- The definition of forest is something that is green like an area covered with trees.
An example of forest is the color, forest green.
- A forest is defined as a large area that has many trees and other plants, or a dense area that is like a forest.
- An example of a forest is Sherwood Forest from the Robin Hood stories.
- An example of a forest is a grouping of tall buildings, a forest of tall buildings.
- To forest means to plant an area with trees.
An example of to forest is to plant trees in an area where many trees were lost in a fire.
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- a thick growth of trees and underbrush covering an extensive tract of land; large woods: often used figuratively
- Historical, Brit. any of certain tracts of woodland or wasteland, usually the property of the sovereign, preserved for game
Origin: Middle English ; from Old French (Fr forêt) ; from Midieval Latin (silva) forestis, as if (wood) unenclosed (; from Classical Latin foris, out-of-doors), but probably (wood) under court control (; from Classical Latin forum, court, forum)
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- A dense growth of trees, plants, and underbrush covering a large area.
- Something that resembles a large, dense growth of trees, as in density, quantity, or profusion: a forest of skyscrapers.
- A defined area of land formerly set aside in England as a royal hunting ground.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin forestis (silva), outside (forest), from Latin forīs, outside; see dhwer- in Indo-European roots.
- forˈest·al, fo·resˈtial adjective
- forˌes·taˈtion noun
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