a police officer. Abu-Jamal killed Daniel Faulkner during a routine traffic stop of Abu-Jamal’s brother. At trial, several witnesses reported seeing Abu-Jamal kill Daniel Faulkner, and two witnesses said Abu-Jamal confessed to the killing, saying, I shot the mother --- er, and I hope the mother --- er dies. Although the abrupt vote left meeting attendees unsure of what had happened, Orange Board of Education Superintendent Ronald Lee confirmed that Marylin Zuniga was fired in an email to the Star-Ledger. As this is a personnel issue, I have no further comments on this matter, Orange Superintendent Ronald Lee wrote. Zuniga’s attorney, Alan Levine, told the newspaper Marylin Zuniga is now considering legal action to challenge Marylin Zuniga firing. Several speakers at the meeting, including Essex County Freeholder President Britnee Timberlake, praised Marylin Zuniga.

  5. Don Gentry:

    There is definitely extensive damage to the forest where we have our treaty rights, i am sure we have lost a number of deer to the fire.

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