What does rainforest mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rain forest, rainforest(noun)

    a forest with heavy annual rainfall


  1. rainforest(Noun)

    a forest in a climate with high annual rainfall and no dry season

  2. Origin: a calque of Regenwald.


  1. Rainforest

    Rainforests are forests characterized by high rainfall, with definitions based on a minimum normal annual rainfall of 1750–2000 mm. The monsoon trough, alternatively known as the intertropical convergence zone, plays a significant role in creating the climatic conditions necessary for the Earth's tropical rainforests. Around 40% to 75% of all biotic species are indigenous to the rainforests. It has been estimated that there may be many millions of species of plants, insects and microorganisms still undiscovered in tropical rainforests. Tropical rainforests have been called the "jewels of the Earth" and the "world's largest pharmacy", because over one quarter of natural medicines have been discovered there. Rainforests are also responsible for 28% of the world's oxygen turnover, sometimes misnamed oxygen production, processing it through photosynthesis from carbon dioxide and consuming it through respiration. The undergrowth in some areas of a rainforest can be restricted by poor penetration of sunlight to ground level. If the leaf canopy is destroyed or thinned, the ground beneath is soon colonized by a dense, tangled growth of vines, shrubs and small trees, called a jungle. There are two types of rainforest, tropical rainforest and temperate rainforest.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rainforest in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rainforest in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Robin Weber:

    He gives us a chance to talk about the needs of protecting the environment and the rainforest.

  2. Luis Fernando Novoa:

    The dams have violated social rights and environmental safeguards producing disastrous results for the rainforest.

  3. Premier Christy Clark:

    The Great Bear Rainforest, there's no question, it's a jewel in the crown of magnificent landscapes in British Columbia.

  4. Frank Sifeu:

    People up in the mountains, in the rainforest area, they will bring down food and sell it on the roadside or at the market and we will buy some.

  5. Philipp Oettershagen:

    We will fly for more than 400 kilometers straight, so continuously on solar power alone and autonomously too and we'll be mapping and recording atmospheric data during this time over the Amazon rainforest.

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