forester

noun for·est·er \ ˈfȯr-ə-stər , ˈfär- \
|Updated on: 23 Jul 2018

Definition of forester

1 : a person trained in forestry
2 : an inhabitant of a forest
3 : any of various noctuid woodland moths (subfamily Agaristinae)
4 capitalized : a member of a major benevolent and fraternal order

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Origin and Etymology of forester

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


Forester

biographical name For·es·ter \ ˈfȯr-ə-stər , ˈfär- \

Definition of Forester

C(ecil) S(cott) 1899–1966 British writer

FORESTER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of forester for English Language Learners

  • : a person whose job is to take care of forests by planting trees, cutting down trees, etc.



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