What does Forester mean?

Definitions for Foresterˈfɔr ə stər, ˈfɒr-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Forester, C. S. Forester, Cecil Scott Forester(noun)

    English writer of adventure novels featuring Captain Horatio Hornblower (1899-1966)

  2. forester, tree farmer, arboriculturist(noun)

    someone trained in forestry


  1. Forester(ProperNoun)

    for someone who lived, or worked in a forest

  2. forester(Noun)

    A person who practices forestry.

  3. forester(Noun)

    A person who lives in a forest.

  4. Origin: forestier, from forest + -ier, equivalent to .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Forester(noun)

    one who has charge of the growing timber on an estate; an officer appointed to watch a forest and preserve the game

  2. Forester(noun)

    an inhabitant of a forest

  3. Forester(noun)

    a forest tree

  4. Forester(noun)

    a lepidopterous insect belonging to Alypia and allied genera; as, the eight-spotted forester (A. octomaculata), which in the larval state is injurious to the grapevine

  5. Origin: [F. forestier, LL. forestarius.]


  1. Forester

    A forester is also a title used widely during Medieval times. The forester usually held a position equal to a sheriff or local law enforcer. He was responsible for patrolling the woodlands on a lord or noble's property, hence the synonymous term 'woodward'. His duties included negotiating deals for the sale of lumber and timber and stopping poachers from illegally hunting. Many times wanted criminals would hide in a forest. When this occurred it was the duty of the Forester to organize armed gangs to capture the criminal. Often foresters held titles of prominence in their local communities, and acted as barristers and arbitrators. Their pay was usually above average and they could make a decent living. Many people confuse the role of the forester with that of the logger, but most foresters are concerned not only with the harvest of timber, but also with the sustainable management of forests to "provide the greatest good for the greatest number in the long term". Another notable forester, Jack C. Westoby, remarked that "forestry is concerned not with trees, but with how trees can serve people".

Anagrams for Forester »

  1. fosterer

  2. reforest


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Forester in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Forester in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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