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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.forested - covered with forest; "efforts to protect forested lands of the northwest"
wooded - covered with growing trees and bushes etc; "wooded land"; "a heavily wooded tract"
مُغَطّى بالأحْراج
skógi vaxinn


[ˈfɒrɪstɪd] ADJarbolado, de bosques
densely or heavily forestedcubierto de bosques
only eight per cent of Britain is forestedlas áreas forestales de Gran Bretaña se reducen al ocho por ciento del territorio


[ˈfɒrɪstɪd] adj [area, mountain] → boisé(e)
thickly forested → très boiséForest Enterprise n (British)Office m national des forêts


(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.
a forestry worker.
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When moisture finally arrives during these droughty times, our rain and snow fall on the high, forested mountain watersheds that have slowly fed precious water to human communities here for millennia.
9 percent of the forested acreage has been harvested, and logging will never cover more than 10 percent (1.