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"

Wiktionary

  1. forestnoun

    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. forestnoun

    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. forestnoun

    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. forestnoun

    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. forestverb

    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. 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

    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. 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

    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. Forestadjective

    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. Forestverb

    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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  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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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. Ralph Schmidt:

    Just throwing forest tree seeds out of airplanes can be successful, and it's a lot cheaper than manual planting, growing seedlings in nurseries and manually planting them will always have a much higher success rate than aerial sowing, but it is much more expensive.

  2. Lobsang Rabten:

    It's easy to chop down a forest, right? but it takes a long time for new trees to grow back.

  3. Mark Parrington:

    Once upon a time, you had a fire every 100 to 150 years in one location, which means the forest completely regenerates and you end up with a mature forest, and then the fire comes along, and then you start again, what we're seeing in some parts of Eastern Siberia is the fires are happening every 10 to 30 years now, in some places, and what Eastern Siberia means is the forest is not going to be able to become mature, and you end up with an [ ecosystem ] shift to kind of a shrub land or swampy grassland.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    If a person is too honest, then the people will not let him live even in the dense forest.

  5. Justin Jager:

    As the Department of Interior and the U.S. Forest Service, we've been looking to use drones for several years now and really the technology has finally caught up to where we can efficiently use them on the fire as far as battery life and capacity.

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