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Noun, Verb (transitive)


Noun Forest has 2 senses

Verb Forest has 1 sense


Forestn. [OF. forest, F. forêt, LL. forestis, also, forestus, forestum, foresta, prop., open ground reserved for the chase, fr. L. foris, foras, out of doors, abroad. See Foreign.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  Burrill.  [1913 Webster]
     Of or pertaining to a forest; sylvan.  [1913 Webster]
Forest fly. (Zoöl.) (a) One of numerous species of blood-sucking flies, of the family Tabanidæ, which attack both men and beasts. See Horse fly. (b) A fly of the genus Hippobosca, esp. H. equina. See Horse tick. -- Forest glade, a grassy space in a forest. Thomson. -- Forest laws, laws for the protection of game, preservation of timber, etc., in forests. -- Forest tree, a tree of the forest, especially a timber tree, as distinguished from a fruit tree.
Forestv. t. 
     To cover with trees or wood.  [1913 Webster]


Forest, n. & v.
1 a (often attrib.) a large area covered chiefly with trees and undergrowth. b the trees growing in it. c a large number or dense mass of vertical objects (a forest of masts).
2 a district formerly a forest but now cultivated (Sherwood Forest).
3 hist. an area usu. owned by the sovereign and kept for hunting.
1 plant with trees.
2 convert into a forest.

forest-tree a large tree suitable for a forest.
ME f. OF f. LL forestis silva wood outside the walls of a park f. L foris outside



afforestation, afforestational, arboreous, arboretum, back country, backwoods, bed, boondock, boondocks, borderland, bosky, braky, broadcast, brush, bush, bush country, bushveld, bushy, chase, climax forest, cloud forest, coppice, copse, copsy, dendrologic, dendrology, dibble, disseminate, drill, forest land, forest preserve, forestal, forested, forestry, forests, fringing forest, frontier, gallery forest, greenwood, grove, hanger, hinterland, implant, index forest, inseminate, jungle, jungles, national forest, outback, outpost, palmetto barrens, park, park forest, pine barrens, plant, pot, primeval forest, protection forest, put in, rain forest, reforest, reforestation, reforestational, reset, retimber, scatter seed, scrub, scrubby, scrubland, seed, seed down, selection forest, seminate, set, shrubby, shrubland, silvicultural, silviculture, sow, sow broadcast, sprout forest, stand of timber, state forest, sylvan, the bush, thicket, timber, timbered, timberland, timbers, transplant, tree veld, uninhabited region, up-country, virgin forest, virgin land, virgin territory, wasteland, weald, wild West, wilderness, wilds, wildwood, wood, wooded, woodland, woodlands, woods, woodsy, woody




N vegetable, vegetable kingdom, flora, verdure, plant, tree, shrub, bush, creeper, herb, herbage, grass, annual, perennial, biennial, triennial, exotic, timber, forest, wood, woodlands, timberland, hurst, frith, holt, weald, park, chase, greenwood, brake, grove, copse, coppice, bocage, tope, clump of trees, thicket, spinet, spinney, underwood, brushwood, scrub, boscage, bosk, ceja, chaparal, motte, arboretum, bush, jungle, prairie, heath, heather, fern, bracken, furze, gorse, whin, grass, turf, pasture, pasturage, turbary, sedge, rush, weed, fungus, mushroom, toadstool, lichen, moss, conferva, mold, growth, alfalfa, alfilaria, banyan, blow, blowth, floret, petiole, pin grass, timothy, yam, yew, zinnia, foliage, branch, bough, ramage, stem, tigella, spray, leaf, flower, blossom, bine, flowering plant, timber tree, fruit tree, pulse, legume, vegetable, vegetal, vegetive, vegitous, herbaceous, herbal, botanic, sylvan, silvan, arborary, arboreous, arborescent, arborical, woody, grassy, verdant, verdurous, floral, mossy, lignous, ligneous, wooden, leguminous, vosky, cespitose, turf-like, turfy, endogenous, exogenous, green-robed senators of mighty woods, this is the forest primeval.

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