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 (fôr′ĭst, fŏr′-)
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.
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