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forest

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noun for·est \ˈfȯr-əst, ˈfär-\

Simple Definition of forest

  • : a thick growth of trees and bushes that covers a large area

Full Definition of forest

  1. 1 :  a dense growth of trees and underbrush covering a large tract

  2. 2 :  a tract of wooded land in England formerly owned by the sovereign and used for game

  3. 3 :  something resembling a forest especially in profusion or lushness <a forest of microphones> <a kelp forest>

for·est·al play \-əs-təl\ or fo·res·tial play \fə-ˈres-tē-əl, fȯ-, -ˈres(h)-chəl\ adjective
for·est·ed play \ˈfȯr-ə-stəd, ˈfär-\ adjective

Examples of forest

  1. Fires destroyed acres of forest.

  2. <the endless forest that the first European settlers encountered>



Origin of forest

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin forestis (silva) unenclosed (woodland), from Latin foris outside — more at forum


First Known Use: 13th century


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forest

verb for·est

Definition of forest

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cover with trees or forest <land densely forested with firs>

for·es·ta·tion play \ˌfȯr-ə-ˈstā-shən, ˌfär-\ noun


Circa 1828

First Known Use of forest

circa 1828




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