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for·est

 (fôr′ĭst, fŏr′-)
n.
1. A growth of trees and other plants covering a large area.
2. A large number of objects bearing a similarity to such a growth, especially a dense collection of tall objects: a forest of skyscrapers.
3. A defined area of land formerly set aside in England as a royal hunting ground.
tr.v. for·est·ed, for·est·ing, for·ests
To plant trees on or cover with trees.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin forestis (silva), outside (forest), from Latin forīs, outside; see dhwer- in Indo-European roots.]

for′est·al, fo·res′tial (fə-rĕs′chəl) adj.
for′es·ta′tion n.

forest

(ˈfɒrɪst)
n
1. (Forestry) a large wooded area having a thick growth of trees and plants
2. (Forestry) the trees of such an area
3. (Forestry) NZ an area planted with exotic pines or similar trees. Compare bush14
4. something resembling a large wooded area, esp in density: a forest of telegraph poles.
5. (Law) law (formerly) an area of woodland, esp one owned by the sovereign and set apart as a hunting ground with its own laws and officers. Compare park5
6. (modifier) of, involving, or living in a forest or forests: a forest glade.
vb
(tr) to create a forest (in); plant with trees
[C13: from Old French, from Medieval Latin forestis unfenced woodland, from Latin foris outside]
ˈforestal, foresteal, forestial adj
ˈforested adj
ˈforestless adj
ˈforest-ˌlike adj

for•est

(ˈfɔr ɪst, ˈfɒr-)

n.
1. a large tract of land covered with trees and underbrush; woodland.
2. (formerly, in England) a tract of land generally belonging to the sovereign and set apart for game.
3. a thick cluster of vertical objects: a forest of church spires.
v.t.
4. to supply or cover with trees; convert into a forest.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Old French < Late Latin forestis (silva) an unenclosed wood (as opposed to a park), derivative of Latin forīs outside. compare foreign]
for′est•al, fo•res•tial (fəˈrɛs tʃəl) adj.
for′est•ed, adj.
for`est•a′tion, n.

for·est

(fôr′ĭst)
A dense growth of trees and usually bushes or other plants covering a large area. Forests exist in all regions of the Earth except for regions of extreme cold or dryness. ♦ The science of cultivating and managing forests is called forestry.

Forest

 an extensive wood; the trees of a forest collectively; any dense collection or number of things.
Examples: forest of verbal arguments, 1875; of darts, 1669; of feathers, 1602; of people, 1645; of posts; of scaffolding; of spires, 1867; of telegraph poles; of trees.

forest


Past participle: forested
Gerund: foresting

Imperative
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Present
I forest
you forest
he/she/it forests
we forest
you forest
they forest
Preterite
I forested
you forested
he/she/it forested
we forested
you forested
they forested
Present Continuous
I am foresting
you are foresting
he/she/it is foresting
we are foresting
you are foresting
they are foresting
Present Perfect
I have forested
you have forested
he/she/it has forested
we have forested
you have forested
they have forested
Past Continuous
I was foresting
you were foresting
he/she/it was foresting
we were foresting
you were foresting
they were foresting
Past Perfect
I had forested
you had forested
he/she/it had forested
we had forested
you had forested
they had forested
Future
I will forest
you will forest
he/she/it will forest
we will forest
you will forest
they will forest
Future Perfect
I will have forested
you will have forested
he/she/it will have forested
we will have forested
you will have forested
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Future Continuous
I will be foresting
you will be foresting
he/she/it will be foresting
we will be foresting
you will be foresting
they will be foresting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been foresting
you have been foresting
he/she/it has been foresting
we have been foresting
you have been foresting
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been foresting
you will have been foresting
he/she/it will have been foresting
we will have been foresting
you will have been foresting
they will have been foresting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been foresting
you had been foresting
he/she/it had been foresting
we had been foresting
you had been foresting
they had been foresting
Conditional
I would forest
you would forest
he/she/it would forest
we would forest
you would forest
they would forest
Past Conditional
I would have forested
you would have forested
he/she/it would have forested
we would have forested
you would have forested
they would have forested
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.forest - the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded areaforest - the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area
botany, flora, vegetation - all the plant life in a particular region or period; "Pleistocene vegetation"; "the flora of southern California"; "the botany of China"
bosk - a small wooded area
grove - a small growth of trees without underbrush
jungle - an impenetrable equatorial forest
rain forest, rainforest - a forest with heavy annual rainfall
underbrush, undergrowth, underwood - the brush (small trees and bushes and ferns etc.) growing beneath taller trees in a wood or forest
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
old growth, virgin forest - forest or woodland having a mature or overly mature ecosystem more or less uninfluenced by human activity
second growth - a second growth of trees covering an area where the original stand was destroyed by fire or cutting
2.forest - land that is covered with trees and shrubsforest - land that is covered with trees and shrubs
biome - a major biotic community characterized by the dominant forms of plant life and the prevailing climate
greenwood - woodlands in full leaf; "the greenwood was Robin Hood's home"
dry land, ground, solid ground, terra firma, earth, land - the solid part of the earth's surface; "the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land"; "the earth shook for several minutes"; "he dropped the logs on the ground"
riparian forest - woodlands along the banks of stream or river
silva, sylva - the forest trees growing in a country or region
tree farm - a forest (or part of a forest) where trees are grown for commercial use
Verb1.forest - establish a forest on previously unforested landforest - establish a forest on previously unforested land; "afforest the mountains"
plant, set - put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground; "Let's plant flowers in the garden"
re-afforest - reestablish a forest after clear-cutting or fire, etc.; "re-afforest the area that was burned during the fighting"
reforest - forest anew; "After the fire, they reforested the mountain"

