for·​est·​er ˈfȯr-ə-stər How to pronounce forester (audio)
: a person trained in forestry
: an inhabitant of a forest
: any of various noctuid woodland moths (subfamily Agaristinae)
capitalized : a member of a major benevolent and fraternal order

Examples of forester in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The state forester said the fire was still progressing southeast due to high winds Wednesday and remained at 0% containment. Rey Covarrubias Jr., The Arizona Republic, 28 May 2024 Fatigued foresters don’t always pay attention to other foliage in the area, the researchers say, and can damage the ecosystems around them. Susan Cosier, Scientific American, 14 May 2024 If passed, Ruff said the bill would unlock funds from the state’s Program Open Space to assign a permanent force of park rangers, managers, foresters and technicians to the sprawling park. Emily Opilo, Baltimore Sun, 1 Mar. 2024 As the show moves into its second act, the focus shifts away to the forester and his drunken comrades for too long, and the buoyance of the barnyard and forest animals is sorely missed. Duante Beddingfield, Detroit Free Press, 13 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for forester 

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Word History


Middle English forster, forester, from Anglo-French forester, from forest

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of forester was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Forester.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


for·​est·​er ˈfȯr-ə-stər How to pronounce forester (audio)
: a person who practices or is trained in forestry

Biographical Definition


biographical name

For·​es·​ter ˈfȯr-ə-stər How to pronounce Forester (audio)
C(ecil) S(cott) 1899–1966 British writer

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