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forest

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noun, often attributive for·est \ˈfȯr-əst, ˈfär-\

Definition of forest

  1. 1 :  a dense growth of trees and underbrush covering a large tract A fire destroyed acres of forest. forests of pine and mahogany

  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 a forest of skyscrapers

forestal

play \ˈfȯr-ə-stəl, ˈfär-\ or

forestial

play \fə-ˈre-stē-əl, fȯ-, -ˈres-chəl, -ˈresh-\ adjective

forested

play \ˈfȯr-ə-stəd, ˈfär-\ adjective

Examples of forest in a sentence

  1. Fires destroyed acres of forest.

  2. the endless forest that the first European settlers encountered

Origin and Etymology 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

forestation

play \ˌfȯr-ə-ˈstā-shən, ˌfär-\ noun

Origin and Etymology of forest

see 1forest


First Known Use: circa 1828



FOREST Defined for English Language Learners

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forest

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noun, often attributive for·est \ˈfȯr-əst, ˈfär-\

Definition of forest for English Language Learners

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


FOREST Defined for Kids

forest

play
noun for·est \ˈfȯr-əst\

Definition of forest for Students

  1. :  a growth of trees and underbrush covering a large area

forested

\-əs-təd\ adjective


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