What does forest mean?

Definitions for forest
ˈfɔr ɪst, ˈfɒr-for·est

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. forest(Noun)

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

    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.

  2. forest(Noun)

    Any dense collection or amount.

    Forest of criticism.

    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.

  3. forest(Noun)

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

    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.

  4. forest(Noun)

    a disjoint union of trees

    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.

  5. forest(Verb)

    To cover an area with trees.

    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.

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

    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.]

  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

    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.]

  3. Forest(adj)

    of or pertaining to a forest; sylvan

    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.]

  4. Forest(verb)

    to cover with trees or wood

    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.]

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.

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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. forest

    An area of land planted with trees.

    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, fortes, foster, Foster, softer

  2. Fetors

  3. Fortes

  4. Foster

  5. Softer

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How to say forest in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Beka Munduruku:

    We are a very strong people and will be able to stop this and continue fighting for our land and the protection of the forest.

  2. Hadi Jatmiko:

    This will be a bad precedent related to other similar lawsuit against the forest fires perpetrators in the future.

  3. Cecilia Abel:

    We were fed only ground dry maize in the afternoons. It was not good for human consumption, many of us that were captured died in Sambisa Forest. Even after our rescue about 10 died on our way to this place.

  4. Simone Netherlands:

    Our goal is to work with the Forest Service to make the area safer for local people.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Every day spend at least an hour in a forest to stay healthy, and much more than this, to stay sane in this insane world!

Images & Illustrations of forest

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