forest

noun wood, trees, woods, grove, woodland, plantation, rainforest, thicket, copse, coppice Parts of the forest are still dense.
Translations
حُرجغَابَةغابَه
горалес
boscforest
lesrezervace
skovnaturpark
arbaraarbaro
mets
metsä
šuma
erdőerdőség
hutan
skógurverndarsvæîi
silva
miškasmiškingasmiškininkasmiškininkystėmiškų ūkio
mežsrezervāts
horales
gozdhostalesslap
skog
msitu
ป่า
ormanormanı
rừng

forest

[ˈfɒrɪst]
A. N (temperate) → bosque m; (tropical) → selva f
see also tree
B. CPD forest fire Nincendio m forestal
forest ranger Nguardabosques mf inv
forest track, forest trail Ncamino m forestal

forest

[ˈfɒrɪst] nforêt f forest floor

forest

nWald m; (for lumber etc) → Forst m; (fig) (of aerials etc)Wald m; (of ideas etc)Wust m, → Menge f; forest deathsWaldsterben pl

forest

[ˈfɒrɪst] nforesta

forest

(ˈforist) noun
1. (a large piece of) land covered with trees.
2. an area of land in which animals, especially deer, are kept. a deer forest.
ˈforested adjective
covered with forest.
ˈforester noun
a person who works in a forest or is involved in forestry.
ˈforestry noun
(the science of) growing and looking after forests.
adjective
a forestry worker.

forest

غَابَة les skov Wald δάσος bosque metsä forêt šuma foresta bos skog las floresta лес skog ป่า orman rừng 森林
References in classic literature ?
A forest came down to the road and through the forest Wine Creek wriggled its way over stones toward a distant river.
It is rather an elevated table- land, though there are stretches of tropical forest, but it is not so tropical a country as many suppose it to be.
She told me that in her village at home there was an old beggar woman who went about selling herbs and roots she had dug up in the forest.
The rude path, which originally formed their line of communication, had been widened for the passage of wagons; so that the distance which had been traveled by the son of the forest in two hours, might easily be effected by a detachment of troops, with their necessary baggage, between the rising and setting of a summer sun.
We found every where abundance of wild beasts of all sorts, through this vast forest.
A week or two later, returning one morning from a stroll in the forest, Christie and Jessie were waylaid by George Kearney and Fairfax, and, under pretext of being shown a new and romantic trail, were diverted from the regular path.
It straggled onward into the mystery of the primeval forest.
From Baden-Baden we made the customary trip into the Black Forest.
It is time," said the other, "since with toil I bore you here through the forest, for twelve days you have lain without sense, drinking water only.
The Ranger or the Forest, that cuts the foreclaws off our dogs.
I'm sick and tired of having a forest and a torture-chamber in my house and of living like a mountebank, in a house with a false bottom
Upon this he provided me with a bow and arrows, and mounting me with him upon his own elephant took the way to a vast forest which lay far from the town.