Definition of Forest

1. Verb. Establish a forest on previously unforested land. "Afforest the mountains"

Exact synonyms: Afforest
Generic synonyms: Plant, Set
Specialized synonyms: Re-afforest, Reforest
Derivative terms: Afforestation, Forestry

2. Noun. The trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area.
Exact synonyms: Wood, Woods
Generic synonyms: Botany, Flora, Vegetation
Specialized synonyms: Bosk, Grove, Jungle, Rain Forest, Rainforest, Old Growth, Virgin Forest, Second Growth
Member holonyms: Underbrush, Undergrowth, Underwood, Tree
Derivative terms: Woodsy

3. Noun. Land that is covered with trees and shrubs.

Definition of Forest

1. n. 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.

2. a. Of or pertaining to a forest; sylvan.

3. v. t. To cover with trees or wood.

Definition of Forest

1. Noun. A dense collection of trees covering a relatively large area. Larger than woods. ¹

2. Noun. Any dense collection or amount. ¹

3. Noun. A defined area of land formerly set aside in England as a royal hunting ground. ¹

4. Noun. (graph theory) a disjoint union of trees ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To cover an area with trees. ¹

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Definition of Forest

1. to convert into a forest (a densely wooded area) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Forest

1. 1. 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. 2. 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. 3. One of numerous species of blood-sucking flies, of the family Tabanidae, which attack both men and beasts. See Horse fly. A fly of the genus Hippobosca, especially. H. Equina. See Horse tick. Forest glade, a grassy space in a forest. 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. Origin: OF. Forest, F. Foret, LL. Forestis, also, forestus, forestum, foresta, prop, open ground reserved for the chase, fr. L. Foris, foras, out of doors. (04 Apr 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Forest

forest (current term)
forest falcon
forest fire
forest fire fighter
forest fires
forest goat
forest god
forest green
forest green tree frog
forest health
forest machine
forest plan
forest plot
forest plots

Literary usage of Forest

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1916)
"11 Outlook 111:971-8 D 22 '15 Day with the forest service. JA Cope. Outing 67:405-8 Ja '16 Fighting the forest lires, il Scl Am 115:440 N 11 '16 forest ..."

2. Adventure Guide to the Alaska Highway by Ed Readicker-Henderson (2006)
"The forest Service Abig part of the forestry problem is that, with no valid interpretation to work on, the National forest Service makes the rules ..."

3. Dictionary of national biography by Leslie Stephen, Sidney Lee (1893)
"A new and enlarged edition was published in Kilo with the title: ' A Treatise of the Lawes of the forest : wherein is declared not only those Lawes, ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1922)
"mains as it is to-day, namely, at 463 million acres, and that we exercise no more foresight in harvesting the remainder of our virgin forest than we have in ..."

5. Bulletin by Philippines. Bureau of forestry (1906)
"COMPOSITION AND CONDITION OF THE forest. CHARACTERISTIC TYPES. Several distinct natural and artificial types of vegetation are found, due principally to— ..."

6. Bulletin by North Carolina Dept. of Conservation and Development, North Carolina Geological Survey (1883-1905), North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey (1894)
"CHAPTER I. forestS AND forest LANDS. OBJECTS OF THIS PRELIMINARY forest SURVEY. During the present decade there has been a marked increase in the lumber ..."

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