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.]

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, 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. William Anderegg:

    In most of our current models of ecosystems and climate, drought effects on forests switch on and off like a light. When drought conditions go away, the models assume a forest's recovery is complete and close to immediate, that's not how the real world works.

  2. Erin Hunter:

    What should we do? We can't let the forest be overrun by foxes! What about my kits?

  3. Bala Nanda Sharma:

    If it just landed in that forest, it would be lost. Only helicopter pilots who have the eye will be able to find it. This terrain is very beautiful, but very difficult.

  4. Handerch Wakana Mura:

    For this forest, I will go on until my last drop of blood.

  5. Cometan:

    From a naive seed to the forest of vast experience, my envisioned ideas connect what will be.

Images & Illustrations of forest

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