A forest is defined as a large area that has many trees and other plants, or a dense area that is like a forest.noun
- 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.
The definition of forest is something that is green like an area covered with trees.adjective
An example of forest is the color, forest green.
To forest means to plant an area with trees.verb
An example of to forest is to plant trees in an area where many trees were lost in a fire.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- 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: ME < OFr (Fr forêt) < ML (silva) forestis, as if (wood) unenclosed (< L foris, out-of-doors), but prob. (wood) under court control (< L 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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