Definition of Forest in English :

Define Forest in English

Forest meaning in English

Meaning of Forest in English

Pronunciation of Forest in English

Forest pronunciation in English

Pronounce Forest in English


see synonyms of forest


1. forest, wood, woods

the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area

2. forest, timber, timberland, woodland

land that is covered with trees and shrubs


3. afforest, forest

establish a forest on previously unforested land

Example Sentences:
'afforest the mountains'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of forest
a large wooded area having a thick growth of trees and plants
the trees of such an area
3. New Zealand
an area planted with exotic pines or similar trees
Compare bush1 (sense 4)
something resembling a large wooded area, esp in density
a forest of telegraph poles
5. 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 park (sense 5)
6. (modifier)
of, involving, or living in a forest or forests
a forest glade
7. (transitive)
to create a forest (in); plant with trees

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see synonyms of forest
a thick growth of trees and underbrush covering an extensive tract of land; large woods
often used figuratively
2.  Obsolete, British
any of certain tracts of woodland or wasteland, usually the property of the sovereign, preserved for game
of or in a forest; sylvan
verb transitive
to plant with trees; change into a forest; afforest

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of forest
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.

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